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monica
England
Interests: knitting, reading, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, cinema. travelling
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Seven hours. 40 kg of tomatoes. In pictures: Too tired for words. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I shouldn't be doing this... tomorrow I'm driving to Italy and I have prepared 'nothing'. Nada. Niente. I'm at the stage of denial which will be followed by the frantic stage and then the panic stage. Sigh. Anyway... briefly and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It's totally typical (and annoyingly ironic, if you're a fan of Alanis Morissette you'll understand) that the time the Festival steps up a gear I have only three hours to spend there. Not enough by a long way. After disposing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Tonight No 1 is going to a party invited by a friend he hadn't seen in four months, taking place in a less than salubrious part of town (from which I then have to pick him up late even though... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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So my knitting goal is to knit myself a new jumper/cardigan whatever each year. Which sounds easy... and it would be if it was my only knitting endeavour, the problem is I get distracted by shawls and hats and quilting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
applause!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2016 on all flowers. all the time. at the scent of water
love it. Stat rosa pristina nomine... (remember which book this is from? take care.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2016 on all flowers. all the time. at the scent of water
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Some books change the world and make you dream and believe in magic. Proof? Today I took No 3 to the Harry Potter Studios near London... and we had a fabulous time... this is a boy who's not prone to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Randomly. I'm totally jet-lagged. And I mean totally. My hair is jet-lagged. My toes are. I have been literally falling asleep before my head hits the pillow (to the point I have no recollection of actually having even gone to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 16 - Moraine Lake And then... just like that we're on our last day. WHAT??? Mr M still not on top of his game so whilst the two younger ones looked after him (... not... they used him as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 15 - Moraine Lake. I think No 3 took pity of me because he decided to accompany me on a little hike (5.8Km return from Moraine Lake, piffles) to Consolation Lakes. A gently climbing path through the forests leads... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 14 - Moraine Lake This place is incredible. Just when you think you've seen all the lake variation in the world... you arrive here. Moraine Lake is bluer than blue. (it gets also incredibly crowded and by 10.00 people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 13 - Icefield Parkway. What a drive. Seriously but this road on your bucket list. Now. We left Jasper under a beautiful blue sky and I promised myself I'd be back. We stayed at the Fairmont Jasper Lodge and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 12 - Jasper. So here's the thing. I love Jasper. I'm totally bummed that I hadn't realised how gorgeous the place is and we only have one day here. So many things and no time at all. Also, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 11 - On the road/Jasper/ Or more accurately... on the overnight train to Jasper. Last night we returned the car and took a cab to the station. (The taxi driver told me his brother lives in England... an hour... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 10 - Whistler/Vancouver Last morning in Whistler and whilst No 1 hurled himself down the mountain on a bike, the rest of us went up the mountain in the Gondola. The weather did not play ball. At all. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 9 - Whistler. Another new activity... canoeing. Another notch in our adventure belt. Another big YES! The weather was glorious... unexpectedly (don't you love it when the forecast is wrong this way round?) My camera was safely tucked away... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 8 - Whistler. The boys sampled the delights of downhill mountain biking whilst Mr M and I mooched about the place waiting to see if they'd came back in one piece. When they attach a label to your child... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 7 - on the road to Whistler... my travelling troupe... ... and the lake that welcomed us at the end of a long day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 6 - Tofino. A cloudy start to the day but that didn't stop us in our first ever kayaking adventure. This awesome fellow kept an eye on us as we sailed quietly around Ucluelet bay (side note: sharing a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 5 - Tofino. Morning on the water on a wildlife spotting trip. The views weren't half bad either... When we got to the docks it was misty and grey, wolves howled in the distance. Amazing to hear, such a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 4 - Tofino, Vancouver Island. Cox Bay, where we're staying is a big surfing location so the boys took a surf lesson (from an instructor from Cambridge, England... whatever, the world is smaller than I think) and they were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 3. On the road. And on the sea... We took the ferry to Vancouver Island for the second location of our tour.. We were on our way to Tofino where'd spend a few days on the beach. Vancouver Island... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 2 Vancouver. Not so sunny today... but who cares, right? No bikes today, instead we walked and wee walked (and walked) (and walked some more)... first stop Art Gallery of Vancouver where we saw a fabulous Picasso exhibition and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 1, Vancouver. Up early totally jet lagged... ...epic (banned word by hey... my kids won't know) bike ride all morning (two members of the party have learned the hard way that pulling hard on the front break will have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead