The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist. 

Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, in the year, 1808, to Moses Luke, son of Moses Luke and Hannah Luke nee Grey and Catherine Kitty Mason, daughter of Jonathan Mason and Catherine Southwell. She was … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke, 1808-1895- Part Three, The Bigamist. 

The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.

Welcome back to the life of Christian, now known as Christian Kemish nee Collins nee Luke. Let’s have a recap of what we know about her life so Far. Christian was born in Lockerley, Hampshire, England, in the year 1808 to Moses Luke, and Catherine Kitty Mason.She was baptised at, The church of St. John The Evangelist, … Continue reading The Life of Christian Luke – 1808 – 1895 – Part 2.

The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.

Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell.  Before we begin, let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.Alice was born at, East Wellow, on Thursday the 19th of December 1861. From the age of 9, Alice worked for her maternal uncle, William Reeves, at the Angel Inn, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861 – 1915, Part 3 – The Final Chapter.

52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Jesse Townsend, 1835 – Update

My maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Jesse Townsend, is one of my ancestors who has stolen my heart. Of course he has to be one of the hardest people to trace, especially his beginnings. Even though I have managed to trace him through the census’s, found his marriage, know who his children are and even what … Continue reading 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Jesse Townsend, 1835 – Update

Frost

“A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU.  When Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir designs, it’s plain to see, she gives her soul to creativity. Her love and exceptional talent shines through in every single masterpieces she manifests. And her new pattern “FROST”, is no exception.  It’s … Continue reading Frost

Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL

A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir from Tinna Crochets is the mistress/master of the art of crochet and craftsmanship.  With each and every loop a stitch is made. With each stitch made, her creativity flows. That creativity turns … Continue reading Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL

Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot

Tinna does it again, with her new mosaic crochet pattern! 😍🥰😍 Viking Knot. To me there really couldn’t be a more perfect pattern. Not only does it represent strength, eternal love, unity and loyalty between friends, family and lovers. It’s endless loop, with no end or beginning, represents everlasting love while the knot image represents an … Continue reading Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot

Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – May 2021

“By May,  most of the harsness of winter has passed.  The sky is bright,  and warm sunshine filters through  the new leaves on the trees.”  Ellen Jackson. Sgwd y Pannwr Waterfall, Brecon Beacons,Wales. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – May 2021

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – April 2021

“Our spring has come at last  with the soft laughter of April suns  and shadow of April showers.”  Byron Caldwell Smith. Hengisbury Head, Dorset. Hengistbury Head, Dorset. All images are for sale, please contact me for prices. You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, by Russ at, "https://lovetoframe.com" or we … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – April 2021

Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.

Vanessa aka Nesspot, from Hooked On Sunshine, has done it again.  No surprise there really.Her new blanket pattern Whatcha-ma-call-it is Scrumdiddlyumptious. It oozes beauty. Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers. I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.

Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.

Woodworking matters. It's more than a pastime or hobby being a woodworker means that you know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands and mind to build beautiful, functional objects, and that you're as interested in the process as the outcome. Amid the speed and chaos of the modern world, woodworking gives … Continue reading Know the satisfaction and pride that comes from using your hands – Our take on a Apothecary Cabinet.

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – January 2021

A new year is unfolding, like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.       (All taken on a Samsung S20.)📸📷📸 Copyright to all of the photographs displayed are owned by,Mark_MG_Photography.You may not download, publish, sell, license or distribute any of these photographs without the written permission from the photographer.Photographs have been uploaded in … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – January 2021

Round Up, Round Up – November 2020

Christmas gift suggestions -To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect.     (Oren Arnold) Frost covered mornings, roaring fires, shimmering trees and houses alight with twinkly light, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas. Is it just me, didn’t November seem long, it dragged and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2020

Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – October 2020

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.      (Hal Borland) All images are for sale, please contact me for prices.You can order just a print, have an image put on canvas, … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – October 2020

Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.    (Carol Bishop Hipps) As I sit here gazing out my window at the changing leaves 🍁 my soul aches at how the world has changed throughout the year 2020. Who would have thought that we would spend most of the year locked … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020

Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal

She’s only gone and done it again. She never disappoints!!! Can you guess who I’m talking about? Yes you guessed right, the one and only Tinna from tinnacrochet.com. Tinna the QUEEN of mosaic crochet, has just released a new pattern, a new crochet along and it’s mind blowingly beautiful. It’s called the Queen CAL (rather … Continue reading Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal

Round Up, Round Up – August 2020

Summer may be full of memories made, bbq’s, picnics, ice creams and lazy Sunday afternoons relaxing in the warmth from cloudless sky’s, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start falling, we can tell that a change is happening. Bonfires, fireworks, Pumpkins, hot chocolate, warm jumpers, oversized hoodies, fluffy socks, snuggly blankets , … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2020

Arabia

It’s seems an age since I sat down to write a blog. In truth lockdown has taken the norm out of my normal and my everyday routine has totally flown the nest. Mornings of housework and afternoons of crochet have truly and utterly disappeared. It been such a nice change and even though the world … Continue reading Arabia

I Remember

💝Happy 70th Birthday Dad💝 When I think of you, sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh at your awesome sense of humour, sometimes I remember your ability to succeed at everything you tried. I remember your strength and determination, I remember how proud I felt/feel when you gave your all competing for you County as an … Continue reading I Remember

Isolation

Corona lockdown is hard on everyone but imagine being locked down on your own with only yourself for company. I imagine you can’t even keep yourself busy by cleaning your home because isn’t everyone else that makes the mess.😂 Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown my gorgeous Sister In-laws Rache, has been home alone, so my other … Continue reading Isolation

Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden

You may have guessed that Vanessa Smith, from Hooked on Sunshine’s patterns are some of my absolute favourites. Her patterns are just an absolute pleasure to make. Her pattern writing skills are second to none, very easy to follow and beautifully presented. Her Afghans are beyond breathtaking. I just love, love, love them. Vanessa has … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden

Strippy Neons.

You all know that crochet is my passion, my love and my sanity, lately tho it’s become increasingly hard to crochet due to arthritis and brain fog. I feel as if I’m walking through sinking sand constantly. Concentration  has been near on impossible so I’ve had to put all my current wips aside for the … Continue reading Strippy Neons.

Fiesta

When a crochet pattern is previewed it’s not often I know exactly how I want mine to end up, what colours and yarn to use. When Tinna first showed the preview of her, Fiesta CAL, I knew instantly what colours and yarn I would use. I really believe my gut instinct was a good one … Continue reading Fiesta