Happy Heart

I am tired, aching and covered in dried sand and sea salt, but I am so so happy.

Today littlest and I surprised my best friend by waiting at the beach where she, her fella and their gorgeous puppy dog were heading. Me and my girl haven’t seen each other for about two and a half years, but we so keep closely in touch, life and distance just conspire to keep us apart.

It was so very good to see her and so very difficult to leave again but we had a great day. Whilst waiting for my girl and her fella to arrive, littlest and I occupied ourselves by investigating rock pools and playing in the water. As usual, littlest couldn’t resist plunging himself butt first into the sea (thankfully I had dry clothes for him this time) and then the little monkey thought it would be brilliant to hurl wet sand at me. So I threw wet seaweed right back!

I’m too tired to write more, but I can’t stop smiling. Today was a very, very good day.

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Lucky Girl

Today is my birthday.

Can you guess how old I am today? As old as I feel, that’s for sure!

I’ve had a smashing day and have been given wonderful gifts. Would-be husband bought me the most beautiful new winter coat and two birthday cakes (he knows me so well), I got two lovely ornaments chosen by littlest from him and the stepson and so many Lush products from my mum, sister and best friend. I adore Lush cosmetics, but stopped being able to afford it years ago. It has made me so happy to have that delicious scent in my house again and to not have to ration by products!!

I was also lucky enough to receive birthday money from my nan and father in-law and my mother in-law treated me to a gorgeous linen top.

I feel so blessed. Littlest and I shared a Lush bath this evening and it’s sleepover night tonight. I’m going to be a very happy, and very lucky, girl.

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Rumour has it that Disney are combining two of their biggest franchises. 

No?  Just in our house then.

Rumour has it that Disney are combining two of their biggest franchises.

No? Just in our house then.

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Empty cardboard box?  Nope!  An awesome flying robot suit!

Empty cardboard box? Nope! An awesome flying robot suit!

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Fine Art

This is a picture, drawn by littlest.  It’s a picture of his daddy and he even added ‘whiskers’!  

What I’m most thrilled about, though, is that it is the first time I’ve ever seen him draw a face.  

So proud.

Fine Art

This is a picture, drawn by littlest. It’s a picture of his daddy and he even added ‘whiskers’!

What I’m most thrilled about, though, is that it is the first time I’ve ever seen him draw a face.

So proud.

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My latest project. 

I LOVE this!  This pineapple baby hat is as much fun to knit as it is to see finished.

If you’d like one, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitty-Gritty/706661189413686 and leave a PM.

My latest project.

I LOVE this! This pineapple baby hat is as much fun to knit as it is to see finished.

If you’d like one, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitty-Gritty/706661189413686 and leave a PM.
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I think this is my favourite knitted creation so far!

I think this is my favourite knitted creation so far!

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It’s an action-man sort of an afternoon.

It’s an action-man sort of an afternoon.

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Distractions

I’ve been a terrible blogger of late. Partly because we are stuck in a bit of a school-holiday-cashless rut and partly because I’m still so addicted to knitting that I’ve been very distracted of an evening.

I’m trying my hand at lots of little bits and have decided to spend the next few months making winter items that I’m going to try and sell when the weather turns. Every little helps!

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