Sunday, April 07, 2013

Has Spring finally sprung?

There hasn't been a lot of crochet going on this week. Well, nothing worth showing anyway. I am participating or at least trying/hoping to participate in A Granny Square CAL over at  Knot Your Nana's Crochet. The ripple is still going and I'm still avoiding the cat bed! My dad's shift changed so our routine got thrown off for a few days. It's been a busy week full of early mornings, lots of reading and a fair bit of exercise!

I'm sorry I don't have a lot to share with you this week but we've been too busy enjoying the sunshine! Yes, the sun finally decided to grace us with it's presence so we decided to do some walking!

I decided to take my big camera along for it's first outing down by the river on Tuesday, only to find that the batteries were flat and I hadn't even remembered to bring the little camera with as a backup! I ended up taking a few photos with my phone.

Luckily the weather was still pretty good on Wednesday. I made sure my batteries were fully charged and then off we went for another beautiful walk!

I managed to squeeze in a lot of photography time! Everything is still looking pretty dead but I did find a few spots of green here and there. 

It feels like Spring has finally made an appearance! It's still bitterly cold but the sun is shining, there are less muddy patches and the weather has been decent enough so I'm not complaining.

Can you see the icicles? It's so cold near the river that the whole wall is covered in them. Beautiful!

And the ducks! Aren't they cute? I nearly missed them because I was so busy admiring the beautiful icicles!

Blue skies, fresh air, nature and the sound of the river! It all puts a huge smile on my face!

I am looking forward to doing this twice a week. We had to get the go ahead from the physiotherapist and as long as my fiance doesn't overdo it he'll be ok (just short walks though, nothing too strenuous) and it'll be good for his aches and pains. It should help stretch the muscles a bit. He's suffering a bit this weekend but we're hoping that eventually we'll see an improvement. Fingers crossed!

Now then, I'd like you to meet Monty the Meerkat! We found him in our local charity shop and decided to adopt him. He has become Vinnie's new friend/pet/chewing toy! Moe is not a fan of Monty...I think it's because it looks so much like him!

Our weekend has been a slow and quiet one. On Saturday, for the first time ever and after a busy week filled with very early mornings, we all spent the day reading and relaxing! Tonight we will be watching the MotoGP! Yes, it's a very lazy weekend in our happy home!

I hope that you've all had a lovely week. I will try to have more crochet things to show next week but sometimes when life gets busy, crochet takes a backseat! My dad's on leave for a week from Thursday, we have a visitor (my fiance's dad) arriving on Thursday so we'll be busy getting the house ready and obviously there'll be plenty of walking and reading! Busy times ahead! Take care and hope your week will be an enjoyable one! x

EDIT: The cat nest defeated me! It's become a cat basket...I couldn't face having to undo it a third time. Enough is enough!
Or not! I did it in the end!


  1. Beautiful photography and gorgeous cats. Spring is certainly struggling to make an appearance this year. You have a lovely little blog here. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. It's always nice to know someone is reading my blog :) x