Tuesday, 2 July 2013

I'm Back!

I've recovered from the virus I had but I've been left with a hacking cough which has been really giving me grief at night and therefore leaving me really tired the next day. I didn't visit any blogs at all last week and had very little interest in anything. It was enough to keep the house up together, cook tea and get some schoolwork done!
Anyway I do feel so much better now. Thank you for all your good wishes, I'm sorry I didn't answer some of them, I didn"t check in on my blog at all!
Yesterday had a traumatic start, Clark whilst feeding the rabbit noticed a young starling caught in the fat ball feeder.

Malc had to cut the top bars to get it out

The boys put it in a corner of the garden and named it Todd. Although it looked like it was a youngster it was quite big. It was well and truly stuck, Malc tried to help it out but it just wouldn't work.
So there we are trying to look after out wildlife and we end up causing it a bit of mischief!
I'm happy to report that it wandered round the garden for about an hour, climbed up a bush and finally flew away.
I've also been knitting these , the strips are knitted and taken to a group I go to where a lovely lady sews them together in strips of five or sometimes eight  and they make lovely blankets

Since this photo was taken I've knitted five more so I'll have a few to take to keep the sewing lady busy.
My friend with the ten children is expecting baby number 11 next Januaury  so I'm going to be getting my baby patterns out again I think meanwhile I'm knitting a cardi for her now 6 month old for Christmas. I have to start on their family early to get them all done!
We've had some beautiful weather here last week and I did manage to drag myself out to walk the dogs on some beautiful walks.

Today has been overcast so I've spent my morning teaching, cleaning out the fridge and cooking up some rhubarb from the garden to freeze.
I've got potatos peeled for tea and batter made for Toad-in-the-hole so I'm off to do a couple of rows of knitting. Idle hands and all that!


  1. Just rushed across to your blog to make sure I was following after seeing your comment on my blog! You've been having a horrible time with the virus by the sound of it. Glad the baby bird was spotted, they do get themselves into muddles, we keep having to usher small birds out of the fruit cage and the greenhouse.

  2. Honestly, the things we do for wildlife! You are one of my followers. Bless you!

  3. So pleased you are on the mend. xxx

  4. Thanks Carol. I left you an email about the baby clothes. Did you get it?

  5. glad you're feeling better!!

    love that idea for a blanket! what a great group project!

  6. The group has been running for about 15 years. I've only been going for 5years. They did tell me how many blankets they've made up and sent but I can't remember. I'll have to ask them again.