Saturday, 21 June 2008

I am not a hoarder, honestly ;o)

but I will forgive you for thinking so, when you see these photo's.

We have spent the day clearing out the loft. A very much needed job. Found a box full of stuff that haven't been touched since we moved here over 20 years ago!

What I wanted to find was my knitting wool. I knew I had some up there, I did!!!

Quite a bit! Much more than I remembered! Luckily Ben is away for the weekend with Scouts on an activity camp so I can use his bedroom to sort the stash. Main problem now is what to do with it all. Have to find a new home for some of the yarn I know I will never use. Does anyone know how to get in contact with people who knit for charity??

I kept thinking of things I could make with the yarns I found, but I have doubts that it will ever happen; I think I know my limitations by now.

Next sunday we are off to Greece for a week, just Dave and me. Hoping for a relaxing week, just like we had last year. Going to same Island and same town as last year, though this year we are staying at the hotel I wished we had stayed at last year. What is new for us is that I have not booked apackage, but just the hotel and the flight, seperately. We have no transport from the airport booked, but as we have been there before, we know how far it is to the hotel and will just get a taxi; we also know which way to go!

I plan to spend the week lying on a sunlounger next to the pool, crafting, and with a good book and a nice cool drink to hand.... sounds good???

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Munkeas goes camping

and do not seem to like it.
They tried their best to escape

and nearly made it

if only he had not been so short sighted, he would have realised he was only 2" from the ground!

Parcel in the post

I received my monkey swap parcel from on Thursday morning, just before leaving. Though I didn't have time to blog about it then, I did have a camera in my pocket, well my mobile.

Lovely looking parcel eh?

Look what was inside

Someone peeked out

didn't go far from the sweeties

In fact was rather possessive about them

She did tell me that her name had been misheard before she "jumped" over the pond. She is Margot not Merlo, though they do sound quite similar.

Thank you so much for the lovely monkey.

More from Devon

Back home again, I can now upload some more photos

This is the sight that greeted us when we drove back from Honiton along some very, very minor roads

I cannot remember the last time I had to stop to let milk-heavy ladies cross the road. The cow nearest us and next to the string tied across the road was obviously a bit of a character. She lowered her head and lifted the string over her back. I think she had intended to go for a bit of a walk, unfortunately (for her) she could get no further than our car as there were parked cars next to us and I think we were a bit too scary.

This is the river Axe looking north from the bridge near Colyford. We have never seen so much water in the river before. Must have been from the rain the day before and overnight.

The river looking south towards the coast. We later heard that a couple of campers, out at sea from the river on their sea kayaks had trouble getting back up the river from the sea. They had to land along the coast and carry the cayaks across the seafront onto the river. The outgoing current was just too great to paddle against.

Saturday we went to have a look at Branscombe and what remained of the wreck of the Napoli. We last came down in February last year to see what impack the wreck had had on the coast line. Here are a few then and now photos



Now (in the distance on the water, the wreck, or what remains of her)

Then, the badly listing ship with the remaining containers