Summer Holidays

Well, it has been a busy Summer so far! The end of term is always manic, not least because we have both the girls’ birthdays in July. We had a week of recovering and then a fabulous couple of weeks in France. We stayed on a vineyard near Saintes, which meant we had beaches, oysters, sunflowers and wine aplenty. We were near the town we stayed in for part of our honeymoon 18 years ago, so we went on a bit of a nostalgia trip too.


IMG_7517IMG_7489This was the house we stayed in for our honeymoon in St Savinien, and it hadn’t changed a bit (unlike us!)

We got back from France on Sunday and popped up to Leicestershire for the day yesterday to fetch the dog, see my cousin from Australia who was passing through, and also to have cuddles with my lovely little nephew, Eddie.



Here he is in his finished jumper – and doesn’t he look cute?! As a first attempt at knitting clothing I am quite pleased with this. It wasn’t straightforward, especially around the neck, but my mum is an expert knitter and was able to sort out any issues. The pattern I used was this one, which I adapted slightly to have the whole rib in green rather than just a couple of rows, and the yarn is Sirdar Snuggly. It comes in a great range of colours, and is lovely and soft – perfect for baby soft skin! I’m not sure he’s going to get much wear out of it as he’s growing at a rate of knots, but he looks pretty cute in it for now.

I came home to a bit of a surprise too. I had forgotten that Period Ideas were going to feature the photo shoot I had done a couple of years ago, but it was lovely to see how clean and tidy the house can look – it doesn’t quite look that neat at the moment!!

IMG_7644Well, as always after a break, there’s lots to catch up on – orders to post, emails to reply to and tea to drink. That’s the only thing I missed in France – a decent cuppa, so I’m making up for lost time!! Cheers!



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