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Friday, 30 December 2011

Mostly 2011


Here's a quick summary of 2011 on the eve of the New Year!
It’s been another lovely year at our new house. We’ve had a wonderful hot and sunny Spring and Summer working on our garden landscaping project (sheds’ paths, trampoline and decking) and our veg patch was fantastic in it’s first year. We had some great crops of peas and beans and beetroot, rocket and courgettes and strawberries were still ripening in October! The children have loved being outside and playing in their old shed rescued from our old house. Project giant shed is getting along nicely with a roof and nearly a door so Stokie Bloke can feel nice and cosy in there!

We had a super break in the Lake District in the summer, fantastic weather and wonderful house to stay in. We were in Elterwater and the views were amazing. We had some great days out on Coniston  and at Beatrix Potter’s house, Hilltop. We also did our first Festival with the kids at Wychwood in Cheltenham.We've just booked again for 2012 as James are headlining on the Saturday night - hurrah! We had a great time making stuff and listening to the Wurzels and the kids are bending my ear about the next one already - ony 5 months away. 
I am looking forward to mastering crochet (ha ha) and reducing my stash a bit more and setting up an etsy shop when I get the time. I have also just done my first craft fair for “Mostly-Making” which was fun but hard work. Stokie Bloke surpassed himself with the Chrissy pres and I am off to River Cottage for a course around about easter. I am seriously excited about it! Next year is the year of the house when we can reclaim the front room and redecorate the infamous
purple room!

                             

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