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August 12, 2011


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Erin Diamond

Lucy -
I love your blog! Thanks for posting something you made that wasn't perfect. Makes me feel just a bit better about my many mistakes. Keep making all your beautiful things and showing us what keeps you inspired.

The Coffee Lady

You've brought back memories for me, too, as I went to university in York.

I blogged not so long ago (http://thecoffeelady.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-am-not-axe-murderer.html) about fancy caravanning - I caravanned a lot as a child, and was always confused as to why people who wanted all mod cons would choose to go on a caravanning holiday. Go to a hotel!

We have a tent. No frills here.


Hi Lucy love reading your blog and seeing all the wonderfully colourful projects. Just been looking at ravelry and researching "african flower bags". Some wonderfully colourful crochet I'm sure you would love. Check it out if you haven't already.


Oh what splendid images! I did so enjoy the look-see into your little holiday. Happy crochet-ing your next little cafetiere cozy. :)


Lovely vacation you had. I was in York when I was 15 or 16. It was a pupil exchange, and my class spent a week or a fourtnight near Liverpool. One day-trip was to York and my memories are quite similar to how you describe the city. I remember there just had been some fire accident in the Minster and it was all blackened outside. It was nice for us to sit at the riverbank just a few steps away from the city center, we were all so exhausted…

Jan - Australia

Lucy, thank you for again sharing so much of your life. It might interest you to look at this site - "Jumpers and Jazz in July". This festival runs for over a week in South-Eastern Queensland in the town of Warwick and service organisations, schools and individuals put a "jumper" on a deciduous tree in the main street - very colourful and much fun in the middle of Winter. When the site opens click on "Facebook" half way down. Then go the Wall and view the pictures. Enjoy - especially the VW.


Thanks so much for sharing your trip to York, my husband and I stayed there on our Honeymoon and you have brought back so many lovely memories for me.

 Joyce Stewart

Oh my goodness, I recognise that caravan park by the walk along the river to town! Years and years ago we stayed there....there may be lots of tarmac but it is so convenient. Thanks for the great posts and the chat...superby photos too.

Jocelyn Nelson

Saw this and thought of you: http://foxslane.blogspot.com/2011/08/yarn-bombed.html
It's a crocheted spare tyre cover for a caravan. So cute!


Wonky or not... it still looks cool. xx

Mary Lou

I spent a day in York once and wished it had been several. Thanks for the lovely photos.


Gorgeous! Love your uncomplicated caravan - we go tenting with our little family every year, and it surprises our friends that we have so much fun without the conveniences we have at home.

Crafty Blueberry

Lovely pictures, I can never get enough of York, it's great any time of the year. I visited a couple of weeks ago and went on the York craft trail. It's a great place for craft shops and attractions and I think it's a marvelous idea - every city needs a craft trail.


About six years ago we were out in the UK, so much to see, so little time!!!
I do so want to return and drive around and explore up north.

Maybe I can talk my hubby into traveling next year.

Thanks for the tour!!!



lovely photos of york. We love going to rowntree caravan site its brilliantly situated for a walk into the city centre i,ve also been left on my own while hubby went to work, lots of pubs to call in on the way back from shopping lol

nicky lovett

just like to say what a fantastic blog you have i want to move into your colourful world ive spent over 2hrs today admiring posts of some beautiful crocheting and photography i have recently taught myself to hook and well i hope one day i will be able to make something that looks as fantastic as one of yours hugs to you and your lovely family x


We've got some lovely, happy memories of York too! It's a beautiful place.


Hey Lucy thanks for sharing your vacation photos with us. WOW! Beautiful. And I enjoyed the bit of history about why you go there. There's nothing like good friends and good family time.

I wonder if your coffee cozy would fit a nice bottle of wine? Just a thought.

Cindy Bee


Simple pleasures are always the best, thanks for sharing!


I love York too, I usually manage a shopping trip once a year on the train, but I found out about the The Quilt Museum there at the Festival of Quilts this weekend (http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/), so I hope to make a trip soon!


Beautiful photos of York, it's a lovely city - but my favourite photo? the puddle splashing! perfect - kind of miss that intuitive joy of small people now mine have got so big and grown up... x


Thanks for sharing York with us. I've always wanted to go and now I definitely will. Your stripey jacket is very cute.


York is my 'Christmas place' I love the atmosphere in York especially at Christmas... I love the gorgeousness of the streets there.

Lucy, can I ask how you make your coffee look so 'drink me' and delicious? The chocolatey star ontop of the frothy bit is just so envious-some (I catch up on your blog first thing of a morning and yearn for that first cup of loveliness)

Lynne Gill

What a lovely post, Lucy. Have been to York once and fully intend going again perhaps next year.

What lovely memories you are building for your little family - they will always have these great times to reflect on in the future, and it makes no difference whether you take them to Disneyland or a caravan holiday in the UK - weather included! - they will just remember the fun you all had.

My 'hooky' story is not as life-changing as LizzieJ, above (good luck, Lizzie!) but you taught me to crochet after MANY years of forgetting how, and I have spent many happy hours hooking away in glorious technicolour.
Love your blog, keep on keepin' on!


What a delight it is to read of your wonderfully simple joys of family life. It makes me fondly remember happy times with my two boys, before they morphed into first grumpy teenagers and then independent adults.
Times spent with little ones is so precious. I well recall red wellie boots and big puddles, plus loads of other simple happy times. Your blog will make for treasured reading when your brood have flown the nest too.
Thanks as always Lucy, for such lovely, warm and happy posts.

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