Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Brrrr its really chilly, the temperature has suddenly dropped about 12 degrees down to 15 and we have had some rain, which we really needed.

The shooting season has begun which does get a little annoying early on a weekend morning when the guns start off, they always sound so close and we do worry about the furries - just in case it was mistaken identity.  At the farm in Devon, I would regularly find brace of pheasants hanging across my washing line gifted from the local shoot, sometimes the local hunt would bring round venison too. I never got involved in the politics of the hunt but when I first bought the farm I was approached  for my views, what a tricky question for a newby on the block, suffice to say I declined to comment saying everyone was entitled to their opinion but no you are not doing it on my land, something they did respect thankfully. Mind you many a time the back door was opened by a very large stranded hound and a very grumpy Master of the hounds having to come and collect it.
We are seeing the signs of the wild boar roaming up here again and poor DD had a run in with one as it darted out in front of her car on a country lane, the impact was enough to set the automatic hazards off but not the airbags thank goodness.  Again luckily for her she managed to break and although they hit, the boar ran away with no obvious sign of  injury and apart from another shake up, she was not hurt either.They are such big brutes.  Must say that I did pass the comment that 2 incidents in as many weeks in the car was 2 too many, no more thank you!!

Finally got round to taking some photos of various bits n bobs I have been pottering at in the last couple of weeks
another scarf for the pressie box

This time I decided to only cast on 7 stitches instead of 9, it didn't seem to make any difference really to the width but of course much longer, so a little more versatile.  
I found some little cross stitch card kits tucked away, must have had them since the late 90's when my parents retired from their craft shop. Just right with very little thinking involved

Some more wrist warmers, for me this time, I was lucky enough to buy a very good winter coat when we visited the UK in June, half price to boot, these will go very nicely with it.

Finally, a little more knitting, all the components are done now, just need sewing up, but what will it be?
take care


  1. Hi Chrissie, lovely to see lots of fun projects.... I can't believe DD and that car and the boar.... your nerves must be shattered!!!!

  2. We have a few wild boars round here too - one of my husband's delights was to have a whole family cross his path recently, including little ones. We had a little frost this morning...yes, it's gone really cold but the sky is now a beautiful blue and we have bright sunshine. I love it like this but think I might put a pair of socks on....
    Let's hope you have no more 'incidents' as a family from now on!! Stick to your lovely projects and stay relaxed!


    1. Bet that was a sight to see, from a safe distance lol. Know what you mean about the socks, I've had to find a pair too, first of the season. The weather prediction is up to 29 during the day down to 15 at night for the next week! It's what I love about being here that the days are so bright and the sky so blue.
      Think I might try to take your advice, could do with a break! :-)
      Have a good weekend

  3. You have been busy! Love the scarf and the cards, though I have no idea what the knitting will be

    1. Thanks Wendy, well the knitting hasn't turned into anything at the moment, just languishing, waiting, hopefully soon.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. How scary for your daughter having a run in, literally, with a boar. I'm glad they both got off relatively unscathed. Some lovely craft projects there but I've no idea what the knitting will turn in to, I'm looking forward to finding out.

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