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April 10, 2024


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Sarah Star

Yes please, canal boat blanket please!! I have always loved them, we lived by the Grand Union when I was a girl. I have my Houseboat Retirement Fund... (yes, really!). I think you'd come up with something beautiful and PERFECT Lucy x

Chris Baehr

It will be a very colorful blanket indeed if it is inspired by tge canal boats. I think it's a wonderful idea! I just caught up on your Dorset posts and enjoyed them immensely. You're doing such a good job supporting your dad and yet not letting yourself get too down. It's such a dreadful thing to watch a loved one go through this.

My Creative Life

I love the coloured eggs with their matching yarn. I agree there are less people blogging now, preferring instagram I guess. It's easier and quicker to load photos. I prefer blogging, I've not been on instagram for a while now. It makes my head spin, too much information overload.


You cheer me up love your work . Xx


I love your posts!

Brenda Drury

Hi Lucy delighted to read your latest blog, so pleased that you continue to write it. I always check my iPad to see if you have written again, as I love the peep into your Yorkshire life, when stuck in city life in the Midlands.Look forward to your next blanket idea.

Madeleine PixieMum

I would like to start my blog again but as I wrote in 2020 there is no way Blogspot will let me!

I need to start yet again with a new home, let my followers know where I’ve gone and hope they will continue to read my ramblings.


Amsterdam, how wonderful. And I'm with you, I love photos from daily life of bloggers. A canal boat blanket would no doubt be amazing. Your hill view is lovely, I know exactly what you mean about it being grounding. I have a view from the front and back here that I feel like that about. At the back, fields that change colour and sometimes have cows and sometimes don't. At the front, the river with mist and clouds and things. I could stand and stare for hours. CJ xx


I was a very late joiner to the blog party but I really love being a part of the community. It will be fun to see a Lucy canal boat CAL when ever it arrives. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful Easter pictures and I hope the retreat goes well.


Your so right in the fact it is such a shame that the "blog" world seems to have just fallen off the radar. When I asked people do they prefer social media or written blogs they all said visual as they like to just scroll through!

That is such a shame that we seem to live in such a fast paced world where we can't slow down and enjoy the process. But I have started up my blog again and even if people don't read/comment it is a lovely visual memory to look back on.

My April month is so much fun, I have done a sewing workshop where I made my first project bag. Going to see Staying Relevant tour with Sam Thompson (King of the Jungle) and Pete Wicks with Son. Then I'm doing a natural yarn dyeing workshop and finishing the month a week in Gower and Wonderwool!!!


I will look forward to your Canal Boat blanket, hoping it comes to fruition. It’s a shame that there are fewer blogs these days, I guess the lure of instagram has overtaken it. Happy spring and enjoy your retreat x

gina in alabama

I love the Canal Boat Blanket idea and the pics you linked to were great especially the boat called "Lucy"! Looking forward to seeing your pics of Amsterdam too. I liked the Easter egg colorway, hope it will emerge one day. I miss the blogosphere, It was a wonderful time and place to be. so glad you are still here!!!


What lovely comments you have received Lucy, hopefully just what you needed after you plea on IG! I thought that was sooo sweet.

I love reading all your blog posts whether they are trips away from home, everyday life with walks, market buys and coffees or creative ideas shared or completions displayed for us all to be inspired - thank you vey much.

We have enjoyed many canal boat holidays with the family and before children came along so I would very much enjoy crocheting a narrowboat/canal inspired blanket. And, the colours you could include, just wow!

I am looking forward to a weekend in London (although I must confess, any city or even town come to that, is not my favourite place to be!) as our son is performing his first solo concert in a London Venue - awesome.
Many thanks, Lucy. Hope you have a FAB retreat. XX

Lily Davies

We used to moor up in Skipton Basin when we owned our canal boat and, for us, it was a time of exploration around the area. And we made some good friends whilst there. Absolutely loved seeing some of our favourite places (adored the Narrowboat, such lovely staff!) The idea of Canal Boat blanket is excellent and I’ll be queuing up to join in the CAL 😉

Cathy Tucker

With you on the excitement of being on a boat. Xx


Well that was a lovely treat to find this morning. Our school holidays began on Maundy Thursday so we’re still enjoying freedom! I miss the old blogging days, so am really grateful that you have continued to blog so wonderfully over all these years. Thank you 😊PennyL in Dorset xx


OOhh! What a super time you have had. And sunshine!! I must admit to a twinge of envy at that, it has been really grey and wet in the Midlands, although the forecast is improving. I'd settle for simply 'dry' at the moment! Hope your retreat calms and inspires you. Cx

Anca Moreanu

You are so inspiring for me! Thank you for all your pics and words! I just love your walks, especially the ones along the Canal, so, of course, the Canal Boat blanket is requiered!!!
Good luck and have the best time to create it!
Anca from Romania

P.S. I will try the garlic soup, you convinced me! Here is called *leurda*, we make salads with it!


It has been so lovely to finally see some sunshine and blue sky during Narch. Your photos are so bright and uplifting 😀


Thank you for sharing the photos.
Looking forward to finishing a granny square blanket (5 rounds ie 2/2/1) with the Aria colour scheme, then creating a pastel rainbow version. Christmas presents need to be started early for our 4 grandchildren!!
Enjoy your retreat,
Dawn x

Debbie Tristram

I love love the idea of a canal colour inspired blanket!
Can't wait to see your Amsterdam pics, as we are going at the end of the month.

Nora McGrann

Another feast for the eyes, Lucy

You have a wonderful way with words... Making your blog so appealing..

You really do have such beauty around you...

Thanks as ever for sharing with us all..

Nora 💐💓x


Thank you for sharing your lovely pics! They're always so uplifting and beautiful 😍 I'm so glad spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. I'm glad for you but I'm also glad for me as I can live vicariously through your pics as we enter our colder months. Its blowing a gale outside at the moment! This month, as the weather is getting colder here, I'm looking forward to cosy times at home. I don't mind winter so much. As winter approaches I usually look forward to some hibernation for a while. It's nothing like the excitement of spring and the promise of new beginnings that spring brings with it though 😊

When I left work yesterday it was dark. Our clocks went back the same time that yours went forward last weekend. I'm just lucky that I have a wonderful husband that cooks dinner for me! That will make leaving work in the dark much easier 😊

Thanks so much for keeping your blog going Lucy at a time when blogland is getting smaller and smaller. I always get excited when I see that you have a new blog post up!

All the best to you
Angela 🙂❤️🌻🌸🌼🦋xxx


I love the seasonal colour inspiration in picture 12. I wish that I had the eye for colour that you possess!!

Janette Surtees

Lovely writing Lucy.

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