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31st! The year in a montage

Hi there, congratulations! - you survived the annual chrimbly countdown and have returned :) Welcome too, to AgueroSandra from Entreteljiendo Caminos, glad you could join us, I will pop over to your blog and say hello soon! 

Ok, now...... 

Are you ready?
 We're nearly there!
 Happy New Year's Eve

31st December is brought to you by two lambs with their mum's number sprayed on their flanks.

It has been a busy year, some ups and some downs, creativity and exams, walking and working - thank you for coming along for the ride - to celebrate there are 12 montages, each one from a month throughout 2014. 













Thank you again for sharing the magic and madness of my life -  now, blogging daily is actually rather hard work, so, I am taking a bit of time out, I will be back soon - I can't keep quiet for long!

Hope you alhave a lovely 2015 
Wishing yoall a Happy NeYear!


30 - chrimbly countdown and a winter wonderland

30th December - penultimate day to the end of the year - 
yeah yeah another telegraph pole - what was I thinking? Sorry!
On Sunday, it was a crisp and bright day and despite still being stiff from my tumble, I was easily persuaded to go for a local walk.  We are so very lucky that as soon as we step out of our door - we are on the hills.

 Higher up the valley, walls, trees and this gate were absolutely blasted by snow which  had frozen to a hard icy covering.

 Youngest made the largest snow angel I HAVE EVER SEEN! 
We stopped at Deerstone Rocks on the moors for coffee and chrimbly cake. We admired the snowy scenery but could not stay long - a biting breeze soon saw to that.

Home for a lentil curry and copious mugs of tea as our boots and waterproof trousers gently steamed dry by the radiators.


29 - Count down - Ice ice baby, ice ice baby

Hello and welcome to Rae from Felt by Rae and Gooseman of Nachgedacht, how lovely nice to meet you :) 

Yup - another telegraph pole photo.... Still it does play an important supporting role to today's date - 29th December, I am back at work, my festive break is over but my lucky boys are still loitering around and planning walks - grr jealous much! Talking of walks, on Saturday we were out on the hills - so fly by this photo and I'll waffle on....!

Ready? Here goes.....
It was rather crisp and chilly when we set out. We, us four plus Girlfriend certainly needed to breathe some air and where better than on the snow sprinkled Dales.

Our walk hovered around the snow line, dipping in to muddy farms and back up on to icy crisp moorland. In the distance, in a snowy field a family were sledging.
 Youngest found a cattle water trough and carefully lifted a sheet of ice. We marveled at the creases and folds in the ice. Tiny icy bubbles littered the rimples and corrugations.

 As we came over the crest of the hill we looked down on the old suspension bridge that swings over the river Wharfe.

 The boys did their usual, tried to make it bounce and swing and I did my usual and sharply told them to stop!

L-R: Geriatric dog, Youngest, Eldest and Girlfriend
  This area abounds with old stone posts
 As we returned Himself drove us up Elslack moor and we caught the most beautiful wintery sunset. A delicious contrast of icy blue snow and sky with gold and peach coloured clouds.

Beautiful, magical - special.


28 and a small matter of too many knitting needles....hmmmm

28, 28 - only three days left of 2014.
Photos similar to yesterday - my apologies.

So, quickly breeze by the two pictures, and I shall waffle on a bit about a gift I received from my Mom x

Ah, that was quick!  Now for the promised waffle....

I received many wonderful gifts but one I am particularly pleased about is a knitting needle 'tool kit'. My Mom and Youngest quietly exchanged plans and ideas for a chrimbly gift for me,then she made me a beautiful knitting needle roll - brilliant!

Despite being rather ill and the needle roll causing my Mom several unpicking and re-sewing issues, I am now the proud owner of an over stuffed roll!

Here- let me show you .........
Beautiful marbled fabric - I believe that 'Lovely Lady' from Threads through my Life had something to do with the fabric - thank you ladies!

The roll - errr - unrolled (loving the horse fabric and the swirls - I love swirls)
Just look at all the needle pockets - loads! 

 Almost full to bursting point! I think I have far too many needles - I think I need to go through my not inconsiderable collection of needles and weed out the excess.

Now a rather fat and stuffed roll and I still have a fair number sitting in their original container and in an old box.

I am limping a bit today, we'd gone for a walk yesterday as we all felt a bit stir-crazy and suffering from cabin fever. About half way round, the path was particularly muddy and in quick succession I slipped twice, landing the first time on my knees (not good for my stupid right knee) then flat on my back and I have bruised my coccyx. Argh.

Hey ho.

I did take some photos, but I will save those for another day :)