Saturday, 23 November 2013

~Yorkshire Log Cabin Weekend~

Earlier in November, I spent a weekend at the Yorkshire Coast with 7 friends, staying in a lovely log cabin. I've stayed here before, though this time we were in a larger, newer lodge called Skylark Lodge. 
These are serious cabins, with swinky-swanky kitchens and bathrooms plus a log burning stove and a hot tub outside. All of the 2-storey cabins are situated round 2 little lakes.
The interiors are lovely, very nicely done...
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...and the lodges are just a stone's throw from the sea
and are on the outskirts of Hornsea, East Yorkshire (the home of Hornsea pottery of course).
Hornsea itself has many lovely independent homeware shops, an art gallery and pottery, fantastic charity shops, yummy fish and chip shops, plus a  museum.
One of my purchases was a pair of  Sealake Mohair Cushion Sole Socks made from the wool from local Angora goats kept in the fields around Hornsea mere, an inland lake. They were £12.50 but well worth it: they are sooooo gorgeous and warm.  I have a weakness for fluffy warm socks instead of slippers.  

I have already booked another visit early next year!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

~Simple Pleasures~

Saturday night Simple Pleasures...
Chicken, leek and ham pie ( and a glass or two of white wine!)

Pie filling recipe from 'The Hairy Dieters' by Dave Myers & Si King
...and Strictly Come Dancing! xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

~Another wristwarmer TaDa!~

I'm not sure why I'm obsessed with knitting wristwarmers? Maybe I have learnt (expensively) how I lose interest half-way through a jumper or cardigan? Anyway, I am still knitting here and there, whilst in my PJs on the sofa at night...  These wristwarmers were knitted for daughter Laura...

...and are from this book 'Learn to Knit Love to Knit' by Anna Wilkinson (click to go to Amazon books)

I borrowed this book from the library in the village - an affordable way to get access to lovely craft books.  The wool was a 'bargain basket' blue cotton DK yarn 100g ball for £1, and the pink is a luscious ball of  Yorkshire sock yarn (expensive and precious) that I bought last year.
Very easy peasy...essential when you need a simple project to do when watching Downton!