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Monday, 9 October 2017

Another Busy Week

Thank you so much for all your lovely positive messages for Imogen, she's doing much better now, walking around as normal and exercising hard at her physio. I think the fact that Hull Fair is around this week has helped with the motivation to work hard at her exercises!

Hull fair arrives every year for a week in October, it's the largest travelling fair in Europe and has been coming to Hull for over 700 years! Here’s a snippet about its history

This carnival of merriment is the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest. The fair celebrated its seven hundredth anniversary in 1993. The first charter granting permission for a fair to be held, from 9 to 23 March, was granted in 1278. The anniversary celebrated by Hull City Council dates from 1293, when Edward I allocated six weeks in May and June for the festivities. By the 16th century the festivities had become a 16 day fair, with 20 September as the start of the annual feast after an additional Charter was granted by Charles II.

It's an interesting piece of local history and you can read more about it here.




I don't feel I've done much craft wise the last week. We've had a friend from America staying with us much of last week, only leaving yesterday and there was lots to catch up with. I have finished decorating my 'C' with a lick of paint and some pretty flowers for my craft room.




A soft, fleecy blanket for my gorgeous grandson that he used for the first time when he stayed late one evening. It was a lovely piece of fleece that I bought when Holly was pregnant and was just sitting waiting for me to hem it. As we'll be looking after Zack 2 1/2 days a week as well another babysitting duties, I'm keeping his fleece here to use when he comes to our house.




Not much progress on my cross stitching from the last time I showed you, may end up being for next Christmas rather than this one if I don't get a move on.


It's been a tiring week and weekend so today has been quite restful before this weeks schedule starts tomorrow with Imogen's parents evening, my first mammogram on Wednesday physio appointments and the telephone engineer coming to finally upgrade us to fibre.





Take care
xxx


31 comments:

  1. that wavy crochet throw looks nice.
    Briony
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  2. Awwwww doesn't Zack look cosy on his beautiful fleece.

    We just had our annual Statutes fair last Monday not quite as big as yours looks but the same kind of historical background. Roz went and could barely walk for two days after going on some mad ride. I couldn't stop laughing.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Not one for the rides myself, but quite happy to watch those that do x

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  3. Such a sweet picture of your grandson. The fleece is so cute and cuddly.

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  4. 700 years!! Wow that is a long time.
    I bet that fleece blanket is nice and warm.

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    1. Hull is very rich in history, it fascinates me x

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  5. I hope you had a lovely week with your friend.
    Glad to hear Imogen is doing well.
    The fair's history is so interesting, hope everyone gets to enjoy it!
    Such a lovely picture of your grandson. How wonderful you'll be getting to spend time with him each week.
    Lisa x

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    1. It was lovely to see her and happily she plans to stay locally for a while x

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  6. I'm thinking if visiting Hull next month, it looks an interesting place.

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    1. It really is, lots to see and very rich in history x

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  7. Wow! I was surprised that the fair has been around 700 years! What a great motivator for Imogen. That fleece looks nice and snugly. Your grandson is adorable! I bet you love babysitting him! good luck on the mammogram.

    Cindy

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    1. I just can’t get enough of him, gorgeous little thing x

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  8. The fair looks huge, though I expect it's a big thing in Hull with it being such a longstanding affair. Don't babies look gorgeous when they're asleep, so squeezable, and so does your cute doggy, is it Gary?

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    1. It is a big fair and has a street dedicated just to stalls as well. The photo was Alfie, Gary is the white one x

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  9. It is amazing the fair has been going to Hull for 700 years! It looks impressive from the photo. Your Zack is very sweet. Love the design on his fleece. Hope you get time for a little creative pursuits this week. Glad that Imogen is on the mend.

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    1. Thank you, I’m hoping to knit a cardigan this week for Zack and get some more cross stitch done too x

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  10. What a delightful fair. I missed the fairs around here this summer, and have been wanting to go to one. This blanket is so cute and soft for your precious grandson. I will be a grandmother soon, and getting excited. You did a nice job on the "C" for your craft room.

    Happy October days.

    ~Sheri

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    1. How exciting for you, I wasn’t prepared for just how much my grandson has swept me off my feet, love him so much x

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  11. Sounds like a really busy week! Great history about the fair. It's amazing that it's been on so long. Fairs are so exciting. I remember the one that used to come to town. So much excitement and noise! Fireworks at the end too.

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    1. I have to admit I don’t really go nowadays though always took the children when they were younger. It does have a lovely atmosphere and means autumn is truly here x

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  12. That little Grandson is a delight all cosy in his fleece. Glad to hear Imogen is getting stronger, we used to go to Hull Fair when we lived in Lincolnshire. Hope you find time for some crafting this week and all goes well with your mammagram and physio. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, it’s certainly been a busy week this week x

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  13. No time for crafting when the grandbabies come for a visit. :) The time you're able to spend with them is so special. I just bought myself a cross stitch kit last week. I haven't started on it yet but I'm hoping to get to it soon. Praying for a good report on your mammogram.
    xx Beca

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    1. It certainly is precious time, very uplifting too x

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  14. It was very interesting to read about the fair ...

    Love the photograph of your Grandson all cosy in his fleece, and pleased to read that Imogen is getting stronger.
    Hope all goes well with your mammogram.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Imogen Imogen is doing much better, she’s bounced back much quicker this time x

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  15. Glad to hear that Imogen is recovering nicely. Your little grandson is precious, indeed. The fair looks so fun and it is amazing that it has celebrated 700 years! Your 'C' turned out very pretty. xx Karen

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  16. Good news Imogen is recovering well.
    Beautiful fleecy blanket.
    Interesting reading about the Hull fair

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