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Swimming Pool 1

Pool Dams

Swimming Pool 2

Swimming Pool 3

Kye Swimming

A few years ago when we moved into our home, there was a huge concrete pool in our backyard. We refurbished it with a liner and it converted beautifully. We are in the throws of a massive heat wave at the moment and have been swimming in our pool as much as possible. We wanted to fix the leaf catcher that attaches to the top  side of the pool….

It’s such a tiny area, so small, who knew that if this tiny attachment was unscrewed, the entire liner would detach itself, bubble and begin to float! When Jen ran inside to call me, I was horrified! We phoned our local pool company and they told us the sad news that the entire pool would have to be redone! My heart sank, we couldn’t risk leaving it as that would damage the liner even further, so we had it repaired. The pool had to be drained and relined with the same liner, (thank goodness).

It has been a costly lesson for us but at least on the up side, Kye learn’t to swim in the shallow water while we refilled the pool and that is wonderful! He has been so frightened of venturing into the water and we couldn’t get him to leave the step even after trying swimming lessons. As the pool was filling, over a few days, I got in and encouraged him to try, he did… Joy!


Knitted Gauntlet Gloves, Downton Abbey KAL

Of course there had to be at least one knitting photo in this post;) I joined the Downton Abbey KAL this week, I absolutely adore this series, do you watch it? Oh my! It’s just wonderful, we are between seasons at the moment but it will be starting again at the end of this month and I cannot wait!!! I love the costumes, the characters everything!

I have knitted the first clue and eagerly await the next one. The black yarn is just a provisional cast on with waste yarn. These are gauntlet gloves designed after the gloves that Lady Violet wears. If you would like to join, pop over to the above link and have some knitting fun!! There is also a Ravelry group, details are on the blog post.

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