Friday, March 31, 2006

Nearly the end of the week

DD went away on a school trip at the beginning of the week to Whitby. They went swimming & fossil hunting - both of which she has done before especially the former. On Saltwick Bay she found some fossils:

Bammonite
ammonite


belemnite
belemnite

These are on huge rocks (well huge if you're only 10) & very heavy so the poor little thing nearly broke her arms bringing them back. Click here to see the second one in more detail.

She returned home filthy, exhausted & hungry for some fresh food. The hotel served 'child friendly' food - she was given a vegetarian sausage, chips, beans & mushy peas (she HATES mushy peas). DH asked her if she wanted one of his homemade lasagnes with oven chips when she came home & got this reply "No more chips, I've had enough of them" - which made us both laugh. She fell upon the bowl of salad & cleared a plate of pasta. She didn't get much sleep as one of the girls in her room was a snorer - sounds familiar!

We on the other hand got plenty of sleep as it's amazing how quiet the house is without her presence. We woke up to the alarm clock (or my gobby neighbour) rather than to the sound of a herd of elephants clattering down the stairs. We also made the most of it & went out both nights which is unusual for us.

I've also made some progress on my Mothers Day sock:

Blue & Annie
Garter Stitch Rib in blue Opal Sugar Almond Magic


Pattern: Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks . Here you can see the pattern more clearly.

Steph asked if I dropped any hints. How subtle is finding the ball of yarn in a sale & telling her that I'd love this yarn if she was stuck for a pressie for me???

I chose a sale yarn as I didn't know if she was paying for it but DH stepped in & saved her from parting with her grubby pennies. I've recently done the same with DH for my birthday next month. My justification being that he never knows what to get me & I'd rather something that I'd love than something that would get put in a cupboard & never see the light of day

5 comments:

Steph said...

ROTFL - sounds about as subtle as my present hinting! The socks look fab - great colourway.

Carolyn said...

I'm all in favour of letting people know what you want - and in my experience it's a huge relief for them too, knowing they'll be gifting something that will be appreciated!

blueadt said...

When we first got to together (many years ago) DH used to ask what I wanted & I'd give him a few suggestions so that I didn't know exactly what he was getting me - but he'd get something totally different that I didn't want or even like!

Now I give him a list & he tends to choose something from it as, the cupboards are full enough!

RoxyKnits said...

Nothing wrong with hints - or downrights request either :)

We always go shopping together and buy each other stuff we want. Surprises - pah - who needs them. At least you know you'll never be disappointed.

And its great being taken out on shopping trips especially for birthdays! And ordering stuff on the internet that you wouldn't normally get too.....like a Kim Hargreaves kit!

Glenn Kilpatrick said...

Hi I see you mention Whitby and Saltwick bay in this post. I hope your kids enjoyed their time at Whitby, My 2 children enjoy a walk at Saltwick too and we quite often got here to walk our gog buster. I have a few pics of Saltwick and Whitby on my blog and website. Please feel free to take a look anytime you wish.

whitby sea anglers

Whitby fishing blog

Kind regards - Glenn Kilpatrick