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June 06, 2014


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Looks like you have à great week!

Veggie Mummy

What a lovely post - I felt relaxed just looking at those photos. I'm hoping our Summer holiday will be a bit more like this; the half term was just revision, revision and, yes, more revision! Have fun at the garden centre. x

Lyn Zalk

And YOUR BEST is pretty AMAZING!!!!!!!
Adored those snails climbing the back wall!
Also so looking forward to seeing your Water Ripple TaDa!!! Its lovely <3

Anne Dearle

Thanks Lucy for your lovely post. I have been known to stay in my PJ's for the morning. It is a rare thing but comfortable. Love how the kids make their own fun. Our children would make tents with sheets. We woyld leave them there so they coyld continue playing the next day. Can't wait to see what you have in store for Yarndale with the mandalas. Bet they take up a bit of space. Have a great week.


It is a very snaily year this year. All the wet in the Winter and Spring and now. That slightly mad feeling when one's head is bursting with ideas is enjoyable, but not if it gets too bursting, then it gets a bit overwhelming I find! Which one to do first? You want to catch them all before they vanish.


You could put out a container of beer which will attract the snails. They drown, but they die happy! Love your colourful pictures!


Looks like you and the little people had a great week! I'm too trying to decide on what to plant and have actually been waiting on my pansies to die back more. I always feel guilty pulling them up if they are still blooming! Have a great weekend :)

Angela-Southern USA

Sounds like a wonderful week! The youngest is having a big sleepover here this weekend, so I know our house will be a loud happy mess.I imagine I'll be making pancakes in the morning with chocolate chips in them, a fave with my girls. I love seeing all the mandalas 500+ WOW! I bet you're having fun with those. :)Happy weekend!


Hi Lucy, just loved this post, I am such a homebody, and you so captured such a wonderful homey feeling - a joyousness in just being 'home'. Just beautiful, and Little B's drawings are just so heartwarming. Thank you for sharing this with us x

Winwick Mum

Scotch pancakes are one of our standby favourites - so quick and easy! I've been busy filling planters with colour today; it does make you feel so much better to see flowers so it's great that your back yard will be bright and cheerful again soon! xx


Looked like a wonderful week with plenty of fun for you all ♥ and yes the tip of beer for those snails

Susan Smith

What a lovely post. Oh the days of school holidays, long past in in my life, but usually eventful. An idea on the garden side, try putting out saucers of beer for the snails and disposing of them in the garbage once the children are at school. Evidently works, but here in Oz, I have an abundance of blackbirds and the odd blue tongue lizard, who all love snail snacks! I'd love to make and send a mandala, but not sure I'm able to do one. We'll see. Take care.

Chris Porter

So glad you had such a great half term. Memories are made of this! I've probably said this before, but make the most of every precious second, as they fly all too quickly and it's over in a flash, although housework will always be with you! Have a lovely weekend, too. Hugs xx

Alison Michelle Machin

This sounds like a wonderful week. Being a teacher I love reading of such wonderful traditional crafting and homely activities done with children. They are storing up wonderful memories for the future and learning so much. Their pictures are gorgeous!
Alison xx


Your description of swimming made me laugh! :) <3 You are a very good mum, Lucy, to go swimming at the public pool with your kids. I love reading about you and your family's life, and I especially enjoy all the gorgeous color that you share!

Jenn in Kansas

Poodling, piddling, puttering ... They are all my favorite. :) well done L.

Carol Partridge

What a lovely week you had. Don't get the hanging about in your pyjama's all day though.....?
A neighbour of mine does this too.
Must be my age, ha ha. My Mother would have had a fit !


Lovely week off
I've been enjoying half term with crochet and pottering too.
You should venture to Ilkley lido in the summer, I went on Tuesday but it was still pretty nippy- 15.6C but it's really gorgeous in the summer, there's plenty of space to have a picnic by the pool and you can stay all afternoon

Katherine, NZ

Your description of the swimming pool is ExActly how I feel about them! I feel your pain :-). Mandala ready to be glued then will be posted on Monday to wing it's way from New Zealand to England. x


Mandala needs glue and I'm ready to post. But everything has had to wait as I had orders from great grandchildren: a rainbow snake, pink and blue butterflies and a crocodile...all knitted and ready to go to new homes. Also a parrot! And then a friends baby came to live in this world so that was a rattle for her and a present. For big sister.
Now knitting a gnome...
Will be going to the post office very, very soon!


Looks like a marvellous week! Glad to see my mandala arrived - it got posted while we were away on holiday in Bournemouth for the half term break. We have recently acquired pet snails - Giant African Land snails, but they are babies - about the size of your little fingernail! They are very pretty, and quite fascinating to watch, but luckily they live in a tank and not my garden :)

Anne Marie

Super photos as usual. I make Drop Scones a lot as you can whizz them up after a meal, even. I've copied the linked recipe, to see if it is different from the one I use.

I can't wait to see the yarn bombing of bicycles, as I am a complete bicycle enthusiast, and have put crochet strips on one of my bikes, a pretty Brompton folding one, although that was before the TdF frenzy, almost 3 years ago!


Hi, Lucy! I am happy to greet you again!
I've been OFFLINE network but I wanted to reconnect with your world of color!
I'm happy to know that you keep doing crochet.
Thanks for sharing so many beautiful things!
Kisses from Catalonia!


looks like a wonderful stay at home week, I love the little peeps drawings. I've been slowly planting up the Summerhouse border over the past few weeks meanwhile the snails have been eating the plants I bought,there seem to be so many this year. Still it's nice to see the Summer flowers blooming it even inspired me to crochet a Summertime wreath.
Have a lovely weekend and happy planting

Clare x

Puppet Lady

Thank you for sharing your lovely week with us. It was relaxing just reading about it!

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