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A Trip

Hello,

I really appreciate all of your comments and for your visits to this space. Life is incredibly busy now and the days are flying by. I cannot believe it’s almost Christmas, it seems that I have just packed up all the decorations and now it’s time to take them all down from the cupboards again! I was grateful to hear from a few readers who were missing my posts. I will be posting more often and really enjoy sharing here and of course love hearing from you. I am also posting frequently on Instagram as Mamma4earth

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We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at the beach. We haven’t been for a while, it’s an eight-hour drive in the car but was worth the trip.

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I spotted a bluebottle on the beach, they are beautiful.

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Kye and I found some scoured out rock pools that had tiny ecosystems living in them.

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Everyone enjoyed the beach, I really wish we lived closer.

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I’ve been enjoying knitting on the Blue Light Hat. It was originally designed by Kerstin Olsson in 1959 and was updated by Solveig Gustafsson in 2008. The shades of yarn are breathtaking when combined in their respective rounds. 💛✨ Kye has seen it and has already claimed ownership.😊

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Discovering windmills is my absolute favourite activity when we’re on a roadtrip.

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Found some stunning seaglass on the beach…

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I took this photo of the sunrise at 4:45 am the morning we drove back, it was beautiful and the sun disappeared into the clouds almost instantly.

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Around the Garden

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Love the symmetry!

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Mushrooms have been popping up everywhere, there must be fairies afoot!

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I’ve been trying to propagate some succulents by just placing the leaves on damp soil. It’s starting to work!! Wow, I’m incredibly excited!! I’ll keep you posted about their progress 🙂

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I’m terribly grateful for all our lemon trees, they seem to fruit around the year, I take a spoon of lemon juice and honey every night. I haven’t had a cold for ages.

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Our garden has been winding down for winter but the succulents and indigenous plants have been putting on a beautiful show for us.

Hope your week is wonderful and you’re keeping warm (southern hemisphere 🙂

 

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Yarn Along

Jersey

I have a jersey that I knitted when I was 17, I love it but can’t find the pattern anywhere, it’s probably somewhere in my house but it’s well hidden. I decided to try and replicate the pattern but after knitting the rib I realised I couldn’t, so I started knitting something else that I thought would work and this is what I came up with… I’m really enjoying the pattern that’s emerging!

Whale, Camel, Hippo

I’m also busy working on some knitted toys that will soon be on their way to France and the USA. I just have one goat to go and then they’re ready! These patterns are all available here in my Etsy store.

On the reading front, I’m reading Farmer Boy to both of my boys, they are really enjoying it and ask me to please read another chapter each time I say I’m finished. It’s such a lovely book!

Happy knitting adventures 🙂

Joining today with Ginny

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Before the Storm

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I love being outside just before a storm, the air feels electric and still and the light takes on a whole new rainbow of muted colours. It’s been a busy day today but it was lovely to just sit on a bench on our stoep and take in all the shades of Autumn…

Thunder is rumbling far in the distance, what a lovely day…

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