Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Tea break

Hello there! Grab a cuppa and join me on my tea break.
I have to admit that today's tea break is a happy affair as I'm drinking from my NEW mug (see my last post for news of my newly discovered pottery love ♥).  What is it about new things? This mug just feels GREAT and drinking tea from it is making me deliriously happy. Weird, huh?

Sorry I'm a bit blurry - Mr C was driving rather too fast!
I'm thinking about my road trip from the weekend and want to show you some shots of the non-beachy/non-pottery (!) scenes in Sussex. It really is a beautiful place.
Steep hills!
We stopped off in the village of Alfriston which is well worth a visit.  It is full of character with cute-sy shops, art galleries, old fashioned pubs and tearooms.  Need I convince you more?

How cute is this post office?
The boys were flagging after being dragged into various gift shops and art galleries and then my friend and I saw them looking out of the window before running out of the art gallery and down the street.
What could they possibly have seen?????

A vintage car show was in full swing on the village green! The boys were like kids in a sweet shop!
Of course, we couldn't leave for the beach without having a cream tea could we?

I could certainly manage a few of those scones right now!
Well, I'd better get back to my crochet.  This blankie has turned out to be a bit of a beast, a HUGE undertaking and it is taking me F O R E V E R.  Maybe I was a little ambitious with making a king-sized bed cover?! A few stripes back I almost considered sticking with a stripy scarf but I mustered up some enthusiasm from somewhere to Keep At It. Has anyone else felt like that at the 1/3 of the way point??? I've signed up to a one-a-day project here to motivate me to complete the striped beast! I'm aiming to do 1 stripe (or at least 1/2 stripe) every day.
Wish me luck!!!


  1. Thank you for the picture tour.

    I am working on a CAL that is Granny Squares. You have to make 88 squares in 11 weeks. I am very excited about it right now. I am in the process of moving into a new apartment and I will be glad for a new throw for the new couch.

    God Bless and have a wonderful day!!

  2. Mmmm that cream tea looks yummy. Love the pottery mug. Must have been difficult in the pottery deciding on what to buy. I think your blanket is coming along and if you manage to complete a stripe each day it won't take too long to finish. It looks fantastic already.

  3. Loved this post! Your mug is gorgeous, and so is your crochet. I'm making a king-sized ripple blanket too and a stripe a day seems to be do-able! (when I don't get distracted with my knitting, that is!) Do you think we'll be snuggling under our new blankets by Christmas? I thought I'd have mine done by then, but my knitted top keeps calling to me, lol! xx

  4. Crochet with Raymond4 September 2011 at 20:37

    I can totally understand your new pottery fascination! I love those hearts in the middle picture too, what a fun place to go!
    Your ripple is looking amazingly bright and colourful, looking forward to watching it grow on 1 a day!
    See you on rav
    Love Alice XXX