Sunday, 8 December 2013

Some Nice and Happy Things



Last Sunday we headed out to the Derbyshire countryside after church
and spent a lovely hour at the Longshaw Estate.


The estate, which is managed by the National Trust, is right at
the edge of the Peak District and lucky for us, it is only half
an hour's drive from where we live.



There are meadows, moorlands and ancient woods,
beautiful countryside everywhere.



It was wonderful to see our girls back in great form,
running, laughing and enjoying the outdoors.



When their little legs finally got tired and we were
all ready for a break, we went to a nearby country pub,
the Fox House, for lunch and then it was time to go home.
In the afternoon it was the usual chores- cleaning, cooking,
washing up. But there was also lots of cake eating,
tea drinking, even crochet and a bit of Strictly in the evening.
It was a perfect family day and I'm grateful
we were able to start the Advent Season in such a lovely way.

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I've recently ordered some yarn and was surprised to see
how lovely they were when they came. I just love their colours,
so bright and vivid, I can't resist putting them on display.


I'm tempted to buy more in different shades and colours.
This could be a happy obsession in the making.

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A few lovely little creatures have come home with us
this past week.



Small but so perfectly formed.

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My eldest daughter, who's nearly three and a half, has
started learning the alphabet in nursery.


Last week it was the letters R and S.
Fun and exciting times both for her and for us!

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Thanks for reading!

Hope you've all had lots of nice and happy things 
this week!

See you sooon!



x

3 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that your girls are back in great form. I'm sure they had a lot of fun during your family outing.

    I love that fabric where the owl and the trees are sitting - the colours are so vibrant. And that little deer is just adorable.

    Have a great week,
    Virna

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    1. Thanks Virna! Hope you're having a lovely week too.

      That blue fabric is a Liberty print. I bought half a metre online and use it sparingly. I wish I have at least a metre of every print. They're all gorgeous!

      Take care,
      Marion

      ps. will email you soon!

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  2. I just love that alphabet framed print, it's really colourful, and the yarn looks gorgeous, there are some lovely colours there. I do love a walk in the fresh air on a Sunday - especially if the weather is nice. x

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