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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Lazy Sunday

It's been a lovely day today, just pottering around, set off to have a wander in the local garden centre and maybe find some little succulents for my kitchen windowsill. Imogen stayed at home, groaning about why old people like garden centres... cheeky little miss, we're not old people and I've always been rather fond of these places with all their different departments, plants, gifts, small animals, furniture and a place for a nice cup of tea.

It's a lovely drive, there are masses of wildflowers growing in many of the grass verges along the road sides. I've noticed them throughout the city and they're a pleasure to see.



We were surprised when we arrived to see lots of Christmas displays. They are still busy putting more out and there's still quite a bit of space to be filled. We could see where Father Christmas' grotto is going to be and are looking forward to taking Zack a bit closer to Christmas, not that I think it'll really mean anything to him this year.

There were lots of displays and decorations with the theme of pink and white, quite pretty.




I liked these Father Christmas figures and the girls with their long swinging legs.


More trees



I found some baby succulents in tiny little pots, so repotted them for the kitchen when we arrived home just after peeling all the veg and potatoes for our Sunday dinner.



Just the thing for this chilly day, a nice hot roast chicken dinner with steaming hot gravy, it was delicious. After dinner, Imogen filled the dishwasher while Andrew stripped the chicken carcass for the dogs to enjoy their chicken dinner too.


With my cup of tea, I went to sit down with my crochet. I started this a while ago, but it was set aside while I continued with other projects (always so many things on the go). With the turn in the weather it's quite nice to have the weight of the blanket over my knees. I'm enjoying using different colours and stitches. Here it is folded in half.


Oh I shall have so many ends to sew in, I have to face facts, I'll never be a stitching in as I go person.



I'm going to watch the Strictly results now and the last part of Vanity Fair tonight. There's been lots of good dramas on recently, my favourite being Killing Eve. It's showing on BBC1 at the moment, but we watched it on Iplayer, kept up a really good pace, definitely recommend.


Take care
xxx

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  1. Your crocheting looks beautiful! I love all the different colors and stitches.

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    1. Thank you, I’m really enjoying it, I like the variety of stitches x

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  2. A "verge"... Is that a little embankment, at the edge of the road, or just an edge of the road? I too love to see wild flowers growing thus. So happy when they have not been cut down.

    Oh mercy, Christmas decor out already! At least, we have lots of Halloween decor around, till the end of Oct. ,-) But when that comes down, up will go Christmas.

    Nothing like a home made roast chicken dinner! Yummmmm...

    Followed by crocheting and tv. You had a lovely day!!!!

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    1. A verge is just the grassed area between the path and road, I suppose it is like a little embankment. I can’t get my head round Christmas yet, but it did look pretty x

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  3. The blanket is looking good.When I start a new colour I crochet in the old and the new on the next row.I just couldn’t face sewing in all the ends!!!!I am also doing a blanket at the moment from Attic. 24.I have chosen really bright colours and I am really pleased with it.I will try and photograph it tomorrow in daylight and put it on my blog.Barbara

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    1. I’ll look out for your blanket, it’s just the weather for blanket knitting isn’t it. I should crochet them in really, it’s such a job at the end x

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  4. Is that a real dog on its back on the table? Love the lap blanket. I agree the BBC have produced some fantastic drama lately Killing Eve is fantastic the chemistry between the two women is amazing. LOve it.

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    1. Heehee, no it’s a bottle holder, though I suppose it’s a similar size to our Alfie. If Alfie had been on the table, there’d be no food left! x

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  5. Too soon to have all those Christmas things around!

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  6. I always enjoy visits to garden centres, no matter what the time of year there is always something to see …
    Our local centre has started their Christmas displays too and some wonderful Autumnal areas. Just lovely.

    I think this years Strictly is going great, I love the show.

    All the best Jan

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    1. We love a good mooch around, see what’s new. I do enjoy Strictly, we’ve only been watching it the last few years x

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  7. I love a good stroll around the garden center. I noticed (through the window as I drove by) that The Rhoads Garden had started putting up their Christmas offerings too.

    It seems a little early, but it sure did look pretty.

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    1. It is a bit early really, but I suppose the shops have their bottom line to reach. It’s the first place we’ve seen it all out so far x

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  8. I don't even want to think about Christmas yet but it will soon be here. Enjoy making your crochet blanket.

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    1. There’s still plenty to happen before Christmas comes around, time goes fast enough without rushing it along x

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  9. Love those little succulents you have planted up Cheryl ... & your blanket looks beautiful! Gorgeous colours!

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    1. They are sweet aren’t they, I hope they do well on the windowsill as it’s quite sunny there x

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  10. Sunday's are my relax day as well, or I do my best! Sometimes It's still a go go go day! It seems the Christmas items are going out earlier and earlier! Your crochet blanket is so pretty! I hope you have a great week! Much love, Tammy

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  11. I love Christmas but I think this is very early for shops to be putting out their Christmassy displays. I'm still enjoying Autumn. Your dinner looks delicious but I also was wondering about the dog in the middle of the table.

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    1. It is early isn’t it though I’ve known some places have Christmas bits and bobs out by the end of August, far too early x

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  12. Love your blanket colours, you will be lovely and snug this winter. I purchase some small plants this weekend, I have noticed the prices are rising, now succulents are popular the prices are all going up.

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    1. They had quite a big display of succulents and cacti, some of the bigger ones were a bit expensive which is why I went small x

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  13. What a gorgeous way to spend a Sunday Cheryl. I love a good wander round a garden centre....especially when the Christmas displays are up.
    Beautiful colours in your blanket.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you, it’s good old stylecraft yarn. We have a few garden centres in the area and I love a good mooch about them x

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  14. Sounds like a great Sunday :-) It's been ages since I cooked a roast on Sunday, Mark is not overly fond of roast dinners (i know!!!) I do miss them, perhaps I will just start doing one anyway now the weather has started to get cooler. I love going to the garden centers when they start up their Christmas displays :-)

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    1. Ooh I love a good roast, especially now the weathers changed x

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  15. Hello Cheryl! A beautiful dinner and nice outing to the garden center. I love the succulents you brought home. I chuckled when I read what Imogen said. Sometimes you just have to laugh. :)
    xx Beca

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    1. You do have to laugh don’t you, poor Imogen thinks we’re ancient x

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  16. I have been asked for a crochet blanket, I look forward to having it over my lap. oh, and i am looking forward to shopping for the yarn as well.

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    1. Oh yes, yarn shopping or any craft shopping is exciting in my book x

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  17. I am a fan of a garden centre and love the Christmas displays although they are often a little pricey. Love the crochet blanket.

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    1. Yes I agree with you, I find their furniture very expensive too x

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  18. Garden centre, craftng, family time,Sunday roast and strictly.... Sounds a perfect day.

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    1. Haha, yes it was a rather lovely day, all my favourite things x

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  19. We enjoy walking around garden centers too. : )
    Dinner sounds delicious.

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    1. It was, I do enjoy a roast dinner, more so now the weather’s changed x

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  20. Such a pretty blanket! A lovely way to spend the day! x K

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  21. Greetings, and thanks for dropping by my little blog. Perfect Sunday...sitting in the new garden room, listening to the Archers omnibus, crocheting. Afternoon catching up with magazines, sudoku, bit of knitting (socks at the moment for charity), preparing roast dinner for our evening meal then eating it, of course! And a relaxing evening in front of the television.... knitting again, but something different this time.
    Love Christmassy stuff, but prefer it in December personally.

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    1. That sounds a perfect day, hubby and I are both partial to a bit of sodoku x

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  22. Snap, we had a drive to the garden centre on Sunday too, not for anything special, just for a mooch. It was the same story there, lots of Christmas displays beginning to appear. It's definitely time for crochet blankets to be making an appearance again with the colder weather, though it's forecast to warm up again from tomorrow. I watched the first episode of Killing Eve and abandoned the second half way through, I just couldn't get into it. Mick's watching it though, he's enjoying it.

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    1. It must be a Sunday thing, it was really quite busy at our centre especially in the restaurant, nice way to while away a Sunday afternoon x

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  23. Sounds like a perfect day to me.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. I Love The Garden Centre,we have a fantastic one in Carnon Downs with a wonderful view and a Great Restaurant,it's Huge.I can't get there as no car but my friend is going to take me soon again.I also Love Succulants,it is very sunny on our kitchen window is that ok for them,mind you it is winter.Your crochet is beautiful and oh that dinner yummmmeeeeeee.xxx

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