Thursday, February 4, 2010

Off on my hols - only ONE sleep left!

This will be my last blog post for ten days because I am sailing back to the UK tomorrow to visit family and friends - it's been a long five or so months since I last saw them for real, apart from via the magic of Skype, so, as you can imagine, the excitement is electric!  I'm longing to see everyone, especially the grandchildren - my grandson aged 10, my eldest granddaughter aged 7, and the latest arrival, granddaughter number two, who is just over five months old.  We will be staying a few days in Hampshire, two or three days in Somerset  (in glorious Weston-super-Mud, so I hope to take some photos of the new pier which is under construction to replace the lovely Grand Pier that, sadly, burned down a couple of years ago) and the last few days back in Hampshire.  We are taking lots of pressies with us, as well as more than a few bottles of wine, to share with friends and loved ones.

This is a simple 6" square I will be sending to Mrs Twins   whose lovely blog I follow - she is collecting them to sew into blankets for the elderly in memory of her much-loved grandmother who lived to the grand old age of 103!  How fantastic is that?!

Here are another  two squares are for an ongoing project for the Knit Your Square to Give Your Share charity-knitting group running on  

The little red circle is a wristband I crocheted to wear on Fridays for this wonderful cause

I shall be taking my crochet with me to do on the way to the ferry as well as on the boat itself. The last time we sailed, I was knitting and crocheting  whilst sat in the passengers' reclining lounge, and had a family of four lovely little girls who were really interested in what I was doing.  I often wonder if their Mum had to go out and buy them all hooks, needles and yarn!

Well, the rest of my day today will be spent packing and checking the long lists that I have been scribbling down for the last few weeks, so it's going to be a busy one!  I just hope I can get everything we need to take into the car, as well as the cat, Louis, who will be staying with good friends of ours!

I hope you all have a lovely ten days and I be back with lots of photos!


  1. so i'm not the only one who calls it weston-super-mud!! i hope you have a great holiday

  2. Have the most wonderful time-- you so deserve it. Don't spend all your pennies in the wool shop!!It won't be one more sleep because I think you are too excited to sleep !!
    Kindest Regards Linda

  3. Thanks for all your good wishes and lovely comments!

  4. Kathy,
    Thank you for the beautiful square! Arrived the 10th. Much appreciated and I hope you had a wonderful time in the UK!
    Hugs and Love Suex

  5. Good luck Kathy! Have a wonderful time with your family and friends. I too will be visiting the UK and France next month on vacation. I've booked my ferry to france and hotels there too. Is it really exciting to cross the Channel with ferry to france as my friends kept insisting that I should travel to France with ferries only?