Sunday, 5 February 2012


I spotted this lone star the other night, keeping the moon company just as the sun was starting to set. It shone so bright and beautiful until it was finally got dark and was joined by lots of other stars. It was nice anyway and felt as if it was shining just for me!

I would love to be showing you all the lovely things I have been creating this January and February....but I seem to have become allergic to my sewing machine. The creative juices just aren't happening.  I did get as far as pulling some fabric out of the cupboard the other day, but I'm afraid all I did was look at it for five minutes, before then putting it away!

Sewing mojo, please come back!!

I have taken lots of photos the last few weeks. My Dad was down and looking for inspiration as he has really started oil painting again, so we went for a wander along the beach and took some atmospheric pictures, including the one of The Old Neptune. I bet it is one of the most photographed pubs in England as it sits proudly on the beach.

We have also been busy enjoying the snow today. A good 15 cm fell over Whitstable last night! We loved it today, but I am sure we will be moaning about it tomorrow!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Wandering and wondering

Happy New Year.....yes a bit belated I know, but I got there in the end.
We've had a lovely lazy time in our house before the kids had to go back to school. No sewing though, I must dust off the old sewing machine and get making!

Despite horrible colds, we went for a lovely wander on New Years Day to the lovely little town of Sandwich very near to us.  It was very cold, but just what the Doctor ordered a walk to blow the cobwebs away and contemplate a new year of opportunites.

We thought this flint wall in Sandwich was quite old it must be!

The New Year also brought some relatives back in the country after a few years living in Europe. It is so nice to have them on the hometurf again including a new addition - they brought back a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel too who we all fell in love with! We enjoyed a lovely sunshiny walk with them and their lovely dog.

January 7th was also my beautiful little girls 6th birthday. What a little lady she is too! She is 6 going on 16! We took her, her best friend and brother to the cinema to see Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked, no Toy Story but the kids loved it!
Her day ended with her 'boyfriend' from school George coming round and serenading her some lines from a Bruno Mars song (I think I want to marry you!!) on the doorstep! She was equally shocked, delighted and embarrased bless her!!!

Such high standards at the age of  6 though! What is she going to be expecting boys to do by the time she is 16!! Lets hope she sticks with George and he keeps up the romantic gestures!