Sunday, 11 October 2015

Washing Machine , Bike and Hikes :)


Hi guys, sorry it's been a while, this week has been manic!
First of all, we got another washing machine, for free, and it works! Woohoo!
We have to keep it out at the minute so we can hook the pipe over the sink, but that's a minor setback, we can finally wash things without me breaking my back or having builders hands! We will still handwash some things but i'm so pleased!


I also got a bike for free from Freecycle!
It needs minor work to it, mainly a clean up, but other than that, it is in a fairly good condition, now we just have to find one for the hubby and it will save us a fortune in bus fare when we have to go the nearest town (5 miles away)
I plan on finding a cheap pannier rack and pannier bags to put the shopping in.


I also found a pair of walking boots, in almost new condition, i have been wearing them every day haha they are sooo comfy and warm, they will be perfect for long hikes and winter weather


Speaking of hikes, me and some friends did 7 miles about a fortnight ago  

This is Izzy, the walk leader's guide dog

And little Hallam, who did ever so well on such a long one. 


This is some our knit and natter group (I'm on the left, with the blue bandanna), we are now starting to add borders to the squares of our community blanket, ready for sewing together! I can't wait to show the finished product, it will be stunning!




In garden news, the leeks are getting much bigger! I must remember to take a photo!
Some of them have been eaten, i have no idea what it could be, so does anyone know of leek pests? and of any effective deterrents?


What have you been upto this week? :)


12 comments:

  1. Look forward to reading about your cycling adventures. I should do the same.

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    1. definitely should Dave :) hopefully i won't keel over on the first go!haha :)

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  2. Hiya, been wondering what you've been up to, congrats on the washing machine, I still do a bit of hand washing as well, I am not into knitting but glad you have found something you like and it gets you out and about x

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    1. i know, i'm a naughty blogger! i must do more regular updates haha :)
      oh i need plenty of projects on the go at the same time, that way i don't get bored haha xx

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  3. Fantastic news on your washing machine, bike AND boots. I'm sure you'll put them all to very good use. You look to have had great weather on your walks and I'll bet your furry friends had a fabulous time too. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished blanket. X

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    1. As soon as i plugged it in i washed pretty much everything that can be, so i've ran out haha, i'm getting my chance to try out the boots on weds and shall be testing the bike as soon as we find one for the hubby :) I would have walked last week but the weather was awful :( so i'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things :)
      I'm looking forward to finishing the blanket to show you :) xx

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  4. Looks like you hit the jackpot and I am so happy for you :) You are a very busy person and I love seeing all of the things that you do. I also love your new page layout !!! It looks beautiful around where you live and it is so nice to see the scenery of a different country and to have a friend in England <3

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    1. I'm incredibly blessed to have moved to a new place and made so many kind and generous friends :) i love the layout too, so i won't be changing it around for a while haha :)
      xx

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  5. You are so wonderful with your upcycling, freecycling and so on! Well done you! Hope that the washer keeps going well! xx

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    1. Thank you :) i'm incredibly lucky to have so many generous, kind and giving friends too
      Ha the lovely weather has met it's demise, all grey clouds now so i can't put any more washing out :( xx

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  6. Really pleased to see you have a new washing machine it will make your life so much easier :-) Wow your walk looked lovely no wonder the hounds enjoyed it. It could be slugs eating your leeks sometimes you cant see the pesky buggers as there under the ground. Nice to see your sewing group I go to one to :-) have a good week, dee x

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    1. I am too :) as much as i love hand washing i really hate hate hate wringing out! So i won't have builders hands any more, fingers crossed haha :)
      Oooh, i never thought about slugs, i'll have to find some pellets, and eggshells, and any other slug killer i can find! They're my flipping leeks! lol
      I adore my group, they are so lovely, and it gets me out and socializing xx

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