Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tuesday Update

Hello, how are you all doing on this rather wet Tuesday afternoon? It was absolutely glorious up until 3.15pm and since then it's done nothing but rain. It's hard to believe looking at the weather outside that I enjoyed a rather lovely lunch with my friend Julia sat outside in blazing sunshine. That's the good old British weather for you.

We are all pretty good in the Gingercat household, although I think it's fair to say we are all feeling a bit tired and jaded and really in need of the Summer holidays. Not long now only a few more weeks to go.

Mr P and I had a fabulous night last night, we went to the Take That concert at Wembley. It was so good, those boys don't half know how to put on a show. Robbie really was the star of it all, he was exceptional. God I love that man, he has such talent and certainly knows how to entertain.

We have had a bit of a wobble on the chicken front. It started on Sunday morning when Daisy went to let them out. I was still in bed and I heard what I thought was a crowing noise. Low and behold, Mrs Featherbottom was crowing. I don't profess to be a chicken expert but even I know that hens don't crow. I went to investigate and the more I looked at her the more it dawned on me that Mrs Featherbottom is in fact most definitely Mr Featherbottom!

Sadly it's not possible to keep a cockerel in our garden, if they weren't so noisy then it wouldn't be a problem. Mr P took him back to the breeder and swapped him for a hen. Daisy was upset and there were tears and sadness as we said goodbye. Mr P came back with this funny little thing, which we have called Nellie.

She is a grey colour with a funny little small head. Doris and HP were not keen on her one bit when she arrived. There was lots of annoyed clucking going on and a bit of pecking too. They seemed to have settled down now and even allowed her on their perch. Here they are the inseparable two.

I haven't posted a pic of Pepe lately, here she is asleep on the sofa this morning. She hasn't really budged all day, the lazy thing.

I finally managed to take some photo's of my finished blankets. This granny square blanket was started last Summer. I have joined up 16 squares and am now crocheting around in treble clusters (as I got fed up with granny square making). The treble clusters don't really lie flat and the boarder is a bit flouncy if I'm honest. However, the colours are very summery and it will be perfect for throwing over laps or legs when it starts to get a bit chilly.

This is the first baby blanket that I have crocheted. I choose some very lovely Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in gorgeous baby shades and used a vintage granny stripe pattern. It is so soft and snuggly, I am just waiting for the baby to arrive now.

Here is a close up of the colours, I thought if would be fine for either sex.

I am also crocheting another baby blanket, this one is white and lemon. The baby arrived a week ago now, so I really do need to get on with it.

It's my book club this evening which I always look forward to. This month our book to read was Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, it was gripping to say the least. Rather disturbing too but definitely a page turner.

Right I am off to make the tea.

Till next time.



  1. Whoops - at Mrs becoming Mr - good job you spotted that sooner rather than later.

    Both blankets look great - the bright one will be great when its a dull winters day and you need that splash of colour :)

    I really must be the only person left in the world who hasn't been to and isn't going to see TT - give my loud guitars any day!!

  2. I think Nellie is a great name! Well done on the blankets.