Monday, 12 January 2015

This Weekend......

 

 
 
This weekend has been all about........
 
Getting out and about, we had a very cold, blustery walk at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. There will be more on this in the months to come as we've got ourselves an annual car park pass. I really enjoyed using my new camera too, not sure the family were that thrilled though!
 
A little bit of baking.....I'm not a very successful baker, very disorganised and messy, but I'm trying hard to improve.......and I'm enjoying the jam tarts!
 
Quiet moments to sit and crochet......only 6 more rows to go. And guess what, I'm already planning my next one!
 
 
I've been mulling over a few ideas of things I want to include on my blog. Something I'd like to do is review places I've been, shops I love, things I've purchased, books I've read. Properly review, good and bad bits....I love reading reviews before I go out and buy something, or visit somewhere. So what do you think, is this something you would like to read about?
 
My mobility has really been affected by MS. It's something I'm working through, and I'm grieving the long walks I used to be able to do. Over the spring and summer, I'd like to explore short walks, areas where someone's mobility is taken into consideration. Now I've no idea where I'll start with this one, but it important to me I can still get out and about.
 
Thank you for all your comments, I'm trying to reply to everyone in the comments, and will certainly try and answer any questions you may have. If you have anymore suggestions, please let me know!
 
 
Have a lovely week, I'll be back later.....who knows I might even have started a new blanket!
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 

 

 

43 comments:

  1. I think I may have fallen in love with the wire gardener! xx

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    1. Me too.....but I think it's iilegal! ;) xxx

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  2. Lovely photos and your ideas for new blog posts sound great. Hope you have a lovely week :-)
    Marianne x

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  3. What a creative and funny week end! I wold like to read about review of place were you have been and travel with you::: have a great week ahead!

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    1. I will certainly write more about Newstead Abbey, it will be nice to go when there are some more spring flowers, thanks for popping by! :) xxx

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  4. I love reading reviews from like minded people. It gives me a list of places I'd like to visit or things I'd like to try. Have fun. x

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    1. Thanks Sara, will have to draw up a list! :) xxx

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  5. Glad you have been getting out and about! I would like to hear about what you are doing/reading and so on and your reviews - always good to get others opinions and suggestions! xx

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    1. I'm trying too Amy, it was freezing though! :) xxx

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  6. I would love to read about the places you have been, shops you love and the books you have read. Love the photos too. So glad you are back in blog land.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Mickie, Indiana

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    1. Thanks Mickie, I love to find out about books before I slash out and buy them! :) xxx

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  7. What lovely photos, I really like your jam tarts they look yummy, take care and have a great week!xx

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    1. They are delicious Michelle, unfortunately.....;) xxx

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  8. getting out and about is always a good thing, and days out are the best, with any willing candidates! reviews sound interesting, why not. Also love the jam tart idea. I just might make bake something. It's been a while....! take care, X

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    1. I've had 3 today already......not really what I had in mind! ;) xxx

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  9. Hi Ada, so glad your back blogging. I love Newstead abbey it has a lovely house and gardens x

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    1. Thank you.....I'm glad to be back, I've not been in the house for years, might have to treat myself! :) xxx

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  10. Are you using a second name instead of Ada, or im baby tired?

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    1. Will answer to anything....within reason ;) Ada was the nickname my mum gave me....Amanda is my actual name! :) xxx

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  11. Lovely to see you again! I enjoyed all your pictures today. It is nice to get out and about, and I can understand you feeling sad that having MS prevents you taking the long walks you used to enjoy. I hope you can find some nice places to walk that suit your needs this year, and have some happy times outdoors. Looking forward to seeing your crochet too, you make such colourful and beautiful things, Ada.
    Happy week.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks Helen, good to be back here! I just have to take things easy, and find places where there's a little tea shop! ;) xxx

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  12. Hi Amanda, I LOVED your photos of Newstead Abbey....I recognised it straight away...we went about this time last year I think....Doesn't it look gorgeous in the winter sunshine.
    I'm so sorry your mobility is reduced at the moment. I hope you can find lots of accessible places to inspire you. Looking forward to your review posts.
    Jacquie xxxx

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    1. Yes it's gorgeous in the winter sun....very cold mind! Ruffled abbey isn't far away either....must post picture of there soon too :) xxx

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  13. I love the short walks idea, with restricted mobility myself, walks with my family are usually out of the question unless it is somewhere I can take my scooter or somewhere I can be left on a bench to enjoy a book!!

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    1. Yes it can make family outings a bit tricky can't it, I can walk, just never sure when my legs will decide they can't be bothered! ;) xxx

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  14. Hi Amanda, it's been a stressful time for you I know. Take the time to recuperate and I am sorry you find mobility somewhat restricted, but the upside is you can slow down and take the time to photograph the beauty around you. Lots of positive affirming energy coming your way.
    Susan

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    1. Bless you Susan, thank you so much.....love this flip side, yes time to take photos :) xxx

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  15. Ooh I spy a smeg kettle! I didn't know such wonders existed. Bet that looks super swish with your matching fridge in the kitchen. Loving all your images Amanda (especially the colours of the peacock at the end, wow!) It's great to see you're having loads of fun with your new camera, capturing beautiful details around you.

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    1. I've been waiting months for the kettle to hit the shelves, love it! Pick feel so lucky to have such a great camera, just need to learn to use it now!!! ;) xxx

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  16. mmmm jam tarts!!! i would love to read your reviews...it will help me plot and plan for the next time we head to the UK!! X

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    1. We've so many lovely places here Mezz, I will certainly try and help! ;) xxx

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  17. Yummy jam tarts. Lovely ideas you have, I love ready your blog - will love to read the reviews
    Julie xxxx

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    1. That's kind of you to say Julie, thank you :) xxx

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  18. Gorgeous photos Amanda, glad your enjoying your new camera and capturing the details. I love the blanket you've just finished, those colours are so pretty together.
    Your blog plans sound great too, I would love to read your reviews! xx

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    1. Thanks Caroline, just need to learn how to use it.....and get one of those photographers eyes from somewhere! ;) xxx

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  19. Gorgeous pics.Love all your ideas can't wait.Good Luck with mobility,must be so frustrating for you,can't begin to imagine.Hugs x

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    1. Thank you Lee, it can be very frustrating, funny too, especially when you fall over head long into a load off mud! ;) xxx

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  20. Glad you're continuing your blogging but it really bothers me that anyone can have such a neat craft area!! I cringe when anyone even goes into my sewing room because it's so messy!! I love your colors also. Great photos and I'm crocheting a blanket with yarn that I just need to use. I'm using the pattern from Lucy for her Cozy blanket but I can't crochet as quickly. Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Bless you Judy, if I had a craft room mine would be the same.....this is a shared space so I have to behave ;) hope you have a great week too....thanks for popping by and letting me know you're there! :) xxx

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  21. Love he wire lady! That looks like my kind of place.

    I would be really interested in your reviews :)

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