Sneak peek – working on that background

I know that it doesn’t look like much compared to last time this cross stitch appeared on sneak peek but ooh it is tiny tiny cross stitch and it takes ages! Anyway, I am making progress on the background.

Completing Section 1 of the Capital Ring

I got to finish section 1 of the Capital Ring today or should I say, do the vast majority of it, due to getting horribly lost last time I attempted it. I had got so lost, I only, once back on track, managed to get as far as the gate to Maryon Park (which is not…

5 things I liked this week – 2.6.17

1. Accidentally finding a lovely bit of the Thames Path. 2. Eating breakfast outside.   3. The Handmaid’s Tale started this week on TV and it was sooo good (and so scarily relevant). 4.  We went to the Shard this week, it was okay, we only went because it was a kids go free week, as…

An attempt at section 1 of the Capital Ring

(For those new to my blog, I actually started the Capital Ring at section 7, you can read about how I got on, on my old blog here and more recent sections here) So, having mostly enjoyed section 15, last week, I was keen to get cracking on section 1 of the Capital Ring, so I…

Sneak peek – garden progress

I’m making progress with my garden, some new plants have joined, including a hanging tomato plant which was an absolute bargain from Wicks. And a catmint, which hasn’t yet (as far as I know) attracted any cats but the bees absolutely love it, it’s lovely watching them go from flower to flower in a business…

Ribbon tie waisted skirt

I am such an impatient craft blogger, as far as finished item photos go, so sorry, not the best photo, I swear that the hem is actually even, it’s just how I’m leaning on the table and yep, I can see a thread I missed by my knee and yep I cropped the photo, as…

5 things I liked this week – 26.5.17

The poppy seed bread I made on Saturday, the poppy seed bread I made on Thursday was also good but the bread I made on Saturday, using a poolish and following the recipe in the Gail’s Bakery book was divine. Doing the next stage of the Capital Ring. The display of Alliums, in front of…

A Dark So Deadly

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride My rating: 4 of 5 stars At first I wasn’t that convinced by this one, a stand-alone novel set in MacBride’s fictional Oldcastle (as in the same town as his two Ash Henderson books, a few characters from which make an appearance in this). MacBride’s characters can be,…