Pancakes & Yarn Photography

Today is Pancake day … a day my family celebrate to the full extent ~ WHY ??

Well …. this is because apart from Christmas Day my lot know exactly what they are having for lunch 🙂

This year Moo is old enough to make the batter himself .. which the poor lamb had to hand mix with a balloon whisk because the mixer wasn’t working …  later when I came to turn on the cooker  I realised the mixer wasn’t in fact broken, but the electricity box had ‘tripped’ D’oh

Anyhoo his batter was made to perfection

Pankcake Day 2018
Banana & chocolate sauce were this years favourite filling for Moo,  I stuck with the old ‘Maple syrup & lemon’ combo. Moo then had the audacity to inform me of my unhealthy choice, as he’d just had another one of his’ 5 a day’ LOL

Post pancake would be an ideal time to photograph my latest yarn dyeing experiments I thought to myself … here I am all geared up with a photoshoot to rival David Bailey when this happens

NC photobombing
Apparently Neurotic Cat has taken it upon herself to protect you from even more pictures of yarn by stealing the limelight for herself



My Life With Moo

First of all I take my hat off to anyone whose household includes a child ~ you all deserve a medal .. goodness I’d forgot what to expect when Moo became a more permanent fixture in my life  ..time goes right out of the window even being super organised my day is 5 hrs shorter than anyone else’s  !!

This is so Moo
The questions, the constant chatter, the way he says “Grandma” at the beginning of every sentence ~ even if we are the only 2 folks in the room … I now have a pencil sharpener / rubber in my ‘essentials kit’ 

This afternoon I have to call into school as he has lost his shoes …yes you have read that right  HE HAS LOST HIS SHOES  how does a child even do that ????

Un be known to me Moo has taken it upon himself to train me as ….

green ninja
Do I need to be a Green Ninja ?? the training is gruelling let me tell you can’t I just be a Knitting Ninja ??

The good news is I have a story read to me each & every day and I’m learning far more about Ancient Egypt and WW2 than is strictly necessary ~ which I’m sure is a bonus I just haven’t figured out how yet … so this is why I’ve not commented on your blogs in recent weeks, I am still here & I’m still lurking reading your posts ~ which provide a respite to the world through the eyes of a 7 yr old, my blog will possibly become semi redundant which is a shame … but as another blogger pointed out I have the ‘Parents Race’ at sports day to contend with

1970's P E socks
Remember 1970’s P E socks ?? I’m sooo going to knit myself a pair ..I might not win any races but I’ll have the fashion stakes covered 🙂



Missing Due To Being In Demand

Just in case you were slightly curious… even if you weren’t I’m going to tell you anyway just where I’m at in the whirlwind that is called my life at the moment

Beloved becomes ‘Unbusy’ as of 18 th December ..he gets made redundant – I’m saying he will be Unbusy, he will actually be taking on the role of

'Carson The Butler' to The Cottage On The Green
‘Carson The Butler’ to The Cottage On The Green, anyone who watches Downton Abbey or indeed has a butler will know what a super accessory to the household they are

This will free up invaluable time for me to take up what feels like semi permanent residence at ‘The Workplace’ I’m on a 2 week rota which entails one week of a minimum of 35 hrs and the second week at a minimum of  49 hrs ….. as if I’m not lucky enough I also doing …

A 10 week course to update my certificate in the safe handling of medication
A 10 week course to update my certificate in the safe handling of medication, which for your information contains WAY more maths than I deemed appropriate !!

AND I’ve been commissioned to whip up a knitted storm of baby garments, for a colleagues daughter whom is expecting a surprise yet very welcomed addition to her family

I've been asked to do both a tradition layette, as well as a couple of modern pieces
I’ve been asked to do both a tradition layette, as well as a couple of modern pieces

Please know I am reading your blogs even though I’m not commenting as much, I’ll only be doing infrequent posts for the foreseeable future but I’d like to thank everyone who has shown support for my inane ramblings  🙂