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Thank Goodness It’s Friday!


It has definitely been one of those weeks again this week!  We must have had at least 100 Trick or Treaters last night in the space of three hours because it is Half Term here in the UK.  At least it did not rain for them.

I ran some errands this morning and have been working this afternoon before DH and I go off to set up the sound equipment for tomorrow. 

Youngest and Girlfriend are still in Orlando having the time of their lives at Universal and Disney!  They are back on Tuesday next week.  However as much as I miss him it is amazing how much cleaner the house stayed with him not here and less washing and ironing and cooking and we have food left in the fridge!!!!! 

DH had a lovely birthday and Eldest came round and had dinner with us which was great. 

Definitely quilting this weekend.  I need to as it is the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop soon!!!  Also need to get the other Christmas gifts finished. 

We have a weekend of rain to come so it will be great to sit inside and get quilting jobs done.

I hope you lovely lot have a fantastic weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx

Monday Again?


We put our clocks back at the weekend and usually I love gaining that hour back, although this year it doesn’t seem to have had the same effect.  Probably because we were up very early Saturday and Sunday just gone!!!  DH was announcing all day Sunday and I spent the whole day doing jobs and instead of quilting, tiding the sewing room!!!!!

Next weekend he is out all weekend at another swimming event so I will Definitely be quilting then!!!


I have also been getting on with various food prep for Christmas.  Today I have made the Christmas Chutney from a recipe by Delia Smith and tomorrow I will be getting the Christmas puddings made as they have to steam for eight hours each. 


I also have mince pies to make and usually make around 60 and freeze them but I always have to make a few extra so DH and the Boys can eat them straight away.  Then it will be the Christmas cookies, again for the freezer and a few for the tin and finally the sausuage rolls and cheesy stars!  Cheesy stars are really easy and go great as a snack or if you are having a drinks party.  I used to make lots of them and the Boys would take them in their lunch boxes to school near Christmas and I would get requests from their friends for them!!!!

I have sorted out all the Birthday presents I need between now and Christmas and am now onto my Christmas list.  I have already bought a few presents that needed to be ordered and have stashed them away and my good friend, Jayne, and I are going Christmas shopping on November 5th.  We have done this for quite a few years now and it is a day I love, it is very social and we get to catch up on all our families news as well as getting Christmas shopping done and of course having lunch!!!  I will show you the parcels when they are all wrapped.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good week ahead.

Hugs, Susie xx



Yesterday passed in a whirl of work and Treacle kept me company all day in her basket.  One minute it was 7.30am and I sat down at my desk and then it was suddenly 6.00pm and I hadn’t started dinner!!!  The weather has been up and down, yesterday when I got up it was foggy and I could not see the end of our road but by 2.00pm it was sunny with even a little warmth to it!  Today it has been raining all day and Treacle is not a happy bunny!!! 

Treacle snoozing in her basket yesterday.


This was yesterday morning at 8.00am as you can see the fog has come down and we cannot see past the houses across the road from us!


Eldest and Fiancé have returned from New York and they had the best time ever!  Youngest has arrived in Orlando and they have already been round some of Universal where they are staying.  Here are a few pictures that they have sent us so far:


The entrance to Universal.


Youngest has finally got to go to Harry Potter World!  It was due to Open in 2010 which was when we last went as a family but sadly, even with the extra ten days we had there, it did not open until after the summer.  He was most disappointed.


Hogwart’s Express.


Jurassic World. He never liked the films but he likes the rides!!!


Of course it wouldn’t be the Boys if they weren’t sending us pictures of cars and Trucks!!!!


I managed to catch up on my work this morning and got house jobs done this afternoon.  I did get all the washing and ironing done yesterday as well but at least I only have DH and my washing this week!!!!  Tomorrow I have some errands to run and in the evening we are out at a business dinner.  The weather is supposed to be heavy rain all day tomorrow and Saturday and nice on Sunday when DH is busy all day!!!  The garden will have to wait!  Saturday I plan to get some more jobs done at home and I will be quilting Sunday.

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx


It’s Friday!


Yeah It’s Friday finally!!  Long week this week with work and things!!  Goose Fair tonight, yeah!


I saw this on Farm Quilter’s Blog, a wonderful Autumn Giveaway and some great Autumn projects to have a go at and Carole is so generous with Autumn patterns on the Autumn Jubilee.    If you leave a comment and also blog about it you can be entered into the draw.  The link can be found here.


I have noticed that quite a few of my favourite Bloggers are stopping their blogs or have not added anything for a while and several I have followed for years have also stopped.  I know that life gets in the way but I am sad that these ladies are no longer blogging.  However it also means that I get to search for some new blogs to follow.


Busy Weekend hopefully getting the garden done tomorrow as the weather is getting unpredictable so it is now time to get things done before it gets too bad and we can’t get out in the garden.  Sunday it is due to rain all day so that will be a good excuse to get indoor jobs done, there are always lots of those to do!!!!!


Our power went off this morning (it went off yesterday too!) just as I was in the middle of working.  Fortunately I have fifteen minutes to save my work and close the computer down once the power goes off!!!  So that was it for this morning, I gave Treacle her lunchtime biscuit early and went out and ran errands!!!!  By the time I got home it was back on so I was able to finish my work and do this post!!! To say we live not far from the city we seem to lose power very often!!!!  Of course I now have to go round and set all the digital clocks again and switch all the things back on, Grrr!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx


As it is #TBT I thought I would show you the trees in all their Autumn finery from last year.  As you can see from the first picture it was a very misty morning. 


It cleared a little later and I managed to get a great picture of the tree below.


The final photograph was taken further down the road with different types of trees.


The leaves this year seem to be hanging on longer and not turning colour yet, probably to do with all the rain we have had this year!!!

I have had a busy day today getting up with DH this morning at 5.00am and working, then I got the cleaning done and this afternoon a huge basket of ironing!!  I have some errands to run tomorrow and more work to finish and then it’s Goose Fair!!!  At the moment we have rain in the morning but it should have dried up by the time we go in the evening.

I hope you are having a Great Thursday.  Friday tomorrow!

Hugs, Susie xx

Busy Day.


Goodness me where has September gone?  It has been a busy old month and today has been a busy day!  DH had his annual check up at the Doctors this morning then we had to go to Nottingham to visit our accountants then get back for a very quick lunch before DH had to go and have a tooth checked at the Dentist to then get back to do some work before he has gone off this evening for swimming meetings!  I mean how many things can you get into one day!

The weekend was busy and we got some jobs done and also some socialising as well!!! Good job as the next three months we have one weekend per month free and all the others are filled with swimming things or DH announcing!!!  However that means I will get lots done!!!


I did upset my optician the other day.  I went for a check and she was talking about Christmas and that she must get organised as she has four children to buy for and she asked me when I started getting things done, to which I replied that half of it is done already!!!  Oops!!!!


I am getting on with my quilting projects as well and have almost finished the baby quilt but I cannot show you that yet. 


It is Goose Fair at the end of this week.  DH and I will be going on Friday evening as usual and I am hoping that the weather is good or at least not raining!!!  Hopefully I will get some pictures for the Blog on Monday.

Have a wonderful Week you lovely lot.

Hugs, Susie xx

Moon Rise.


Happy Thursday Everyone.  I have a few new Followers to I just wanted to say Hi and thanks for following and I hope you enjoy this journey with me!!!!

As The Boys are away working hard this week, DH and I went out last night (!) now don’t faint it wasn’t to swimming or announcing or anything else we actually went out to Derby Cathedral.  No it wasn’t a religious service but an evening of song by the very talented ladies called “The D Day Darlings”.  They sing songs from the 1940’s and specifically from WWII.  The other reason for this particular evening is because there is an art installation at The Cathedral called “Museum of the Moon” from 16th September to 6th October, which is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. 


The Moon is suspended from The Cathedral ceiling, it measures 7 metres in diameter and features detailed NASA imagery on the lunar surface and is internally lit.  To keep it inflated there is a small fan embedded into its north pole which continually pumps air in.  Once it is inflated it weights 40kg.  The installation has already visited thirty countries worldwide including USA, China, Korea and Italy. 

It really is quite stunning.


When the lights went down this was the lighting for the Moon.

The concert was very good and so different, we both enjoyed it.

As it’s Thursday I have been working this morning and this afternoon it is home jobs!!!  It is raining again today (!) so Treacle is busy helping me with the cleaning, well she is following me around from room to room so I suppose that’s helping!!!

I hope you are having a Thrilling Day.

Hugs, Susie xx