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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

String-Along Round Up and More...

As March ends, so does the String-Along 2010 Challenge held by Mousybrownshouse and Rattling On.
I've thoroughly enjoyed joining in as it dragged me out of my comfort zone screaming and shouting... The above string bag was crocheted and I had to follow a pattern...successfully!I was disappointed by the size though, it's more hand bag size than shopping bag size, never mind I'll still use it..
I do have a collection of reuseable shopping bags as you can see ..

They all come in handy when I shop for veg from the mobile veg. van which comes around the villages twice a week. Here he's in Limnes, a neighbouring village to us..I always forget to take a camera when I go down to shop. You know when he's reached the village because of the very loud greek music he plays.



Here's a very bad photo of the finished ear-rings I designed at the bead shop last week. Geoff took the photo...
but to show he can take a very good photo just look below.
This is what greeted us last week when we opened the balcony door early one morning...stunning isn't it?
I've bought some plants to pretty up the exterior of the house for Easter so I thought I would share this gorgeous fuschia with you.
We're all getting excited about the coming weekend. As you may well remember Easter is a very big deal here....and the weather is going to be great for bbqs and outside eating.
Finally, thought I'd point out a new blog on my list. As many of you know my daughter and her husband live in Saudi Arabia and J is a friend of Bethan's, explaining some of the realities of life as an ex-pat in Riyadh. I find it extremely interesting and thought provoking..
Take care.





14 comments:

ArtistUnplugged said...

Hey, that is a very nice bag though!!! Your husband did take a lovely photo of the view, stunning. I hope you have a very awesome Easter, look forward to reading about it next week! Take care.

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely photo and the earrings are great. I love the thought of how you listen out for the veg man and his van! Have a wonderful Easter....

Rattling On said...

The bag is great, you have done so well. If you wanted another go, and it to be bigger, just use a bigger hook, and maybe do 3 chain between each treble on the main bag. I have to say, on my second from that pattern I did this and also didn't do the first few rounds with the 1 chain bit.
I love the photos you've posted. So different from where I live! That's one of the excellent things about blogging-the peeps into other ways of life.

Calico Kate said...

Love the bag - hang your lemons in it! The earings are fab too, and how civilised to have a greengrocer in the real senceof the word come visiting. So sensible.
Stunning views too.
CKx

Pondside said...

The photo from your balcony is breath-taking. The hills look so mysterious in the haze - you live in paradise!

Lydia said...

Love the earings.

The views & pictures, are as ever stunning.

Have followed the link - thank you - Will really enjoy reading I'm sure!

Love Lydia xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

But will you be able to stop making string bags Jude? It may be that you are 'on a roll'. Glad to know that you're expecting good weather for Easter. Please send some sunshine to us. West Cornwall is cold and very, very windy right now!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful view! And, I love those earrings! Very nice:)

Judith said...

It look very nice. Maybe it looks big than it really is. Let me see it in real life on Friday.
Featherduster made a comment on my blog after you left yours. don't know what she means.

Chris Stovell said...

So jealous of your blue sky and your morning view, nice earrings, strong bag... sigh. You can tell it's berludy pouring down in Wales again, can't you?

MarmaladeRose said...

Great photos, the bag is lovely, maybe it's for small purchases!

Maddie Grigg said...

How I wish I were in Greece right now, rather than sitting with a rug over me and fingerless mittens on. Happy Easter. xx

Jackie said...

Have a wonderful Greek Easter. All I remember is spending the night of Easter Saturday 1975 at Athens airport sleeping on a bench while all the staff were drinking and dancing. I was booked to fly home on Easter Sunday and didn't stand a chance of a taxi early in the morning so went the night before.As I set off for the airport people were walking down the street with candles wishing each other happy easter. We'd already had English Easter at home and I hadn't realised I would see it again.

bindu said...

The vegetable van concept is so great! Nice earrings, and it's great to get a peek into village life in Greece.