Thursday, 22 September 2011

Variety is the Spice of Life

I received an e-mail today asking what I had been up to recently and this made me reflect on what life for me is like post CCAD.  I considered the last week and decided that things were pretty good with no two days the same. Here is a potted review of the last week.


After a few chores Paul and I joined our daughter Lynsey, grandchildren Martha and Lucas and the lovely Sally, who was the amazing photographer for our son's wedding, for a photoshoot at the fabulous victorian resort of Saltburn by the Sea. We were blessed with lovely weather and enjoyed watching her capture lots of informal shots of the two of them playing on the beach, exploring the pier and enjoying an ice cream. can't wait to see the full collection!
Ben Nicholson's Birch Craig

Richard Hamilton's Interior1964-1965
Paul and I have pledged to try and make fridays our day of culture and so far so good. On the recommendation of Clare Baker we took ourselves off to Mima ( to visit the Transmitter / Receiver  Arts Council touring exhibition of collage which was thought proving and we also enjoyed The Intimate Surface of Modernism exhibition of Ben Nicholson's work.

Martha & Allannah (my Great, Great niece) on Saturday
when a large family group meet up for coffee in town
 Weekends are always busy family affairs, aswell as visiting an elderly friend in a care home, but I did manage to finish another cardigan for Martha and start another - but this time to my OWN design. Watch this space to see how it turns out.

Tricia Mc Kensie's pattern
This saw us back at one of our favourite toddler groups ABC

Lucas grooming Harry the pony

Martha petting the baby guinea pig

Grandad & Lucas having
 fun with the pneumatic canon

Grandad & Martha with the tractors

We also have the kids on a Tuesday and try to have the whole day out somewhere different. This week we discovered Adventure Valley near Durham. It is an amazing farm full of fun things for kids of ALL ages and we managed to spend 5 hours there and still not try everything. Strongly recommend you pay them a visit.
After two busy, action packed days with the grandchildren wednesday is me time. This involves lunch in Yarm with my good friend Ann and often a nice cup of tea with Jackie. Bliss!
Oh yes and I did stretch my brain as i am coaching a student who has just started their A level Physics.
And here we are at the start of another week. I wonder what this will have in store.


  1. WOW!!!!:-)

    So good to see you enjoying life after CCAD so much....

  2. WOW what a busy but fun Week! Lots of Love Lauren x