Rainy days mean....
(just for you Berit ;-)) and a cosy up with...
Check out the blanket..
and the towel..
and the crafts..
I tell you I just love this magazine! I could look through it for hours. Many of you know that I don't celebrate Halloween and really usually start getting uncomfortable this time of year when things start displaying in the shops and ahem.. magazines. But lookie what caught my eye in this magazine...
Not a witch, jackolantern or devil in sight! Just a lovely article on celebrating Bonfire Night. This is a custom in the UK that dates back to 5th November 1605 where a man named Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and overthrow the King. He was caught, tortured and killed and every year we celebrate the night of his capture with having bonfires and fireworks and lovely food. See more here about the history of the night. I guess the modern day equivalent would be to celebrate the end of terrorism. Well, that is how I like to think of it anyway!
Gorgeous leaf lanterns!! How adorable are these?
Mmmmmmm...... do you think I could? Just a bit? Speaking of food, the usual fare comes by way of jacket spuds - cooked on a fire if poss, chestnuts roasting in the oven, corned beef hash, treacle toffee, chilli - lovely hot, warming kind of food just right for outdoors.
So I showed this fab article to Husband and pleaded, "Could we have a little party - just us - and the kids - a little fire in the back - please, please?" And he said, "Maybe". Yeeeeeaaaaa!!! That sounds most definitely positive, doesn't it?
The weather brightened up today so off we went to Bakewell. We stopped off at Monsall Head to take a pic of the stunning view.
I feel truly blessed to live here. I really do. The Peak District is a stunning place and there are many gorgeous places like this to go to. I really want to get back into walking but I think I will have to wait till the little lad is a wee bit older first as he would probably just run off the edge of a hill right now.
and my favourite shop...
which is really the reason I went afterall to get my hands on this years copy of..
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments edition 2010!!!!! Oh it is all fabtastic. I like so many of the ornaments this year. Sweet daughter has already chosen her ornie for this year but that will get its own special post when I stitch it. I must say I do rather like the red collection here:
Oh yes, I can see many red ornies in my red room this year! So is this the Pledge coming to an end???? Well, I promised no new starts till December which is two months away. Hmmmm.... I'm not sure I can resist that long. Would I be condemned as a failure if I succumbed and stitched an ornie??? On a positive note, I have been ploughing away at CDC and have page 4 finished and now onto page 5! I am determined to get this sucker finished this year. I'll save this for another post though. I think I have probably posted waaaaaayyyyy too many photographs on here already. I kind of feel that pictures seem to tell my stories and life in a much better way than my words can and I quite like being able to glance at pictures and not have to bother scrolling through reams of words.
Anyways, time for me to get off this computer which has been playing up a lot recently. Thank you so much for your kind words and comments and wowza followers have appeared and nearly up to 300 now!!! Well, do you reckon another giveaway is in order??? Hmmm, I better think about that one.