crochet, patterns

Eaten by a Shark – The pattern …. finally

A little later than planned, but here is my pattern for a shark  tail. The shark was made when my son wanted a mermaid tail kind of thing like his sister had – but being a boy – didn’t actually want to be a mermaid  (Mermaid tail pattern can be found here)! And the Alligator here!… Read More Eaten by a Shark – The pattern …. finally

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crochet, patterns

A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie)

Abstract The beautiful pictures of the little girl in the crochet hats had been circulating on Facebook for a few months.  The avid crocheter that I am decided to try and make one after being challenged by a friend.   However on further inspection the patterns or you tube help available are in Russian!  This… Read More A scientific study of the Russian Spiral Crochet hat (and The Movie)

kids

A few nights away up North

The Easter holidays were almost over,  previously we’ve always gone away – Lanzarote last year (the kids still talk about the mini club man Martin on a daily basis), Dubai the year before, Egypt the year before….. you get the ideas.  Time to escape the Great British weather and get some sunshine.  This year, my… Read More A few nights away up North

flowers, gardening, kids, Spring

My first visit to Kew Gardens

Today we went to Kew Botanical Gardens. I’ve always wanted to go – and it was lovely there.   It’s English Spring time – so not a huge amount in flower apart from Tulips, Magnolia, Rhododendrons and Blossom – it was still beautiful. Rather than a load of words – here some pictures.