Traveling through the annals of Irish history is an incredible journey, full of captivating legends, stories, and myths. From the heroic tales of Cú Chulainn and Fionn mac Cumhaill to the devastating potato famine, Ireland has a rich history that is both fascinating and heartbreaking. I’ve been exploring some of the most famous legends of … Continue reading Exploring the Famous Legends of Irish History
Living in a workhouse, A life of toil and pain, Our days consumed by labor, Our nights in bitter refrain. Our hands are raw and calloused, Our spirits bruised and worn, Our bodies tired and aching, From the labor we perform. Yet even in this hardship, We still hold on to hope, That one day … Continue reading The Workhouse.
Living in Canning Town, in Victorian England.
Living in the Canning Town slums of London during the Victorian era was a harsh and often unbearable experience for many of the impoverished residents. In the late 1800s, Canning Town was one of the poorest areas in the city, with overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions that made it a breeding ground for disease, crime, … Continue reading Living in Canning Town, in Victorian England.
The 1900’s Comedian.
The 1900s, the era where entertainment was changing and so was the art of comedy. Being a comedian in the 1900s was no easy feat, it was a profession that demanded resilience, wit, and adaptability. One of the biggest challenges that comedians in the 1900s faced was navigating the world of vaudeville. This was the … Continue reading The 1900’s Comedian.
The Life Of Richard Henry Willats 1834 – 1923, Through Documentation.
Old things are more beautifulthan many things brand newBecause they bring fond memoriesof things we used to do.Old photographs in albums,love letters tied with lace,Recapture those old feelingsthat new ones can't replace.Baby shoes, a teddy bear,a ring that grandma wore,Are treasures waiting there behinda door marked "Nevermore".Old things are more beautiful,more precious day by dayBecause … Continue reading The Life Of Richard Henry Willats 1834 – 1923, Through Documentation.
The Life of Mary O’Connor, 1831-1895, Through Documentation.
We’ve got a family albumLike a family treeA thrill to turn the pagesThe pictures we can see Starting off with grands and greatsThen slowly down the lineLike a book of historyA journey through the time Fashions start to alterMustaches come and goLadies skirts skip up and downA proper fashion show Top hats change to boatersTo caps … Continue reading The Life of Mary O’Connor, 1831-1895, Through Documentation.
The Life Of Honora Carroll 1827-1872, Through Documentation.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” - Jane Howard. So many years have passed since I started looking into the lives of my ancestors, not once did I ever think I would actually be able … Continue reading The Life Of Honora Carroll 1827-1872, Through Documentation.
The Life Of Ann Arter 1847-1894, Through Documentation.
What the next generation will value most. is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we lived. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.” — Ellen Goodman After so many, many years of searching for the parents of my maternal great, … Continue reading The Life Of Ann Arter 1847-1894, Through Documentation.
Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – February 2023
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me want to dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh Durdle Door, Dorset, England. © Mark_MG_Photography. Durdle Door is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is an extremely popular beauty spot. It is located on the Lulworth Estate … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured – February 2023
The Life Of Jane Smith, Through Documentation, 1815-1855
We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it … Continue reading The Life Of Jane Smith, Through Documentation, 1815-1855
John Cornelius O’Connor – The Hunt Takes An Unexpected Turn, As His Truth Unfolds.
History is a mighty drama, enacted upon the theatre of times, with suns for lamps and eternity for a background. As I delve into the past, revisiting the lives of names written upon dusty documents, those names capture my soul and pull fondly on my heartstrings. They no longer are just random names scribbled on … Continue reading John Cornelius O’Connor – The Hunt Takes An Unexpected Turn, As His Truth Unfolds.
The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954
"I just want young people to embrace where they come from, be proud of it, and share their family's history. This country was built on beautiful stories of heritage,". ©️Zendaya. I’ve been fascinated by my Great, Great, Grandfather, John Cornelius O’Connor, from the very first time I heard his name and how he was born … Continue reading The Life Of Annie Dorothy O’Connor – 1879-1954
Chapter 10 – October 2022
As we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.” ©️ Mie Hansson. As the vibrant trees of autumn shed their fiery leaves, twisting, turning and dancing on the chilly autumnal breeze 🍂 unburdening the heaviness of their branches, welcoming in new life, new beginnings and a calming wintery light, as … Continue reading Chapter 10 – October 2022
The Life Of Walter George Hillier 1867-1946, Part 3.
"Family should be the place where you can be your most complete self. Where you're accepted and appreciated, seen and valued, even in moments of disagreement. It should be your soft place to fall, the place where you're reminded that no matter what happens to you, in the face of your deepest challenges, you are … Continue reading The Life Of Walter George Hillier 1867-1946, Part 3.
Crochet Crush – October 2022 – Espiritu Del Sol
As summer drifts further from our reach, as frosty mornings replace hazy warm morning, as Mother Nature begins to rest her weary head, while putting on her most beautiful show of all the seasons, there could not be a better time to pick up your crochet hook and yarn, and spend every minute of your … Continue reading Crochet Crush – October 2022 – Espiritu Del Sol
The Life Of Walter Hillier, 1867-1946, Part 2.
Welcome back to the life of Walter George Hillier. Before we begin, let’s have a quick reminder of what has happened so far in Walters life. Walter George Hillier, aka the Governor, was born on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 1867, at Tapnage, Titchfield, Hampshire, England, to Walter Hillier and Caroline Hillier nee Abraham. Walters … Continue reading The Life Of Walter Hillier, 1867-1946, Part 2.
The Life Of Walter George Hillier, 1867-1946
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren's children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren. Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don't even have the … Continue reading The Life Of Walter George Hillier, 1867-1946
My Berber Lapghan.
It’s been an awfully long time since I shared one of my crochet makes, so I thought it was time I caught up. So here goes the first of a few. You may remember back in July 2021, I posted about Abi McIntyre from, Get yer hook on, new pattern, “The Berber Afghan as part of my … Continue reading My Berber Lapghan.
Chapter 9 – September 2022 – The Month Everything Changed.
“There is a time in late September when the leaves are still green, and the days are still warm, but somehow you know that it is all about to end as if summer was holding its breath, and when it let it out again, it would be autumn.” ―Sharyn McCrumb Just like the changing seasons, … Continue reading Chapter 9 – September 2022 – The Month Everything Changed.
The Life Of Elizabeth Hillier 1844-1932
Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society. ©️Mary Catherine Bateson There are very few that give themselves soulfully to others. Dedicating their lives to the care and understanding, that so many of us … Continue reading The Life Of Elizabeth Hillier 1844-1932
Meet The O’Connors – The Bairns of, John Cornelius O’Connor.
My love for genealogy is fuelled by my determination to discover the truth behind our mysterious O’Connors. My passion is at its fullest when it comes to them. They are my biggest headache and my greatest love. I’m not entirely sure what fuels that passion, was it the incredibly kind, loving heart of my, Great … Continue reading Meet The O’Connors – The Bairns of, John Cornelius O’Connor.
The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.
Even though I still very much believe that our, John Cornelius O’Connor, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, I have been following a possible paper trail for the, O’Connor family. After trolling the birth index’s I came across two birth index’s, one for, John’s brother, Thomas, and another for John. Both give the mothers maiden … Continue reading The Hunt For, John Cornelius O’Connors, Birth Index And Birth Certificate, 1872.
Chapter Eight – August 2022
Just over a month ago, all of August still stretched before us, long sunny days, filled with bewitching colours and the reassuring feeling of freedom. The sky has been a constant sun filled blue, with the hint of a occasional wispy cloud. The heat and muggyness tethering on uncomfortable. Dahlias flung open huge blossoms, as the … Continue reading Chapter Eight – August 2022
The Life of Rosina Margaret O’Connor 1884-1939
We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. – Edward Sellner I’m sure by now, you are well aware of my love for genealogy, but more so … Continue reading The Life of Rosina Margaret O’Connor 1884-1939
The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881
What I love about genealogy is, it leads you down paths walked by not only your ancestors but many others incredible human beings. Fairly often while researching our own heritage, I side step and research the partners, husbands, wife’s, in-laws and siblings and their families of our ancestors. Some say there isn’t a need to … Continue reading The Life Of William Charles Williams 1807-1881
Chapter Seven – July 2022
"That beautiful season the Summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; And the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When July arrives so has summer, the dandelions and buttercups gild the lawn as the buzzing bee flutters among the clover tops, gathering pollen to carry … Continue reading Chapter Seven – July 2022
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 Christian Luke – 1808-1895
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, and serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories, Are lost among my socks. I wonder what their lives were like, How did they spend their days? What about their special … Continue reading The Life Of Christian Luke – 1808-1895
Chapter Six – June 2022
It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses. ”Nathaniel Parker Willis Gone are the cold days and chilly nights that bound us to our bed and the comfy blankets that warm our freezing bodies. Daybreak Sunlight steams through the windows waking the summer … Continue reading Chapter Six – June 2022
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.
The Life Of Alice Southwell 1861-1889 – Part 2.
Welcome back to the life of, Alice Southwell. Before we being let’s have a little recap of her life so far. Or you can read part 1 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 … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell 1861-1889 – Part 2.
The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861-1915, Part 1.
When we were young aging seemed like funWe couldn't wait until the age was doneWe then hit our teens and with life cameSome responsibility but still lots of games.And so the twenty's were realizedAnd we found we had to get organized. And before you knew it we hit the big three o!A party was had, … Continue reading The Life Of Alice Southwell, 1861-1915, Part 1.
Chapter Five, May 2022
Every single life is different, not one the same as the other. Every crossroads is not only a decision but also a destination. How simple it is to take the wrong turning, altering your destiny one step at a time. Some may believe that no matter the journey, the destination of your life has been … Continue reading Chapter Five, May 2022
The Life Of David Charles Hillier, 1923-1965
How am I supposed to feel.When the nightmares & pain become to real? What am I supposed to say,When all my hope has gone away? Where do I go when life passes by,And all I want to do is die? When do I get the choice,And quiet the endless voice? Flashbacks, isolation and hypervigilence abound,Peace … Continue reading The Life Of David Charles Hillier, 1923-1965
The Life Of Harry James Butt 1858-1911
“Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acids stain you, and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful, you might as well live.” - Dorothy Parker. No matter the years that pass, one thing hasn’t changed, the ability to admit to oneself that, you need a helping hand. Depression, Anxiety, and other … Continue reading The Life Of Harry James Butt 1858-1911
Chapter 4 – April 2022
Spring gives the world a makeover. And it’s the perfect time to do the same for yourself. Refresh your mind with gratitude, kindness, motivation, and love. Fill your heart and home with the love of family. Strive forward and rejoice in the light that surrounds you, open your soul and let that light, fill your entire … Continue reading Chapter 4 – April 2022
The Life Of Charlotte Vaughan – 1833-1902
“Remember me in the family treeMy name, my days, my strife;Then I’ll ride upon the wings of timeAnd live an endless life.” –Linda Goetsch As I fill this tiny corner of the inter-web with my ramblings and the life stories of our ancestors, the true meaning of family, really could not mean more to me … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Vaughan – 1833-1902
The Life Of, Edwin Charles Diaper.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Diaper, branch of my Hubbies family tree. I think it’s because of the strong family resemblance, or maybe the amazing story of Marks 2nd great-uncle John Joseph Diaper, who survived the tragic sinking of the Titanic. These are only two reason why the Diaper family are absolutely fascinating. They … Continue reading The Life Of, Edwin Charles Diaper.
Chapter 3 – March 2022
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman I’ve had to remind myself of this, constantly over the last few weeks. It’s been one of … Continue reading Chapter 3 – March 2022
Crochet Crush, April 2020 – Penguins Party Mosaic Afghan.
It’s been a little while since I’ve shared my crochet monthly crush with you all, life has been kinda hectic lately, but what better why to get back into it than sharing, the most adorable blanket, I ever did see. Not only is it beyond cute, it fuels my love for Penguins. 🐧 In my eyes … Continue reading Crochet Crush, April 2020 – Penguins Party Mosaic Afghan.
The Life Of Caroline Chown, 1818 -1894
We are the ancestors of our grandchildren's children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren't here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren. -Roy Sesana It’s for our future generations why I strive my hardest to piece together the lives of … Continue reading The Life Of Caroline Chown, 1818 -1894
The Life of, John Williams, 1816-1869.
“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” Shirley Abbott. I never knew how a name written upon a family tree, could consume my every waking moment, … Continue reading The Life of, John Williams, 1816-1869.
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
Chapter 2 – February 2022
In this life we will never truly be apart, for we grew to the same beat of our mother's heart. My twin sister and I grew up speaking our own private language, only we could understand. We fooled teachers into believing we were the other, and rejoiced in the satisfaction. But as we grow we … Continue reading Chapter 2 – February 2022
The Life Of Charlotte Feltham 1844-1899
I feel the overpowering need to document the lives of our ancestors, because if the facts are written, there is a slim chance they will never be forgotten. That their lives have somehow imprinted upon those who read their stories. Even though I can never fill these pages with our own memories or their personalities, … Continue reading The Life Of Charlotte Feltham 1844-1899
The Life Of James Moody, 1830-1900
When I started “Intwined” all those years ago, I always hoped it would be a space where my family could share their own memories and research. And today my vision is starting to become a reality. I’m sure many of you would have read about my Sister In-law, Sarah and our joint passion for our … Continue reading The Life Of James Moody, 1830-1900
“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, February 2022 – Frost
Scrolling through the socials there is always a guarantee, that one certain crochet artist, photos will always blow your mind and stop you in your tracks. You’ll have this overwhelming pull to grab your finest yarn and your most comfortable hook and start your journey to make the most beautiful pattern design which has been designed … Continue reading Crochet Crush, February 2022 – Frost
Chapter 1 – January 2022
Winter has always been my favourite season. Though grey and dull, it’s own special light illuminates the world unlike any other season. From The purity of the shimmering frost, to the mesmerising flicker of the blue flame dancing in the fire grate, these magical elements somehow turns the dreariness of winter into the feeling of … Continue reading Chapter 1 – January 2022
The Life Of Thomas Kirby 1831-1911
You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, Jump over the hurdles and break through the brick wallsthat are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant … Continue reading The Life Of Thomas Kirby 1831-1911
Ellen Tilley, the hunt continues.
My 4th Great Grandmother, Ellen Tilley was born about 1835, in Stanford Le Hope, Essex, England. (also known as Stanford.)The 1861 census gives her year of birth and location as 1834 Stanford Le Hope, Essex and the 1871 gives it as 1835 Stanford Le Hope, Essex. I haven’t been able to find her on any … Continue reading Ellen Tilley, the hunt continues.
Eileen Mary Kirby, Update – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks.
It’s been a while since I updated any information to my 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks, but with the release of the “1921 census” last week, I’m hoping to update when I can. Unfortunately the 1921 census is pay-per-view even if you have a membership with, Find My Past, as I do. I must say … Continue reading Eileen Mary Kirby, Update – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks.
The End of the Chapter – Round Up – December 2021
A New Year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams … Continue reading The End of the Chapter – Round Up – December 2021
2022, the year that light and love wins.
Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 pages. Blank pages to fill with our words, our own thoughts, our dreams, our hopes, our achievements even our mistakes, because if we are making mistakes, we are trying new things, learning, living, pushing ourselves, changing ourselves, changing your world. We are … Continue reading 2022, the year that light and love wins.
Round Up, Round Up – November 2021
Cold and beautiful December, I welcome you. With frosty mornings, bright, crisp days and the promise of powdery snow, it's easy to see how we can get lost in the magic of the season. 🎄From the twinkling lights, the scent of pine trees, the tingles of delight as carols relight the memories of Christmas past, the mouthwatering aroma … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2021
Photography, The Beauty Of Life Captured, June – September 2021
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. - Ansel Adams. Galerina Vittiformis Portland Bill. Castle Combe Magical Mushrooms. Stonehenge Castle Combe. Banzai Rally, Diddly Squat Farm.
Round Up, Round Up, September 2021
September though incredibly busy was kind, it’s days full of warmth and sunshine. It’s like it somehow knew we all needed an extra ray of sunshine to brighten our spirits as the chaos of the world spins out of control. It’s been an extremely hard few years for so many, full of desperation, fear, depression and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, September 2021
Warpspeed Racing At The STP National Finals.
The Warpspeed Racing team were in high spirits as they headed to Santa Pod Raceway, for their last meet of the season, The STP National Finals. Would this be the meet two of our team would go up against each other in the final? That would be one awesome interesting race!🤔 Saturday morning we woke … Continue reading Warpspeed Racing At The STP National Finals.
Amma Crochet Along
“Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.” - Phyllis George. My chosen craft is crochet, creating textiles by using a crochet … Continue reading Amma Crochet Along
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
Lets Go Turbo!
Since Warpspeeds last meet at the Greenlight Nationals, Mark Smith aka Smithy and Stuart Crane from Warpspeed Racing, have been very busy turning Smithys nitrous Pro-mod bike into a turbo. As you may know it has been a tough season running nitrous, mainly down to electrical issues, however running turbo has started out rather well. It … Continue reading Lets Go Turbo!
Round Up, Round Up – August 2021
As summer welcomes Autumn, the sun takes a step back, the leaves lull themselves to sleep and autumn is awakening, we must remember, although Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can also be a season of renewal and rebirth. It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on life … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2021
Round Up, Round Up – July 2021
Back in January 1999, we were gifted the overwhelming love and joy of our first baby boy, Connor. He was a shock to say the least, an absolute amazing shock, but a shock nonetheless. After being told at the age 15/16 that I would never carry a full term pregnancy, that’s if I was lucky … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2021
Round Up, Round Up – June 2021
It’s seems like a day and an age since I last sat down to write. I must apologise to you. I’m not going to sit here and make up excuse after excuse, but I will say that life has been rather stressful. Life has taken a back seat while I try to get my head … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – June 2021
Crochet Crush- July 2021 – Berber Afghan.
Sometimes you are lucky enough to stumble upon a photo of a blanket that stops you in your tracks. That’s actually what happened when I saw Abi McIntyre's “Berber Afghan.” It’s beyond striking and I’m dying to get my hook sunk into it. I just have to finish a baby blanket and I’ll be on … Continue reading Crochet Crush- July 2021 – Berber Afghan.
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
DIY Raised Border.
“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” — Sandra Kring Life often needs to grow through the same situation seeds start from and often partnerships do to. I’m a firm believer in working together with your partner, … Continue reading DIY Raised Border.
Round Up, Round Up – May 2021
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” Lady Gregory I’m not sure I can remember a May like it. The days … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – May 2021
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
Round Up, April 2021
It’s been a while I’m sorry. I’ve been in a funk. My brain has been going a million miles an hour consumed with pointless thoughts of self dealt, loneliness and anxiety. After nearly a year at home, with my family around me, they were suddenly gone. Silence echoed around these four walls we call home. … Continue reading Round Up, April 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.
Without words, everything is a blank slate!
Well, we have made it! What a year this has been! Living through the worst pandemic since nineteen eighteen! Its anyones guess as to what twenty twentyone will bring Thankfully for tonight though, we don’t have to sing!! We know a great deal of time and effort has been put into today, So you both … Continue reading Without words, everything is a blank slate!
Words wrapped in love.
“Christmas Eve a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warms more than your body. It warms your heart...fills it too, with melody that will last forever.” Christmas Eve is a magical day, full of excitement, a day like no other. It’s probably my favourite day of the year. … Continue reading Words wrapped in love.
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.
Crochet Crush – February 2021 – A Warm Embrace.
With so many gorgeous crochet patterns available it is extremely hard to just pick one pattern to share each month. They are all beautiful in their own right and we all know how much time, love, energy and skill has gone into each and every pattern. Designers put their heart, body and soul into them … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February 2021 – A Warm Embrace.
Round Up, Round Up – February 2021
February, the month of my birth, the month I grow a year older. 😖 I’ve never really been one for celebrating, I don’t like the attention to be on me, I would rather be in the background in my safety bubble, where no one notices me. The last few years Hubby and I have celebrated by … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – February 2021
Round Up, January 2021
Winter is the time for comfort,for good food and warmth,for the touch of a friendly handand for a talk beside the fire,it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell quote, has never been more true, with people spending more time at home than ever before. As the walls close in around us and the January blues … Continue reading Round Up, January 2021
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
You know how I love Vanessa’s from Hooked On Sunshine, patterns. They are one of the best written and beautiful blankets out there. They are just so dreamy, full of texture and captivating. They really are everything rolled into one. When she published a pattern called, “Marnie's Garden” I fall in love and knew I … Continue reading Marnie’s Garden.
Crochet Crush – January 2021 – Thassos.
While scrolling through Pinterest a stricking blanket caught my eye and I instantly knew it had to be this months crochet crush. With an email sent and a kind reply (Thank you Sylwia), I am excited and happy to share “The Thassos Mosaic Blanket” with you. Isn’t it an eye catcher!!! The Thassos Mosaic Blanket, … Continue reading Crochet Crush – January 2021 – Thassos.
Round Up, Round Up, December 2020
Welcome 2021 and Happy New Year to you all. The start of a new year holds so many possibilities. Will it be the year that all our dreams come true, the year we take control of the global pandemic and take our freedom back. Will it be the year, you fall in love? Or pack … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, December 2020
2020 the year that…..
What a roller coaster of a year. Even though it was a year that will go down in history as one of the most devastating year, great things have happened to. Instead of looking back with negativity, I’m looking at the positives and my achievements. 2020 was the year, I spent quality time with my … Continue reading 2020 the year that…..
Have yourself a Draper Christmas.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. But who won’t want gifts from Draper Tools to make it the Christmas of dreams, for any diy enthusiast or trades man.I was gifted a Draper Tool Advent Calendar, it was the perfect way to count down to the most magical … Continue reading Have yourself a Draper Christmas.
Christmas is the time of year…..
Christmas is the time of year, when family should be near, but all the miles between us, can not bring you here. We sit around the fire with sherry and mince pies, thinking of the Christmas past and wondering of the time, that Christmas was a family time instead of distant blues, and wondering which … Continue reading Christmas is the time of year…..
Crochet Crush – December 2020 – Montana
I saw a photo preview of a pattern a while ago, it’s one of those patterns that blows your mind. The Excitement is overwhelming and you just can’t wait to get started. You set up notifications so you don’t miss release day and with one click it’s in your cart. A few clicks and details … Continue reading Crochet Crush – December 2020 – Montana
For those of you that don't know I have been trying to learn how to use power tool, well tools in general. My hubby is a qualified plumber so I have had no need to pick up his tools and learn. Having a husband that can put his hand to anything and success is fantastic, … Continue reading Drapers Advent.
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 – November 2020
No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon - No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! - November! Andromeda … Continue reading Photography, The Beauty Of Life, Captured – November 2020
Round Up, Round Up – October 2020
November, the season that follows the hour of the dead, it brings frosted mornings, a silver sun rising behind the trees, that’s soggy leaves lie hopelessly on the ground. It’s now that we begin to understand how long the winter will be as squirrels desperately gather nuts and birds take flight escaping the cold.🐿 The … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – October 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
Snug as a bug – Waffle Blanket
It seems forever since I shared anything crochet with you but I can happily say, I actually finished something and I’m in love. You may remember last year I made a waffle stitch blanket for our utility room/boot room. You can read all about it here. I love the waffle stitch, it looks grand and … Continue reading Snug as a bug – Waffle Blanket
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
Indiana Afghan II
Way back in June 2020 I made the last stitch to my Indiana Afghan, which would be a birthday gift from my Sister Kerry, to her friend Gemma. Gemma had seen the Indiana lapghan and fall in love with it. So Kerry, being the wonderful person she is, asked me if I would make Gemma … Continue reading Indiana Afghan II
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
Warpspeed Racing – “Not The Euro Finals.”
On Thursday evening, the Warpspeed Racing team headed out to, “NOT The Euro Finals” at Santa Pod Raceway. The normal 3 bike team were down to two as Dale Leeks has taken the year off due to blooming Covid and lack of materials to finish his new race truck, which is looking pretty awesome already … Continue reading Warpspeed Racing – “Not The Euro Finals.”
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
Just a little something I knock up – Woven Bench
I’ve been learning a little wood work, mainly how to use a table saw, miter saw, nail gun etc. And boy isn’t it fun.😃I’m very grateful that I have a patient husband who has been teaching me, my memory isn't that greatest so it is not an easy task. I take my hat off to … Continue reading Just a little something I knock up – Woven Bench
Crochet Crush – July/August 2020 – Into the Woods.
Seriously how fast are the weeks passing by. It only seems like yesterday I sat down and wrote the last crochet crush post. It’s been super hard picking between two different patterns this month. Both are equally gorgeous but very different techniques. It was impossible to choose between the two so I will share one … Continue reading Crochet Crush – July/August 2020 – Into the Woods.