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2020 - End of Year Roundup

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What a year it has been.  Who would have predicted all that has happened this year? On the whole not much changed in our house.   Hubby had to work from home and the Younger Male and I continued to go to work.   Some weeks I only worked part time and did some work at home but then from 1 June I was back to full time.   There were plenty of restrictions in place and lots of hand washing and mask wearing.   I don’t know about you, but it’s now become second nature to do these things.   It used to be “Have you got your keys?” when we left the house, now we ask, “Have you got a mask?”   The answer is simple.   Yes!   We have them all over the place.   In the car, the kitchen drawer, work bags and pockets. Dealing with local restrictions and national lock downs has become part of our everyday life and if we all continue to do what is asked we should see the light at the end of the tunnel next year.  Fingers crossed. So, what did I learn from 2020? ·          Don’t take the things yo

Merry Christmas 2020

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 I'm taking the next few weeks off ,but before I go I want to wish you all a very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here's hoping that 2021 is better for all. xxx

Crochet Keeps Me Sane - the COVID Edition

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Covid, Covid, Covid.  You certainly did a number on us this year.   But on a positive note you gave me time to make some "Corona Blankets". There was the Persian Tiles Blanket. The Beachcombing Blanket The Nature's Walk Blanket The Rainbow Sampler And the Demelza Blanket. Look at all that wooly loveliness. The Etsy shop is looking like a good idea!!

Gordon Castle Gardens

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Not far from our old house in Scotland is the Gordon Castle Estate .  For many years it was just a family home but in the last 8 years they have turned it into a successful business. The kitchen garden area was a mess of tall grass and broken greenhouses and they have worked hard to make it a gorgeous place to wander around. If you're ever in the North of Scotland pop in and have a walk round.

Bit of an Update

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I've been missing in action from blogland for the last few weeks.  Mainly because I've been so busy at work that I just couldn't face any more screen time.  I'm hoping that with the holidays coming up at the end of next week I can get back to planning posts etc. It hasn't all been work, work, work though.  We did find time to be silly and try on our hats ready for Christmas Hat Day in aid of Claire House in Liverpool.  Everyone in school can wear a silly hat next Wednesday and as it's the same day as Christmas dinner it should be a great day. Hope you're all still safe and well and looking forward to the Christmas holidays.

Quarantine Time Capsule

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I like the idea of a little journal hidden away in the attic for family to find in years to come. In the past I would have scrap booked about it but as I gave all my scrapbooking supplies away to a friend I will have to do with an old biscuit tin and a small album. In the tin we have: The COVID -19 timeline The letter from the UK Government telling us about Lock down. A copy of the speech given by her Majesty in April 2020. Cards about how we are all feeling and how much petrol is etc. Bits and bobs from our VE Day picnic. An email from the Department of Education to say 'Thank You' to all those working in education. A list of the Tier 3 Restrictions. My journal of all thing Corona will have  Photos and writings about: Working from home, how we did the shopping, or managed without a hairdresser! The Boy and his corona beard! How tidy the garden looks. My Corona Blankets and other crochet items made during my time at home. The story of tennis elbow, which I got from