Living in colour

At the New Year I made the resolution to run a 5k. In order to give me something to focus on I decided to sign up for a few. So I signed up for the Race for Life and the Colour Run, which was today.

The problems with my hip has meant that for a large part of this year I’ve not been able to do much running.  So presently I’m  more jog and walk than actual running. 

After reading bits about the colour run its more of something to do as fun not an actual serious race. Also you dont have to run it. This made me feel better about the situation so I made up my mind that I was going to enjoy it and take my time going round – no personal bests here. 

I went by myself and when I arrived I wished that I was with friends. The run is definitely something to do as a group. I really enjoyed the day and I’m already making plans for next year’s event.  :)

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A WAR STORY: A digital story for Remembrance Day

CityofLeedsRose:

100 years ago the world changed. We will always remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Xxx

Originally posted on The Dan Slee Blog:

 
My great grandfather Sapper Peter Molyneaux (second right) with his sons George, aged five and Robert, 18 months, his wife, Jim, aged 10, Peter (my grandpa) aged three and Harry, aged seven.

My great grandfather Sapper Peter Molyneaux (second right) with his sons George, aged five and Robert, 18 months, his wife, Jim, aged 10, Peter (my grandpa) aged three and Harry, aged seven.

As I watched a tear run down my grandpa’s face I realised the First World War hadn’t ended.

This proud man with clipped military moustache and silver hair sat in a chair across from front of me.

This was 20 years ago. I was a teenager and had been ushered in slightly reluctantly to talk to him on one of his visits.

We chatted awkwardly for a while. I’m not sure how it came up but he started to recall what happened in 1916 when his father died 70 years before.

There was just me and him in the room, a ticking clock and rain on the windows.

He cleared his throat and paused. He straightened his…

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Eye on the stash

CityofLeedsRose:

Always good to have a rummage through the stash :)

Originally posted on Knitting to Stay Sane:

Lately I’ve been enjoying pulling more yarn from the stash, especially as I work on this stockinette sweater project – it’s a cardigan and apullover…and oh heck, I might as well do a second pullover in a different yarn, just for fun. And while I’m at it probably a second cardigan, since the first cardigan might feel lonely.

Stockinette

Stockinette projects move so much faster (I do not know why I’ve neglected them, I need more of them in my life clearly) than my more typical cables-all-the-time approach to knitting life. I caught myself thinking the other day that I could just cast on that second cardigan this weekend, even though I’m only halfway through the current pullover, and then the immediate “oh Glenna don’t be ridiculous” reflex kicked in.

But then I realized that, wait, this is stockinette, and I have a holiday weekend coming up with lots of knitting…

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Happy National Stitch Day :)

Dear Reader

As you know I do like my crafts and spending time on them. However presently I am having to use the time spent on them as a reward for doing other things. So today being my Saturday off it means that Park Run – and it was raining, actually chucking it down.  However I did it! :)

It’s been a long six months sorting out my hip but now I’m back to doing exercise. I just need an incentive.  I had seen advertised an event for National Stitch Day at John Lewis so after my run I popped in to see what it is all about.  The idea is to pass on skills and to gain more members to the Embroidery Guild. I was invited to stitch a button onto a bag.

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I then worked on the cushion cover that I started at the textile workshop at the Arts Complex. With the ladies encouragement I finished blanket stitching the rabbit.

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I could have started working on another bit of it but housework needs to be done. Also I’m making a fish pie for dinner. I’d best get on.
Blessings :)

Happy Yorkshire Day or Hello August

Dear Reader
July is the month of birthdays including my own.  OH and I also had our holiday and we went to Scarborough. I had the chance to stare at the sea and feel the sand beneath my toes.

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I then went to Harrogate to spend time with the parents and to see Le Tour de France (Yorkshire) twice. I could bore you with the pictures but here is where I stood on the Saturday.

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Not too far from the finish.  On Sunday I stood outside the church that my dad and sister attend.  The atmosphere was more like a street party and it was such a wonderful sight seeing it live.

Whilst I was up there we went to the Great Yorkshire Show.  There was lots to see and do.  I was lucky enough to see a cookery demonstration by James Martin.  I also came across the best gluten free pies ever! I’m definitely going to be ordering some online.  Here is the link.

So I mentioned birthdays and my pins have been out making gifts.

I made this Estonian lace cowl for one of my friends.

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For another this shawl.

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I’m still working on the Whippoorwill and I’ve casted on a friend for a sock.  :)

Blessings :)