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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Busy week

Hello there - Wow what a busy week this is turning into.  On Saturday I did my usual 5k parkrun at 9 am in our local park.  After showering I then caught the redjet fast cat to Southampton with my grandson H to watch football.  We support Southampton (Saints) and they were playing Tottenham Hotspur.  The score was 2 - 2 and it was a great game.  With the score being 2 goals each that meant all supporters of both teams were happy with the result and it made for a great day out.

Sunday brought us the Southampton half marathon with lots of people from my running club and other local running clubs taking part.  I was tracking the runners on my phone and it was great to see all their results and achievements come through.  For some of the runners taking part it was their first ever time running a half marathon and they all did very well and said they enjoyed it despite their aching legs! 13 miles is a bit far for me these days!! 

There were also several of the locals running in the London marathon.   I was glued to the television coverage from 8.30 am and totally got sucked into the atmosphere of it.  The mass start takes off at 10.10 am and I was then tracking the locals on the laptop.  One lad, Tom from my running club finished in the amazing position of 1257 and he ran it in an absolutely awesome time of 2 hrs 55 mins 47 secs and here is his number and medal .... I saw Tom last evening and he was still smiling.

Needless to say what with all this sitting in front of the television quite a bit of crocheting took place and also in the couple of days since there has been a bit more crocheting going on - why not have a look -

I love the colours  and pattern of the scattered leaves material that can be purchased from John Lewis - so picking stylecraft special dk colours cream, spice, lime, bluebell, mocha and copper I have made a few bits

a little knitted stripy square - a teddy jumper??
solid granny triangles - bunting??
solid granny squares - use when picking colour combos
solid granny square - all six colours - coaster??
Simply crochet magazine arrived - and I liked the pattern
some flowers - embellishments??
small flowers - embellishments??
jars all shapes and sizes (my friend gave me) - with pretty jackets
pram blanket - pet blanket - knee blanket
w I p still on hook
I have loved working these colours over the last few days and now really must get back and concentrate on my coastal ripple blanket pattern from Lucy@Attic 24
Thanks for popping by
Joy Xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rainbows - Rainbows - Rainbows

Hello there - today has been all about rainbows - there are rainbows all around, not just on sunny days when there has been a rain shower but all the time in everyday things that are all around us
rainbow pens and crayons

rainbow google eyes - rainbow pegs - rainbow paperclips

rainbow sparkles

rainbow silk threads

rainbow cottons

rainbow pipe cleaners and rainbow ribbons
 rainbow buttons all shapes and sizes
rainbow ripples
rainbow squares
rainbow flowers - rainbow hearts - rainbow leaves
there are even rainbows in the ironing pile
rainbow ducks swimming on the ripple blanket
a bunch of rainbow flowers in the rainbow jug
rainbow in the kitchen on the fridge
and last but not least the rainbow socks are out so that means it's time for me to get off out for a run.  Thanks for popping by and I hope you have enjoyed sharing my rainbow day and you may go and look for some rainbows
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hello there - I have been out this morning for a short 2 mile run in my lovely rainbow socks.

I am currently crocheting a coastal ripple blanket from the pattern by Lucy@Attic24 and hope to have pictures to show you of this finished soon. 
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy Xx