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Friday, April 29, 2011

Favourite Thing Friday






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I lived in London when I was in my early 20's and I used to ride my bike to work across town and thru Hyde Park and often see the Royal Household Cavalry training. Grans house was near the Royal Mews so I would also see all the gorgeous horses getting spruced up for some lovely occasion.

And isn't a Royal Wedding one of the best occasions!


This Friday I would have to say that one of my favourite things is Pomp and Ceremony....



How fantastic that this Friday is the Royal Wedding of William and Kate!




I have had this picture on my inspiration board for years.....



I LOVE that horse in front carrying the drums....

My Grandma and I would walk down the Mall to see the Trooping of the Colour. I love these days of pomp and ceremony, they remind me of my Grandma and hayfever, but mostly of my Grandma. :-)

My parents are in London at the moment visiting my brother, I wonder if they will pop out for a look at the Royals?? Wish I was staying with them right now....

Instead I am off to my SIL's house now to watch the whole thing on TV and I am leaving the boys at home with their dad to watch the history channel.....can't wait!







Monday, April 25, 2011

Lest We Forget








The Ode came from 'For the Fallen', a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon and was published in London in The Winnowing Fan: Poems on the Great War in 1914. The verse which became the League Ode was already used in association with commemoration services in Australia in 1921.

For the Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flash of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Source(s):

http://www.rslwahq.org.au/ode.html

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Rabbit



This is my 'Lucy'....




She has been following along with your blogs and she want's to go travelling.  She has been pestering me to ask you for ages.  She is going on a holiday with Aunty Carolyne to Brisbane at the beginning of May and she is so excited.  This means that she is already taking the first step of her journey  (it's all she talks about )....




So....can she come and visit??  She doesn't eat much and she promises to help with the chores and behave herself.   She will have her own bag and that will contain all her mum's contact details and the promise of a return flight home if she decides she is getting homesick.  


She wants to know if any of my readers who live near Brisbane (or any who don't, she can pop in the post) would care to have her stay for a while? 


Her mum is a bit worried about her and so she is just asking for a few requirements if she comes to your house.


- Please contact me and let me know that she has arrived.  Put a post on your blog asking for a place to stay so she doesn't wear out her welcome, and then please let me where she is going next.


-OR-  


-you can tell her to come home first and mum will arrange her next visit, just post a few photos of her visit with you on your blog.


Easy!   Are there any takers???  


And what is mum going to be doing while she is away??  Finishing some of these WIP's....



                                                      Entrelac

                                                          


I've been practising some new fancy stitches on a few headbands.  Just small projects to see how the stitches go and how the colours play out....


                                    
                                      Solomon's or Lover's knot



Hope you are all having a lovely Easter break  :-)






Thursday, April 21, 2011

Share the Love...



If this doesn't make you start tapping your toes then you are dead on the sofa  ;-)


Have a great start to Easter everyone....


Here in Australia it is the start of a 5 day long weekend!!!!  Can you imagine what it is like out in town tonight???


I will leave that to your imagination.....


ENJOY  :-)  Watch it on the big screen or you miss half the wedding party....





Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oh I do wish it were me....





Sadly it is not I who is going to Alice Springs (although I would love to go)....






It's Calvin....




Cassowary Tea Cozie extraordinaire....





I think he is quite excited and looking forward to the adventure!




Sunday, April 17, 2011

How Much....



How much wood would a wood chuck  chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?



About as much wood as a wood chuck could chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood....



Its getting colder and the firewood season has just started.  Billy makes extra money for the tattoos selling loads of split firewood,  looks like it was a big start to the season!  The helpers earn themselves a bit of pocket money for helping out and go for a drive with Dad, so its smiles all round  :-)




One down and about 9 to go!!  The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is happening in June this year and entries have to be in by the beginning of June....better get my skates on!




Can you guess who is going to the Festival?

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It was sunny all weekend and I didn't hear one squelch in the grass at all!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Real Champion....



RUSSELL   (Snake charmer and father to many adorable puppies)









I don't have very many photos of Russell.  True to type as a Jack Russell, he was always on the move.


Thank you for being a big part of our family Russell, you were the best!  


Rest in Peace brave man....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (almost)....



I spotted the boys playing on my old TB 'Tally' in the paddock,  first time they have had the courage to climb up by themselves....
(they are about 200mtrs away, sorry the pictures are a bit fuzzy but I didn't want them to start posing)










Sunday, April 3, 2011

Halfway to Heaven....



I recently took part in a yarn swap with the wonderful Kiwiyarns who is lucky enough to live in the wool capital of the world, New Zealand.  Amongst the gorgeous choices of wool that are available to her is a blend of Possum and merino by Zelana....




I have been reading her posts about how lovely possum is and then Alice knitted some gorgeous arm warmers in some and I just had to have a try.   Kiwiyarns sent me two balls of the Zealana Kauri which is a merino/possum/silk blend in a fingering weight and another ball of the Zelana Kiwi which is Merino/organic cotton/possum and in a lace weight (enough to make a shawlette)  How Lucky am I!!  This wool is gorgeous, so soft and cuddly and I couldn't wait to get started.




I have used Kiwiyarns Reversable Fingerless Gloves pattern.  I loved her pattern for the Fingerless Cabled Gloves but as I was knitting in quite a small gauge and the wool is quite fine I wasn't sure how well the cable would have worked and this wool is too nice to experiment with!  


I have added a small Fairaisle pattern to mine because I loved the colour of the wool I made the cowl out of recently, the cowl was a gift and I had just enough left over for me ....




I am really happy with these gloves....




However I had seen a nice shell edging on another pair and felt it was just what mine needed to compliment the fairaisle pattern....




So I am halfway!!  Halfway to heaven in some absolutely delicious yummy luscious balls of fabulous softness ( I hope the 'second glove' equals the first!)




On Friday the school had their district cross country race, it should have been called cross swamp race!  So glad I didn't have to run the 2kms that Cullen did, in the rain....