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July 29, 2015


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Carolyn Jackson

Lovely to have you back again, you are a lovely family, I do enjoy hearing about you all, I too have just bought a mindfulness book, finding it so good.Pleased you feel refreshed.


You have been missed! Welcome back! I had to laugh at the 13-year-old shoulder shrug, because you might see a bit more of that here and there, sometimes a natural "okay" shrug and sometimes a shrug with more attitude. It's a virus, too -- because your 11-year-old isn't far behind and shrugging comes naturally to girls! Usually with attitude! I have grown children but I so loved them at this age, mature enough to function but still child enough to whisper back to the nest every now and then. Have a wonderful summer!

Mel Almond

Hi Lucy, I loved reading your post, I have never been to Dorset but I think I will be planning a trip now, lovely postcards 😀. Nice to have you back. X x


So glad you had some seaside time away with your family. Such a wonderful way to charge your battery.

Susan Smith

Welcome home to lovely Yorkshire and hope the weather is warm for the rest of the school holidays for you. Glad to see you back on line with all your chatty news and lovely pics. Take care.


Glad to see you again. I love the photos of the countryside. It makes me want to come to England and visit. That might just be our next vacation. Must start saving! It's so nice to see that your children love to do crafty things. My mother was quite the crafty person as well and taught me to do embroidery one summer with a lot of different stitches. Good memories. Have a good summer break.


Thanks for a lovely post. Glad to hear there is no post holiday blues to speak of this time round. We're off to Dorset next month for the first time and I'll sure be thinking of your colourful blog when I'm there! :)

Deborah S

So glad you were able to relax and recharge the batteries - so important when so much of your time is spent looking after others.
All good wishes, Deborah xxxx


Lovely to have you back. We passed through your dorset enroute from brighton to Devon for the weekend. I would have loved to have stopped in bridport and popped down to west bay and other places I recognised from your blog but alas no time. It was so strange I wanted to say to my husband and children, that's where lucy goes... Funny how friends on the net come to mean so much and yet aren't shared with the fam.

Thank you for always sharing. Your children sound so lovely. We've just done a week of the school holiday and I'm feeling rather fed up with my gang sadly. I never wanted to feel like this. Maybe I need to treat myself to that mag xxxx Sarah

I Was Swallowed By A Hippo

No place like home! Even when the weather's crap, the kids are going nuts, the house is a tip and the the fourth round of visitors are about to descend.
Lovely beachy pics.

Jess @ Let's Do Something Crafty

It's so nice to switch off from technology sometimes, I really need to do it soon!

Sharon Izzard

I love your postcards. So glad to hear you had such a lovely break, good to have you back. x


Beautiful Dorset, I'm glad you had such a good time, and very glad that you're happy to be home as well. My eldest is 11 now, and starting to move away from the family unit very slightly on occasion. Senior school beckons, and independence is starting. It sounds like you have a very well balanced time of it in the holidays. Good job you! CJ xx


You're a great photographer besides being a craft genius. I enjoy your writings and photos from your part of the world, as much as your crochet designs. Thank you 🌸.


My favorite are your Dorset pics.Visiting there is now on my bucket list !


Welcome back Lucy and I am glad you are rested and chilled and enjoyed your break in Dorset! Xx lots of love Joy Xx


Welcome back Lucy! I so enjoy stopping by here at your house. You may say is chaotic, but I say it is full of life and love. So much love from you and all of your family. It shows in your words, your creativity and all the loveliness you share.

I like that book you have shared. I am going to see if I could pick it up. Life has a tendency to get very crazy here in the mountains, and I need that gentle reminder.

Be blessed and good to have you back :0) mari


Welcome back and am so glad you don't have "the blues". I love the 'quiet and accepting shrug' cos we also have the same thing going on in our house! Do you think they go off and learn it somewhere on the quiet??? The rainbow is gorgeous - think you should turn it into something for Yarndale ... maybe with sheep sliding down it? Or sheep jumping over it? My head is filled with wonderful woolly imaginings!!! xxx

crafty mema

a wonderful family having a wonderful time

i just got back -after taking my granddaughter to cape may,new jersey for a vacation
grat time
oxoxoxoxox crafty mema

Carol penoyer

Really missed you!! Even though I'm living in Florida
I have been looking for triangle pattern .i want crochet up a blanket.
I can't seem to find one do you have a pattern anywhere ?


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside too! I'm hoping to take my gorgeous granddaughter to the North Wales coast when she comes to visit next week :)


So wonderful to see your post. I'm a little envious, perhaps, that you were able to "unplug" so definitely, and find some respite during your holidays. We just returned from ours (at the ocean, as well), and I, too, found it comforting to return home. Such a nice feeling, isn't it?
Enjoy your time with your littles. We mothers know all too well just how fleeting that time is. xxxx


Thanks Lucy glad you had rest and relaxation. Have finished and given my Coastal Wildflower blanket to my gang ,which was well received ,hope I can send you a photo as it was inspired by you love Jenny x

Angela-Southern USA

Glad to see you back Lucy! And even more glad you were able to re-charge your batteries and had some down time from technology. We all need that from time to time. Dorset is looking lovely, I've come to recognize it although I've never been, by just viewing it here over the years.lol Oh the teen years, I must say L.M. took it (abiding by the rules) a lot calmer than mine did at that age. I've sent flowers for the flowers for memories already, and look forward to seeing that this year at Yarndale, if it's only by way of your blog. Amazed and glad the blues didn't strike this time with homecoming. Enjoy the day!


I'm so pleased that you have avoided the posy-holiday blues this time. It's lovely to hear about your little people, not that they are all that little anymore! Capturing what they are like now will be so precious in the future. And I'm with you on family meals being non-negotiable. I insist on (2 1/2 yr old) Little R staying at the table while we finish even when he is adamantly not hungry. It's such a delight to continue our meal with him groaning, wailing and griping ;-)

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