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poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
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Friday, 25 April 2014

Things - some random, some not..

 
And so, look who got the Spring blanket .
 
 
She stayed tucked up in it all morning on her bed at Nursery. 
Mostly just her nose was poking out but every now and again she would look
up at one of the children passing and she looked as though she was wearing a
 little bonnet with a bobbly edge ... very funny.

 
Whilst things have been super busy at work after the long weekend,
on the crafty front all is calm and restful.
Spring blanket and egg cosies finished, I have returned to the lovely sea of green bobbles
 that is my second JuJu Loops bobbly wrap, and I am very nearly there.


I just cannot tell you enough how much easier and how much more pleasurable
this one has been to make simply because of my stitch markers.
 I really was such a plonker to not have read the pattern properly first time round.
But .. lesson now learnt.

 

I so enjoyed reading Annies post earlier this week that was about nothing other than random facts.
Check it out if you haven't already seen it, and all the comments that followed.
 It made me laugh aloud, and so following her lead, here are 6 bits of 
Friday randomness from me ..
 
 
1.This week I discovered that little Lindt bunnies fit perfectly into the egg tray in my fridge.
 
 
2. When I was 13 my Dad, being the local clergyman, came to my school to do school assemblies.
One time he turned up and in his briefcase was my Guinea Pig, Nutty.
He then proceeded to ask me to come down to the stage - INFRONT OF ALL THE SCHOOL
  and help him ..  I know ! I WAS 13 FOR GOODNESS SAKE ! 
I can't actually remember what the assembly was about or quite why he felt the need to bring my guinea pig with him - but there you go. It stays with me !
But that was not all ...when the time came to sing the hymn obviously nobody sang it
except MY DAD !
Very loudly , and very happily.
 Good times, love you Dad x
 
3. We have sticky buds all over our house.
The sticky bud season is back.
Now I love a conker tree as much as everyone else - but man, do those sticky buds get everywhere !
They are in the hall, on the bottom of our shoes, on the bottom of our socks, on the dogs and cats paws, on our bed, in the laundry basket, on the sofa .. you get the picture.
Bring on the conkers.
 
4. Twenty five minutes on the Cross Trainer burns approximately 250 calories, which equates to one medium sized Lindt bunny.
 
5. Cliff Richard came to tea at our house.
It was when I was about 12 and he had come to give a concert at my Dads church, so naturally, what with being British and all , he came for tea first.
Mum made some biscuits for tea and to this day they are known in our family as Cliff Richard biscuits. They are extremely yummy - and have their rightful place in Beths My Own Bake Off Blog.
He was very nice, wore a full length fur coat and asked for Sweetex in his tea.
 
 
6. When we were selling our last house Channel 4 rang up and asked if our house
could go on Location, Location, Location.
Lots of cleaning followed but it was all very exciting and I met the lovely Phil Spencer who smelt quite gorgeous. He wore a bright pink knitted waistcoat.
Its quite odd sitting in your lounge watching your lounge on the telly , with your cat asleep on the sofa.
 
 
Have a lovely , if maybe a bit wet, weekend.

35 comments:

  1. I think I must have missed the episode with Phil Spencer in a pink knit ... I'm sure I'd remember it!

    Love the randoms - Dad's, honestly! - and thanks for the link Kate :)

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    1. Loved doing this random post - thanks for the brill idea Annie x

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  2. What fantastic random memories. Isn't it funny how you see something on tv or here something on the radio and it will trigger all those funny random events that have happened in our lives. D quite often puts repeats of Loc, Loc, Loc on will have to look out for the one that has Phil in a pink waistcoat and I'll be able to tell him I know of that lady who owned that house... Lucky thing to of met Sir Cliff, I used to tell my mum I was going to marry him when I was a little girl, just think how different my life would of been if only he had found me:-) Love your story about your dad and the guinea pig had random is that. And lastly I love the photo's of Lulu under your blanket she looks so snuggled under there no wonder she stayed put for so long I can't say I blame her.

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    1. He was really lovely Mitzi - very unassuming and normal,
      K x

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  3. What a great way to kick off a rainy weekend, with a very fun post from you, dear Kate! I loved reading every word, thanks for the smile! Chrissie x

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  4. Now this is a post that will make me smile all weekend :-)

    Ps - the photos of your dog in the blanket, ah, soooo cute :-).

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  5. That's one very happy and cute-looking doggy-in-a-blanket. Your bobbly wrap looks lovely, I love that colour - I knitted a scarf in it last year and wore it to death. Love the random facts, sadly I haven't seen the pink knitted waistcoat Location episode. For some reason I felt quite pleased when I read that Phil smells nice - now that is random! Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane xx

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    1. He really did smell delicious, I had my photo taken with him in our front garden , I think all the neighbours were peeking !
      Kx

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  6. I love your randoms. Cliff Richard to tea! Wow. The dog looks so funny in the blanket, I love the way it's over her head like an old lady in a kerchief. :)

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    1. She's so funny though Jennifer because she has such a serious look on her face!
      K x

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  7. Ah yes, Phil looks as if he probably smells nice. You can tell he's a details man. Love the picture of the piggie. Piggies are on my mind at the moment as I think we might get another one soon. One of ours died recently, and it's left a lonely pig. She needs a friend! Your dad sounds fantastic. I'm off to look for the Cliff Richard biscuits recipe now!

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    1. I used to really love my guinea pig, there's something very sweet and calming about them isn't there ?
      K x

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  8. Had me smiling all the way through :-)
    Tracey xx

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  9. Brilliant post Kate....love your dog wrapped in the blanket....oh the thought of meeting Phil Spencer...he always seems such a nice man.....(drools!)....and can just picture you up on stage with your dad! Have a great weekend xo

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    1. Hello Sarah, Can highly recommend meeting Phil Spencer, he was very charming. Have a good week,
      Kx

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  10. Hi Kate, Lovely post as always, I love your random facts, and your bobbly wrap looks amazing, I'm going to have to look that one up and stick it on the to do list! :) Just wondering if you could drop me a quick email with your postal details and I will pop your giveaway prize in the mail, sorry I couldn't find an email address for you, otherwise I would have emailed you! :)
    My email is littlewoollie@hotmail.com. Have a lovely weekend! Julie xx

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    1. Hi Julie, You must so try a pattern from the JuJu Loops book, she has such gorgeous ideas.( Don't forget the stitch markers though !! )
      I have emailed my address to you ... can't wait for it to arrive, thank you so much,
      K x

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  11. Ooh, I do I love your bobbly wrap Kate and the green shade is a perfect match...and of course.... I love your random post too (I think we need the Cliff Richard biscuits recipe now :-) )
    Hope you have a happy, new week,
    Susan x
    P.S Love the first pic...she's a beauty ♥

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    1. Hope you got to make and enjoy the CR biscuits.
      Have a lovely week
      K x

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  12. I loved your random things post, Kate! Love the guinea pig pic...and the wonderful story! Love the pretty wrap....and hearing about the Cliff Richard biscuits!!
    And your sweet dog asleep under the new blanket....adorable!
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

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    1. Hi Helen
      Glad you enjoyed it, and Beth tells me ( very happily ) you have popped over to visit her blog too ! Hope you enjoy the biscuits,
      K x

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  13. Hi there, just catching up! All of your crochet and knitting projects are beautiful and I loved reading your random facts - especially the chocolate bunny related ones! Hope that you had a good weekend. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, Chocolate Bunnies have featured rather a lot in our house lately !
      Kx

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  14. Kate,
    I followed a link from Pink Milk this morning and I'm glad I did! You have a lovely blog. I think the Spring Blanket is gorgeous and I am going to attempt to make one! Is there a different yarn besides Sirdar you could recommend? I am not sure if I can find Sirdar where I live. I'm also going to have a go at making the Cliff Richards biscuits. They sound delicious! I hope you are having a nice spring.
    Hugs,
    Deb Price



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    1. Hi Deb
      Thanks for dropping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed your little look around my Blog.
      I have checked the label on the Sirdar Baby Bamboo and it is a mix of 80% Bamboo sourced viscose and 20% wool, so anything similar would create the same effect. However I think any DK wool would work equally well.
      Look forward to hearing how you get on,
      K x

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  15. Excellent post! I was thinking " how do you top Lindy bunnies neatly lined up in the fridge" but then I read the bit about Cliff Richard!!!!!! Exciting!! LOL Full length fur coat. Nice.
    Jillxo

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    1. Oh yes Jill, he was Smooth with a capital S ! K x

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  16. truly brilliant randomness!

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    1. Thank you Tess !
      Have good week,
      K x

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  17. Love your bobbly wrap - can't wait to see it finished. And such a cute photo of your guinea pig - reminds me of our Dorito!
    Caz xx

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  18. I've loved reading these lists! Can't say I've ever had Cliff Richard round for tea, but we do have certain foods in our family which are associated with certain people or events ('plane biscuits' are one) and we find ourselves having to explain them when people come round. That's if we can remember why they're called that in the first place!

    http://fluffyowlsadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/bedm-14th-10-random-things.html

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  19. I think this might be the best list I've read so far!! You met Cliff Richard (fur coat and sweetex - love it) and your house was on the telly! That's brilliant. Great random facts. x

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