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Thursday, 17 March 2011

10-52-2011 Trio

Trio was the subject matter for this weeks 52 challenge, and my immediate thought was the dogs.  But to get all three of them looking at me at the same time would take far more expertise in Photoshop than I have.  Either that or a ladder and their brimming food bowls!!! 

Instead I give you my latest knitting project which involves using knitting three threads on very fat needles.

10/52 A Trio of Threads

It has been a success and I am very pleased with how it's turned out.  There is such a combination of wools,  thicknesses, textures and colours.  It's very soft and easily big enough for snuggling up under on the sofa on those evenings it's not quite cold enough to light the fire.

Another in progress picture


And a couple of finished shots to end



It is such a success that it has been bagsied by Girlie #1 and Girlie #2 has requested one in shades of reds, browns, oranges and yellows.

Oh Yes

Whilst the girlies were last at their Dad's, I decided it would be an oportune moment to "declutter" the playroom.  As it's not actually a room as such, more of a large corridoor leading to the patio and my bedroom, I was seriously taking my life into my hands, everytime I went in or out of my room.  Lord knows what would have happened if their was a powercut in the middle of the night!!!


And after


I've managed to free up two and a half shelves, so that means that all the boxed games that are in the cupboards under their beds can now go on these empty shelves, freeing up space for their ever growing wardrobes and makeup/jewellry collection.  Hoping that we'll soon be able to get rid of a lot more of these toys, and I'll be able to turn this space into a crafty/office type room.  Anyone know at what age this can be done please?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

9.52.2011 - Finish every day and be done with it...

9.52.2011 - Finish every day and be done with it...

As the girlies where staying with their Dad, I was able to have a midweek evening down at Guardamar beach and port with one of my spanish fotografer friends.  It was most pleasant and a welcome break, a stroll, a beer and a sunset - even better as I didn't have to drive.

This is my choice for finish, I was thinking of where reality finishes and reflection begins, but as it was laet in the evening as the sun was going down, I used the first line of a Ralph Waldo Emerson Poem
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.
This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

 Here are a couple more pictures taken that evening



Guardia Civil