Friday, 14 June 2019

Mollibobs 1

Another holiday!

So last year a group of us went to the Dordogne and stayed at Quirky Camping.

We had some days out but mainly we just chilled and had such a laugh.

While chatting round the pool one day, we talked about doing it again, and so Mollibobs was born.

The idea being that one person would pick a location, and as many people as possible would go on the next and subsequent holidays.

Molly took it upon herself to book this years trip and we go on Saturday! Heading to Portugal for 7 days of sunshine, fun and relaxation.

Can't wait to meet up with everyone again, there are 12 of us going to a villa in Sintra.

More updates to follow

Saturday, 25 May 2019

It’s not worth catching up on 2 years!

I’m not even going to try.

But some highlights:-

I changed my job. I’ve gone from randomly driving round the country as a salaried person to driving from one side of the country to the other as a self employed person. A 560 mile round trip each week, but at least I get to base myself somewhere.

The beast from the east hit Norwich shortly after I started!

Best move I ever made! I'm so much happier and its helping with the 'pension pot'

June 2018
Had a fantastic reunion holiday with friends I met in Rhodes.

We went to the Dordogne, the weather wasn’t entirely in our favour, but we had a great time

July 2018

In the middle of a heatwave, what did I do? Joined some friends from Too Fat to Run at Spitfire Scramble (a 24 hour relay race)

September 2018

Went on a healthy cooking retreat in Norfolk

Again, met some fantastic people, had a great time

November 2018

Back to Simply Solids retreat. Sadly, for the last time, but oddly, I have no photos. Far too busy sewing probably!

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Another post (and FoQ) catching up (again)

September 2017

It was a busy couple of weeks. I had a week with epic amounts of driving in horrendous conditions, followed by a visit to Festival of Quilts

Team meeting was in Chippenham (?) and the hotel had cows in a field next to the car park. Not impressed. Though I don’t think they were anything to do with the hotel!

My favourite quilt from Festival of Quilts

I’ve now got no idea why I picked this photo. Possibly because of the teeny milk jug.


I really had plans to blog more often. But since the app disappeared it’s not quite as easy.

So, I planned to do a couple of catching up posts, and then blog about a sewing day on Sunday. But forgot to publish them!

What happened in August? (This is 2017 we’re talking about)

J had job interviews and was offered a job that meant moving out, and away from Liverpool, so that was a big change.

He now lives in Stoke-on-Trent, has a new flat, been promoted and is quite happy there.

Although this is actually his second flat. The first was too far from work and took too long on public transport.

This was day 1 flat 1

Friday, 4 August 2017

Catching up: July

Nearly there!

July started with a sewing retreat, again organised by the lovely crew at Simply Solids
This time I gave a lift to Sue, who happened to be the person I'd made the secret sewer gifts for this time.  I'm keen, but not proficient, so it was a bit odd.

 I made this little purse using a Jelly clip frame.  I'd never made one before, and the glueing was a bit 'Blue Peter'

Sue does a lot of knitting, so I made her a pouch for her knitting things

And finally I made a Stash and Dash Organiser

There was a parkrun nearby, so a few of us did that on the Saturday morning!  I only managed one lap, Yorkshire has far too many hills!

I can't find the photos of my swap gifts. Here are 2 of them, a pouch with a really amazing heavy weight unpicker, and some bunting. But there was also a mini quilt, I know I took a photo of it, but can't find it on this computer.

What else happened in July?

J graduated from Liverpool John Moores University.

They picked up the caps and gowns at a building near to the Metropolitan Cathedral, where we met up with his friends and then walked to the Anglican Cathedral.
I don't think I've been there for a service since school - although I've been for a few school reunions.

I accidentally took a photo of myself!

And J took a selfie of us!

 I also went running a fair bit - including this one in Runcorn.

How's that for a view of the new bridge?

And I finished all the hand piecing on my Patchwork of the Crosses!

Catching up: June

I've nearly  caught up with myself!

I'm sure lots of things happened, but I can only go by the ones that are really vivid memories, or I have photos.

The major thing that happened in June was that J got his results.  My son got a First Class Honours Degree. Words can't express how proud of him I am.

And I realised that although I don't think I've lost weight, I've definitely changed shape.

Catching up: May

May was an EPIC month!

Couple of things happened.
I was still running reasonably regularly, if you could call a ploddy jog with lots of walking 'running', and I had my hair cut.

My son J finished his dissertation for his BSc in Cyber Security.   I proof read it for him, but it was mainly a check that he hadn't left random comments in 'put a picture here!' and then not putting the picture sort of thing. I've long since got past the stage where I actually understood it!

And he turned 30, on the day of his final exam.
Here he is, as a very cute tiny thing, only hours old.

And I went to Rhodes. Doing exercise. In the heat!
 Had an absolutely amazing week and met some fabulous ladies.
In this group were women who have never run before in their life, ploddy joggers like me, experienced 5 and 10k runners, and some who had run marathons. (Liza brought her London medal)
But we were all on a journey, and I learned loads.
By day 4 I'd plucked up the courage to wear a swimsuit and sit by the pool.
This isn't me!

We did yoga a couple of mornings, a couple of 5k's and some hills!

We also had lots of fun, but I can't find any of the photos!