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Crete, Greece
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...

Sunday, 5 December 2010

A Walk in December

Hello, just found this post...sitting...doing nothing..
I forgot to publish it.. so it's not really the poor post's fault....
...but I do like the photos still...

so, I thought they could still have their 5 minutes of fame.
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Another Day....

......we spent high in the mountains..
Dewi was practising to be Zeus,
while we craned our necks watching griffon vultures
cavort in the sky...the wingspan of these birds is over 240 cms!
There must have been something very tasty down there...can you see the heads of 3 vultures in amidst the boulders?... and the ravens trying to get in on the act too..
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Unseasonal Weather..

Since Geoff finished working at the end of October, we've had some wonderful weather, so we've made the most of it and we've been out on day trips.
So, I thought I'd share some photos with you, showing the views, wild life and flowers.
Crete needs lots of water after the summer..we've not had nearly enough, but even a small amount brings out the gorgeous flora that this island is famous for.
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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Completed Projects..

Some of you may be wondering what I've been doing lately on the crafty side of my life..
Well, quite alot really but have not been able to show and tell until we had our first visit from Bethan and Lirys.
As you can see from above Lirys loved her new jacket, made from Sirdar Snuggly, Baby Bamboo.
Below, is another pattern from the same book, Debbie Bliss Simply Baby. I used Debbie Bliss yarn for this.

Lirys and her mummy loved them..

They came for a week, which was extended to 10 days when Lirys was diagnosed has having chickenpox and was unable to fly back..she had a couple of grizzly days but, all in all, for a nearly five month old, smiled through it!!
That gave Bethan and myself some more time to make an Advent Calendar that we are sure will become a family heirloom, cherished for many years to come by Lirys and any other siblings that may arrive..
We couldn't have spent so long on it if it hadn't been for 'pappoo' (see behind Bethan's elbow) who valiantly spent hours entertaining Lirys.
We raided my stash box, cut out 24 rectangles, ironed hems and zig zagged the top of each pocket. Bethan wrote the numbers on 24 stars and then appliqued them on to the rectangles.
The finished piece was hemmed and will have a length of dowelling threaded through the panel at the top. Ribbon will be tied to the dowelling and it will be hung on a wall in Bethan's home.. I'm looking forward to seeing it full of little presents when we go to the UK for Christmas in December.

ps...apologies for the poor quality of photos..since having my super duper new camera ( which produces wonderful high quality photos) the res of photos on my blog have deteriorated.. has anyone got any ideas why or what I could do about it??
Take care

Friday, 15 October 2010

Bit of an odd Bloggy Summer...

My summer here has been a bit off kilter, to say the least...I suppose it was my extended holiday in the UK that did it...
But I don't seem to have got over it..blog-wise..I've taken loads of photos but not been able to sit down and put them in any order.
Another reason is I'm still working away from home at night.
So, I'm still trying to catch my tail!
So, hence...some bits and pieces from over the summer months.
Our vines have finally made it up to the first floor, sadly, the grapes were no good!
A lovely ceramic display from some friends of mine, it was a great success.
We also managed to have a bag tutorial by Jenny..
Dominic had a wonderful birthday party!
.....and this quilt managed to get to England
More soon.....

Friday, 1 October 2010

The Arrival....

The day finally arrived and we welcomed Lirys Erin into the world.
We were all very tired and emotional after a long labour and a sudden emergency c section.
But just look at Bethan's face!!
Matt's first cuddle.
And mine!

Then there was some much needed skin to skin contact .
Lirys decided it was all too much and went to sleep in her Daddy's arms.
Isn't she gorgeous???

Uncle Gareth came to visit and you can see he was overjoyed!!
It didn't take too long before he was having lessons on nappy changing....
Lirys was 7lb 3ozs and was born on the 29th June ..

Sunday, 26 September 2010

What do you do when you're waiting..?

Hello...Yes, I'm still alive!
Just been really busy.
I'm going to do some quick posts so you can catch up with what's been going on.
So..... we have to go back to June to start..
Remember, I was off to sunny Surrey, to support my daughter as she and her husband Matt prepared for The Arrival of Bean!!
We entertained ourselves in various ways, taking silly photos, as Bethan wondered whether she would ever see her knees again...
.......cooking delicious cupcakes
.....walking on Box Hill with...
my son Gareth and his partner Heather,
it was lovely to see so much GREEN after Crete..
Bethan and I met friends for lunch and did some retail therapy in London town,
we also fell upon Westminster Abbey, such a beautiful interior..

We were visited by my parents, they travelled down from North Wales
and my brother arrived, (he's fed up of waiting, isn't he??)
We had a photographic session, so we've got a lovely photo of 3 generations of Welsh girls.
and some of us got really really fed up!!!

Monday, 31 May 2010

Time to say Goodbye....

Ernest has been busy packing this week, I am joining him on a flight to Gatwick on Friday (just to make sure he gets there!!) Just look at all the goodies he's got, his home as a wonderful lavendar bag in it too so the aroma is gorgeous.

He'll then make his way to Wipso
I do hope her eye is better by then, she'll need all her wits about her to keep Ernest in check...

We've had so much fun with him but it's time to move on now.

I love hollyhocks and we have many of them around here.
Don't you think they look like fabric?
Yammas! to you 2, we had a wonderful week with you, hope to see you over here again very soon.
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