Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sun, Sons, Spinning and a Supermoon!

Hope you are all tickety boo.
I had an action packed week and weekend (as usual).
We all got a bit excited didn't we when the sun came out and it was...........
.............well like summer. Lovely Man and I made the most of it with evening walks along the shore.
Down to the old wreck.

I'm calling it the Whale Boat, it's been decaying here for many years, this is all that's left now.
Beautiful isn't it.

Love the copper rivets.

The evening light has been simply gorgeous.

We've also been helping Lovely Oliver to move house, setting up home with his girlfriend, a momentous event and so wonderful to see them starting out their life journey together.

Hard work though lots of lifting and shifting. 
We rewarded ourselves with a delicious summery swiss roll!

In between times I've been spinning away on my trusty wheel.
Two shades of purple.

Gorgeous merino a joy to spin and I'm getting better at keeping it all even and fine.
And as always such a relaxing thing to do.

Doesn't that look scrummy like a purple cloud!

I've plied 3 skeins so far with two more to do.
How gorgeous is that!!!!!

I had a go at navajo plying too, made my head spin to read the instructions but when I actually did it,
 it was more straightforward than I thought.
I've put it on my list of spinning adventures.

And after a super busy weekend we popped out on Sunday evening to try and catch the Supermoon.
Yeah there it is.....not.........too many clouds but what a wonderful evening!

It did show it's face later on and very lovely it was too!

In other news. 
My Mum is no better and we have no news as to what might be the problem. 
She's in alot of pain most of the time and understandably getting very fed up!
It's a worry, a big worry.
It's all keeping me very busy!
Wishing you all a sunny week.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Treacle update!

Today is Treacle's big day, off to the vet for her op.
She has a bladder stone!
Sooooo big operation
 and hopefully she'll be all sorted I hope so because she's been causing havoc around the house with her accidents (yuk) I'm now a bit of an expert at getting rid of THAT smell.

Obviously she was a reluctant patient and made all sorts of complaints about going.
And to be blunt my wallet is making quite alot of noise too.
Vets fees are pretty steep.
However I think if you take an animal into your home you should be prepared to look after them whatever.
It's what credit cards are for as far as I'm concerned. I know some people would say it's not worth it but I'd rather spend my money on my cat instead of a flash car, fancy clothes or expensive holidays!

So here she is all angry and sore, bless her.
And one bladder stone less, thank goodness. 
We've had to put her in the pen because she is a master of escape, somehow she got out of her travel box and  into the garden 5 minutes after getting home!
The other two cats are keeping their distance, proper scardy cats.

Lots of treats await and I'm sure it won't be long before she's back to lounging in the sunshine.
Lots of tablets and medicine to give her so a bit of nursing duty for me this weekend.
In other news. 
Well still no news for my Mum, she's still waiting to find out why she's in agony when she walks around.
I'll keep you posted.
Have a good weekend.

Monday, 10 June 2013


As if  having the week form hell last week wasn't enough tonight as 
I sat down for some relaxing spinning I discovered a wee and disgusting beastie.
Yes my friends, 
I have been struck by the dreaded clothes moth!

They are quite frankly horrid.

the fear and panic as I searched through my stash.
Is that a larva or a bit of fluff, is that an egg?
Should I keep or throw?
It turned out that the probable culprit was a little collection of fleece I'd collected on a country walk a few months ago, now dumped! Also a wicker basket which seemed to be harbouring some of the little horrors. They're now dumped too, I'm taking no chances.
I spent the evening searching through ALL my wool, bagging it up, vacuuming and washing.
I think my stash is pretty moth free, my carpet is going to be zapped later today to kill any eggs or larvae and I think a disaster has been avoided.
I do check my yarn regularly but actually finding moths is NOT NICE. I think the onset of some summer weather has encouraged them to hatch. 
My advice check  your stash TODAY and good luck!
Any moth proofing or yarn storage tips would be most welcome.
In other news, my Mum is out of hospital with no diagnosis and still in awful pain, her doctor is being wonderful which is more than can be said for the consultant who told her "it might go away anyway"
 She can't actually walk around!
I'll keep you posted.
The cat is booked for an operation on Thursday to remove a bladder stone!
It's looking like another crazy week for me!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Five Photo Friday

It's been a week of hectic stress my friends.
Poorly Mum in hospital and poorly cat at the vet!
Only time to snatch some peaceful evening shots and beautiful flowers in my garden.

Hopefully things will calm down next week.
Have a good weekend.