Dark and Dismal

Good Morning

Weather Report

Very windy dark dismal and raining here today

I don’t feel like doing much at all, unfortunately I have lots to do


Trip Away

This time for my birthday its is not yet but I did not want to be away closer to Christmas this year.

We have been to Liverpool for a few days

We went by train and I crocheted on the way there only to find I did not like the solid feel so pulled it out and used a bigger hook, I still did not like it so pulled it out again. Back to the drawing board….

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Liverpool was very interesting we stayed in the Titanic Hotel and although we loved it and the staff were great, our room was huge, I think the bathroom was bigger than one of the rooms we stayed in in Scotland earlier this year, we found it a bit too far out from the centre of Liverpool.


It is a dark hotel with no views, the area around is being developed and it may be lovely in a few years time, but at the moment not pleasant walking back in the dark.

Our room was lovely….

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The entrance…

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It took these ladies a full day to put up the huge tree in the entrance.

Of course we saw the statues of the Beatles not that I was a fan but you just have to take a picture.

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The Library

The library has been modernised inside and the outside is still the old building it is really worth a visit.

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I thought that the reading room at the library was fantastic with beautiful wrought iron stairs and polished wood panels and shelves my idea of heaven, I do have many many books.

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We crossed the Mersey on the ferry and had coffee at the Tate

There is really a lot to see……. we need to go back again to see the rest…..


My work

I didn't think that I have worked on much this year but thinking about that earlier this week I made the Wendy, Wilber and Wesley sheep, the squares for Louise’s Strawberry blanket, bedtime clothes for Florence Elizabeth, three Mandalas and a couple of scarves, there are of course many WIPs in the cupboard, which have been shelved for a while or forever.

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I am really into experimenting with different stitches and not really making full projects.

Oh and finally I have been working on some more you tube videos for Crochet stitches and tutorials.


Happy days

Ali xxx