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CAL update

Hello 🙂

I hope you are all keeping well.  We have had the most wonderful sunshine here for the last few days and have been outside tidying up the garden and enjoying all last years hard work on the veranda.  Hubby was not convinced we needed a veranda outside out back door but I stuck to my guns and we now have a fab decking area covered partly with a tin roof and partly with a smoked perspex.

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And yes, that is a sofa 🙂 I cannot tell you how comfy it is out there.  I can’t sit in direct sunlight and certainly can’t work or craft outside on a sunny day so this is the perfect solution. Yesterday I was able to sit outside all afternoon, reading, crocheting and messing about on my ipad while the boys played in the paddling pool. Bliss 🙂

Also in the last week or so I have finally felt ready to start sewing seeds.  So far we have sweetcorn, cucumber, sweet peas, cosmos, sunflowers and tomatoes on the go. Our tulips have finally flowered and I have trays of geranium, petunia, saxifrage and fuscia waiting to be planted up into baskets and containers.  I love this time of year, everything is new, the weather is warming  up we have the summer to look forward to.


I’ve updated my Crochet-A-Long page with progress on my sisters hexagon blanket a-la Polka Dot Cottage.  I have finally settled on a  colour scheme and purchased the wool.  I suspect it will take me all year to make enough hexagons for this but she is worth it 🙂 Details and photos can be found on my CAL page.

Until next time, take care