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August 14, 2010


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Welcome back! It is so nice to hear of your adventures, and updates on your to-dos!!! I shall have to put York on our list of places to visit!!! I had missed your happy posts:) Thank you for bringing a bit of fresh flowers and girliness to my day/evening:)


Lucy I love your photos!! I have been to York myself and have found it truly breaktaking; like your blanket! Xx


OH MY your photos are stunning - those flowers at Beningbrough Hall, just beautiful.
Your granny stripe looks sooooooooo good in Connievan, Just Right. Well done :-D
Lots of love from Heather xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

p.s. I have sort of news ;-)


Looks like a fantastic week away, I so wish I could have a "connievan". Loving your strip blanket, i will be making one after my summer garden granny. x


C and I had a fabulous holiday in York before children. I love it.

The granny stripe looks fantastic, but not sure about the brown cushion! I expect you are on to that already though.


It looks and sounds as if you had a wonderful time! I have visited York a couple of times and I loved it. Your blanket looks great in Connievan.:)
Vivienne x


Ahhhhhh... that was so much fun! I LOVE the giant teapot and all the other garden pictures~~ thank you! xxxxxxx


Those are my childhood haunts! Rowntree Park, that cafe in the church, (I'm pretty sure we've been to a few services there as well, as I remember) and Beningbrough! That was always brilliant, as on the long run up towards the house, dad would wind down the car-roof window, and me and my sister (about 5/6 at the time) would poke our heads out and enjoy the breeze! There was a yew tree in the back of the playpark that you could climb as well, do they still have the wooden horses to sit on?
Another brilliant one is Homestead Park, we used to love going on visits to that one! And the butterfly house in leeds, and Temple Newsam Home farm, (with some BEAUTIFUL rhododendrens at the right time of year!)
I need to go visit Beningbrough now!


OH and Lotherton Hall, the bird garden. Some fantatsic birds, there's so much to do for children around York! Love it.


Lovely to see you back again!! Glad to see the granny stripe in it's rightful place in Connievan, it looks fantastic.

Great photo's too! Thanks for sharing your holiday snaps and hope you get a little "feet up and hooky time" soon.



Hi Lucy,
So glad you had a lovely holiday with your family and catching up with friends. Granny stripe looks absolutely gorgeous in Connievan and gathering wild flowers for your fresh flower posy, just beautiful. Wishing you some "me" time with a cuppa and some hooky very soon.

Anne (downunder)

Rebeca e bruna

Olá Lucy, acompanho seu blog a um tempo acho muito interessante e inteligente. Gosto muito dos seu croches coloridos e do seu trailer.
Quem escreve é minha filha (Bruna), somos de São Paulo (Brasil) e quando você quiser vir ao Brasil passe aqui que mostraremos nossos croches!!
Espero que continue com o seu blog nos mostrando belas paisagem e principalmente continue mostrando que as coisas simples são as mais importantes na vida (as flores, paisagens, croches, revistas e familia).

Rebeca e Bruna Abecia


What fun! It's so nice to see your pictures since I have never been to the UK...So glad you and your family had a wonderful time. Wonderful photos! Take care.

Christine Warren

Hi Lucy,
Nice to have you back. Your blanket looks so pretty in your van. I'm so glad you are loving your van. We will be taking our "trailer" out in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. Hope you can relax soon!


Whew! You have been busy having fun. Connievan looks glorius wearing her stripey blanket. Glad you're back!

Darlene Garner

Loved your pictures! Living on the west coast of the US, we don't have anything much over 160 yrs old, so was fascinated by the York pictures. Also loved your word "slobbishness" - fits for around here sometimes!


hello lucy!fabulous post as usual!thank you so much for the granny stripe inspiration and instructions..i wouldn't be able to crochet anything excwpt a basic square if it wasn't for your excellent tutorials...and now i am about to embark on the border of a rainbow stripe granny for my grandaughters 4th birtday!and its turned out great!will try to get it on flicker if my aging computer will co-operate! thanns againn!
Lesley. NZ

The Garden Bell - Kate


You have outdone yourself here my friend. Where to begin...well, I look very, very closely at each and every picture. I did not see a peeker to be found unless that was Little B whizzzzzzing down the slide. Yes, in-de-de, that was him i'm sure of it. The one in the rainbow stripes. Wait there he goes again. He sure is a fast one.

All I know is that I'm on the next plane over. ABSOLutELy JeaLOUS of your beautiful country, little cities, park, rivers, gardens, house boats, cobblestone roads and let's not forget C.K.....I would feel like I've gone to heaven. The list goes on. But, yes, we must do something in the next year or two or three about those curtains. You might have a nighttime peeker that you don't want. Let's not talk about the color, as I'm in beige, olive, brown, teal...h.ll right now for my step-sis request. There is no way to make brown look great.

I, also, can only imagine with all the bickering and bantering going on that it was not quite as organized all the time, as it looks. But, there is nothing better than siblings and their joyful laughter. Let big bro know I'm coming after his doodle book too. I can't tell you how many of those I did as a kid,....ok, last week.

This is the perfect way for me to end a long Saturday and "hit the hay" as we say here at bedtime. Must be a midwestern near farm country saying. But, no, we are not on a farm.

Been ramblin' way too much.
Out of here and off to Rav,



Your vacation looks so beautiful in pics. I remember how it was camping with small children, our oldest two were ages 5 and 2 when we bought our first camper. We tried to pack everything into our camping trips back then. But over the years we've learned that we have the best ~ and less-stressed~ times when we actually stay in the campground and enjoy everything they have to offer us. Camping with our family has produced the best of memories.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine


Lovely as always Lucy! I am drooling over your english vacation and adding York to the "list" of places to visit on my return to the lovely UK. I adore the connievan, how I wish camping was that scenic and beautiful in the area I live in! xx

Sweet Shoppe Kitty

Ah... sweet York. I was just there last month, and I visit there everytime I head overseas to visit my mister. Miss it...


I love York City so much. I still have a pair of clogs I bought there in 1987 and they are still as good as new. I love those little lanes and the square. What nice memories they brought back to me!
Heck I loved your whole blog.
I am happy you all got away.
Lovely pics.


I can feel the bliss from here. I loved those days of trailering with the kids when they were younger. It's not as easy to please them now with just a campsite and a beautiful view.


What lovely memories you're making for the children with Connievan. I'm sure they'll regale their children with all the wonderful stories someday. Thanks for sharing a window to your world and the wonderful UK scenery - I hope this California Girl makes it there one day!

Running Thread

Oh granny stripe - how do I love thee. Let me count the ways. Your stripey stripeness, your rainbow colours, your cheery disposition - no matter the weather, your openess and gladness and all round loveliness. Did I mention that you're warm and wonderful too?
Great to see your granny stripe being so appreciated Lucy. Will upload the pics of my granny stripe (work in progress) if it's not too technical!!

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