We've definitely seen some unseasonal weather this week with rain, howling winds and low temperatures, even flash floods not so far away. I guess that none of this comes as a surprise when you know it is the children's half term break.
I haven't seen a huge amount of progress on my Colour Affection shawl, although I'm sure I have been putting in the knitting. The rows are pretty long and I still have another 16 to do before I get to the border, which I am itching to get on with and see my shawl off the needles. I am finding it hard to see what it will be like as it is currently scrunched up on 80cm cables.
It seems pretty small to me....but then who knows!
The only thing I have outstanding on my YOP list I think is my boring blanket, which even now has proved too boring to be finished, when I get the shawl finished, I will add a few more hexis to the blanket, but I'm afraid it will not be completed in time.....ah, well, one for next year's list!
Well, after a week of downpours, yesterday turned out to be a good'un and we took ourselves off on a family walk to make the most of the sunshine.
Lush grassland and pale sand, picture perfect!
The beach was full to bursting with picnic-ers so we decided to march straight off so we could keep the dogs (well, Chester really) away from all the tempting food!
We had to tie the dogs while we ate our sandwiches, but otherwise they ran and played all day....made lots of new friends and jumped in lots of water!
Onto the bridge and a scenic walk over the lily ponds.
We went to the lily ponds last year, but it was all so different with the lilies in full bloom this time around....it was a beautiful day.......one for remembering!
And the reason I am so late posting........today the weather was not quite so wonderful, but duty called in the form of a football tournament for biggest boy, so we set off full family support......I do find it hard to be a shrinking violet when I'm on the sidelines, but my goodness we met some
scarily-loud shouty passionate parents/coaches today. Our junior side are in their first season and going by today, I think we are going to have to put them all on protein shakes and weights. The boys were pretty much floored in each game apart from one, but they all came away with smiles and medals....so another good day!