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November 09, 2012


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Pamela Tomkins

What a super way to spend a week!!! Really jealous but in a nice way. I love Saltaire too and I would have loved to have been at Bolton Abbey!!! Your crochet doesn't seem to suffer for being used!!!

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy I have enjoyed visiting Saltaire too with a friends from student days and then with the lovely Mr A and our sons.
A really lovely place.xx


Sounds like a really perfect half term. I would so love a trip to Salts Mill. Haven't been for a very long time. Probably since I lived in Leeds actually which was 1994/5! Eeek. I love the place so much. Would love to take Simon there. The firework display looks great. I look forward to taking F and no.2 to such events in future. This year S took F to our local event which is just a bonfire on the common which starts with a lovely torch-lit procession. It's really lovely and I was gutted I couldn't go but it involves walking down a very steep and slippery slope then up an equally steep and flinty slope to the fire. Not to be risked at my stage of pregnancy. But F loved it and told me importantly when he returned that Fireman Sam was going to put it out! Bless. Fiona x


Lovely :0)


Sounds like my ideal autumn half term! I love your new windows, we have double glazed, wooden sash windows too and the are definitely one of my favourite things about our house :)
The Bolton Abbey fireworks sound wonderful, we didn't really celebrate bonfire night this year as my little one is still a bit young and had a cold, I can't wait for next year though!


My two at 12 and 13, still build blanket dens and beg for pyjama days. Long may it continue! Loved the fireworks photos, mine never come out.


sounds like a perfect week! Thank you for posting, I was in dire need of some Lucy colour :-)


Hi I love your beautiful blog and wanted to ask if you would crochet a blanket for me? I am in the uk, hope to hear very soon.

Lisa G.

Darn good pictures of the fireworks, Lucy! Quite impressive.

I was also thinking of how such cheery brightness in your home must have a very positive effect on your children - good for you!

Teresa Kasner

It looks like you had a wonderful holiday time.. topped off with a very exciting bonfire and party! What lucky bunch you are to live in such a fun place! I posted some photos this morning of salmon spawning in the creek at Multnomah Falls.. perhaps you could show the kids?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)


Hi Lucy - I've sent you an email (sadly it's about someone using your images) Let me know if you don't get my email. I put the site through Google translate after emailing you and I'm sure now they don't credit you but themselves and another woman. On a brighter note my just about to be 16 yr old son still loves a blanket den! Also I'd been thinking about putting a coffee machine on my Santa list, but I like weak one shot coffee so wasn't sure what the capsule coffee is like - can you choose to make it weaker?

carmen attie

Dear Lucy: You are going to looooove that machine! I´ve been in love with mine since it arrived home. Greetings from the other side of the world, or... mexico city


Love the cubby Lucy.What are beautiful blankets for if not to be used by our loved ones? Their childhood memories will be all the sweeter for having such a luxury as part of their play. My 3 boys are now 13,17 and 19 so the days of cubby houses are long gone but I have lovely memories of whole rooms made inaccessible by a collection of sheets, doonah covers,soft furniture and pegs! Priceless


ooooh the UK organized firework displays!!!..Been in NZ 36 years and you brought a childhood memory to the fore! :)


happy weekend Lucy!!!
xxx Alessandra


You make it sound all fun, warmth and happiness. Make me feel good all over.


I loved this post-so interesting! I must tell you that a friend of ours bought us that exact same nespresson macine(except mine is cream colored)for our anniversary. I LOVE it. Being a complete coffee junkie-it brings me great joy to have such a creamy cup of coffee each morning. We also found that the generics (slighly cheaper) work just as well. Did you know you can the little pod casings from somewhere in the Netherlands-4 at a time and they are completely reusable,refillable and dishwasher safe with a usage life of the say "forever"so I guess a pretty long time. Worth it I reckon,then you can add your own coffee.
It's such a little luxury and I love it too! Enjoy it!


Lucy always very happy to read your stories!


Your post left me craving buttery crumpets! (even though you didn't mention crumpets!)

Fireworks are THE best thing about Nov (I would say that - I work on firework shows!).


I posted some pictures of my new Christmas baubles (tiny ones, all colours from Paperchase -you'd love them)a few days ago and someone said they looked like Nespresso pods. I had no idea what she meant. Now I do. Very tempting machine.


Blanket den making is the best! And Little B must have the best siesta's in the world surrounded by all that colourful hooky goodness! :-) xxxx


It sounds like a perfect half term week. We always find the October half term less pressurized than other school holidays, and, funnily enough, time to start doing a clear out and decoration of the house. The fireworks looked fantastic and so jealous of your fabulous coffee machine! Enjoy!! XX


My sis in law bought me a Salts Mill bag from her visit there earlier this year, it looks fantastic -just on the bag!- I must go thanks for such a great description of the place.xx

Tabby P.

Looks like you had a fabulous time with all your holidaying around! Glad to hear it! Isn't it wonderful to enjoy your littles enjoying a good time? To me there's nothing better than to listen to them laughing and playing with simple things that we may have forgotten were so simply and pleasurable in our adult age. Such as a blanket fort or big cardboard box. Thanks for having your lovely photos!
Hugs and love!

Ada Bea

Sometimes these are the best weeks, where you bunker down and let the children decide......have a great weekend Lucy, enjoy your coffee, sipping and sitting, looking out of those fabulous windows! :)

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