Thursday, 2 July 2009

Thursday 2nd July 09

I put my clock out in the back garden in the sunshine when I got home from school. It also records the temperature as well. It didn't take long before it reached 120 degrees F, or 49.2 degrees C. I moved it to the shade and it is registering 98 degrees F at 4.42pm. What a scorcher!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wednesday 1st July 09

First of the month means garden update. Took this first thing this morning before the sun came round. The poppies have all finished, but the lillies are still going strong. Not much colour this month.

Tuesday 30th June 09

Its been so hot today that I've had to get the fan out. I've had it directed at my feet to keep them cool whilst I sat knitting socks to keep them warm!

Monday 29th June 09

I didn't find what I was looking for at the garden centre, but I did see this lovely selection of clay pots.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Sunday 28th June 09

Harry was so pleased when the Engine Driver let him sit in the driving seat of this model engine to have his photo taken.

Saturday 27th June 09

Here is Sophie modelling the latest pair of socks.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Friday 26th June 09

This is the weather chart in my little classroom set for today. I think the heavens burst as the children were just getting to school. They were all absolutely drenched and we had to change them into PE kit until their uniforms were dry.

Thursday 25th June 09

I received this lovely wool in the post today. As you can see it came in a skein and so I had to get my old wool winder out of storage. This winder dates from the 1940's and is still stored in it's original box, with the instruction sheet.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Wednesday 24th June 09

I went for my check-up at the dentist this afternoon and had a nasty shock. I need two fillings and a crown. The dentist gave me this new form called a Personal Dental Treatment Plan which tells me exactly what I'm going to have done, and how much it's all going to cost.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Tuesday 23rd June 09

My sister got married today. She told me yesterday! She's been with her partner for 18 years and has always said that when she got married she would just go off and do it without any fuss, and that is what she did. She phoned me yesterday to invite me but it was too late for me to get off work for the ceremony, but I went round to her house and she had a lovely garden party with all her friends and neighbours this evening. That was only decided on yesterday too. She made her little bouquet from roses bought in M&S.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Monday 22nd June 09

It's the start of Wimbledon today, so got in the mood with Strawberries and Cream.

Sunday 21st June 09

Awaiting photo

Saturday 20th June 09

This statue of The Railwayman was erected in Eastleigh in 1995 as tribute to the prosperity that the railway works brought to the town.

Friday 19th June 09

I helped out at a toy and book sale after school today to help raise funds for a school in Uganda. I bought these books for £1.

Thursday 18th June 09

The socks are finished. I used a wool and bamboo mixture for these socks which should make them cool and hardwearing. The pattern is called Lacy Ribs. I managed to get the stripes matching as well, which I am really pleased aboiut.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wednesday 17th June 09

Some memers of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra came to the school I was teaching in today. These are some of the more unusual instuments that they played for the children.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tuesday 16th June 09

A few years ago my Dad did away with a few flower beds and borders in his garden to make it easier to mow the grass. Sarah, my daughter, was just moving into her house and took this rose and planted it. it was always one of Mum's favourites. It is now thriving and is lovely to think that this rose will survive for a few more years.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Monday 15th June 09

This is the pattern for the latest pair of socks I am knitting. I hate working from charts, but luckily this pattern comes with written instructions too.

Sunday 14th June 09

My daughter, Sarah, and I went to visit Cranbury Park today as it was open for the National Gardens Open Days. It is just down the road from us but I have never seen it as the grounds are only open one day a year. It hasn't got much planting, but is the most wonderful parkland imaginable. Such beautiful trees. This sun dial was designed and placed here by Sir Isaac Newton in 1720, when he lived here with his niece for the seven years before his death.

Saturday 13th June 09

This little lady brightens my day. My gorgeous granddaughter, Sophie.