Wednesday, 16 December 2009

This one's for mum!!

Mum said - 'I haven't seen any pictures of lobsters yet'. So here you go mum - two lobster tails and a cosmopolitan. Cheers!!

It's not all hot sunshine here you know....

Sometimes we have snow.....and ICE!

Yes, we went to ICE! the super ice sculpture exhibition at the Gaylord Palms resort. It was absolutely beautiful but boy was it COLD!!!! The sexy blue coats were provided by them but they advised we wore gloves and scarves. When we decided to go, they said it was 9 degrees in there.Not too bad, I thought. Of course, I forgot that over here they use farenheit not Celsius!!! Much colder than I had anticipated. Good practice for coming home I suppose.

There were ice slides there too.....

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Did I get to go to the show?

Oh yes!!

How to spend a December afternoon

Like this.....?

Or this......?

Or even this....?

Ah well, I suppose any of them will do!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Look what I've got!!!!

Yes! At last, I've got my gypsy. AND it was on sale so only cost $240. What a bargain!!!!

Oh yes, the hotel is nice too!! Well, gotta get my priorities sorted..... The weather is gorgeous. Just about to have a bit of lunch then I think an afternoon in the pool is in order. It's so weird, there are Christmas trees all over the hotel but the sun is cracking the flags. Bizarre!!!

How sunny is it? Take a look!

Colin was thrilled as I have just discovered there is a big scrapbooking expo on here this Friday and Saturday. Will I get to go? Watch this space.......

Saturday, 28 November 2009

I'm sad......and happy:-)

I'm sad because I've just left my angel pie (aka Digey) at kennels. I know he'll have a super time and be thoroughly spoiled but I miss him already :-(

I'm happy because that means holiday time is here at last!!!! Yay, off to the airport tonight and then off to the sunshine tomorrow! AND they have opened the Gatwick clubhouse a week early so we don't have to go in the V-room after all. Big smiles :-)

I'll try to keep you updated with pictures of sunny beaches, yummy food and super cheap stash but I may just be having too much fun........

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I am 7!!!

Yaaaay. It's my birthday today and I'm 7! I got a nice new collar and lead from Fat Face (I'm so trendy), some toys, a biiiiig chewey bone and lots of bikkies. Mummy made me a nice card and so did nanny. I haven't got my pressie from nanny yet, we are going there tomorrow to make christmas cards so I'll get it then. Hope it's food.

XX Digey

Monday, 9 November 2009


No sign of a BIRTHDAY card? She does know it's on wednesday, doesn't she? Still, my super nose has detected the presence of yummy stuff hidden in the house so maybe she HAS remembered.


Who'd have thought it???????

I'm making Christmas cards!!!!

OK, so I've only done 4 so far but it's a start! They are from a Colorbok kit and I really like them. Mind you, there are 48 cards to make and only 3 different designs so I don't know how long my enthusiasm will last...... Still, there is a bit of variation as you do get lots of extra bits. On to number 5.......

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

I'm so cute!

Look at me! I'm at the seaside and I look cool.

Mummy and daddy took me to Leysdown on Saturday and I got to do LOTS of swimming. It was a bit windy and mummy complained cos she couldn't do knitting but I had fun so that's the main thing.

I hope we can go again soon.......

XX Digey

Sunday, 4 October 2009

We went to the Science Museum

Finally! Colin took me to see the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at the Science Museum last weekend. I've been wanting to go ever since it opened and we made it at last. As I've nicked one of their film titles (well, sort of!) for my blog title I ought to let them in on my blog. So here are some piccies.

It was really cool to see the film sets, they were a lot smaller than I thought they would be and the detail is amazing. It's only on for another few weeks so go soon!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

I had fun too

I stayed at nanny and grandpa's. We went to the forest and I went in the dog pond. Then I found a BIIIIIG muddy puddle. Nanny called me a name. Should I tell what it was? Mummy says 'no'. Ah well, use your imagination!

I missed my mummy but nanny's biccies cheered me up.

XX Digey

Fun couple of days

It's our wedding anniversary next week so hubby treated us to a posh hotel and a west end show. We couldn't get tickets for next week so we celebrated a week early! We went to see Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. Very good although the lead man wasn't as hot as Patrick Swayze in the film! A good mover though, so I suppose that's what counts!! We then had a night at the Hilton in Edgware Road including a full buffet breakfast. I'm not sure that jam doughnuts REALLy count as a breakfast food (along with TWO danish pastries!!) but Colin said they do and as he was eating them I suppose it's up to him.....

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I'm more impressed with me...

'cos I found a tennis ball in the lake this morning. Much more useful.

XX Digey

I'm so impressed with myself!

OK, so I'm showing off but I don't care!!!!! I'm so proud of this shawl.

It has taken me three months of knitting (and 5 hours for supermum to wind the skein into a ball! I now have a swift and a ball winder, much to her relief!!!!) but I am sooooo thrilled with it. 2000 yards of Cherry Tree Hill yarns 100% merino laceweight later, I have this!

Now I need an 'occasion' to wear it......

Sunday, 2 August 2009

This is what happens.....

When you get hit in the face by a Cuttlebug!
I was scrapping on Thursday when the metal cubes I have in my room collapsed. Next thing I knew I had a blinding pain in my face and blood everywhere. That's what you get for keeping a Cuttlebug on top of the cubes!! Good old mum, when I told her about it she asked if the Cuttlebug was ok????? Gotta love your mum!!!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I went to the seaside

Me by the sea. I had fun and I got wet. I didn't find any crabs though. Mummy found a dead one but she wouldn't let me have it. I got a bit of daddy's chicken roll though :-)

XXX Digey

Yesterday was

Worldwide knit in public day!!! Obviously I HAD to support this important event. I'm not sure this is a great photo of me (!!) but at least I'm knitting in public. We went to Leysdown in Kent and I got out my needles proudly. I don't think anyone actually noticed that I was knitting but at least I had a go. And yes, I know I hold my needles in a weird way but it works for me!!

Digey had a fab time too, paddling in the sea and sunbathing. A good day out for all!

Friday, 12 June 2009

I might not be able to knit.....

....but I caught another crab today. Chuckle chuckle.

XXX Digey

As promised - some knitting!!!!

Yes, I have some finished items!!!!!!

This is my first lace shawl. It's knitted in some vintage (i.e. old!) yarn I got from eBay. It's a blend of 50% merino wool and 50% cotton. Super soft. I'm very pleased with it and I was extra chuffed to find matching tassels - in Basildon market, no less!!!! The pattern is by Ilga Leja, a gorgeous pattern and very easy to follow. I have a couple more of her's that I am keen to knit. I'm now knitting it again in my GORGEOUS laceweight that Colin bought me (reluctantly - it was VERY expensive!!) on my birthday from IKnit London. That will teach him to take me to a wool shop on my birthday. Tee hee!

The next one is my first ever piece of laceweight, again one of my eBay bargains! Well, I've never knitted anything this fine before so I thought I'd start with something cheap!! Mind you, it is still 100% hand-dyed wool from Uruguay so it wasn't bad stuff. I'm very pleased with it, especially with myself for actually finishing it! My blocking leaves a bit to be desired but I am sure it will get better. I've got the bug now and I'm really into lace knitting and laceweight yarn. Lots of shawls for me!

As I'm so pleased with myself, I thought I would show you a close up of the stitch pattern so you can see just how clever I am (tongue firmly in cheek, of course!!!!!!).

I have also made a couple of little neck scarves but they need to be blocked. Watch this space!

Monday, 8 June 2009


I found a crab. Yaaay me! Mighty hunter. She gets HER crabs from Marks and Spencer but I hunt my own.

My tummy feels funny.......

I can't believe that dog!!!!!!

We were at Coalhouse Fort this morning having a nice walk when HE jumped into the lake, stuck his nose into a hole in the bank and came out with a crab!!!! Which he then ate. Whole!!! Shell and everything. Preparing myself for the inevitable outcome - newspaper at the ready.......

Monday, 11 May 2009

I knew he'd get there first!!

Cheeky dog - beat me to the laptop again! Yes Florida was amazing but it was sad to come home to a poorly dog. I think he was pleased to have me back even though I had to give him lots of tablets. Still, he was soon back to normal!!

We decided he deserved a holiday so we took him to Cornwall. He was very good on the train although he didn't like the tube much. He managed to con a few people out of their snacks so it was all good!! I notice he has already posted some pictures, although they are all of him!

I found a couple of excellent wool shops while we were away (of course!!). I can thoroughly recommend Kuiamo Crafts in Fore Street, St Ives and Knit Wits, Causewayhead, Penzance. Thanks to the generosity of my friends who gave me money for my birthday I was able to come home with some Manos del Uruguay silk blend and some amazing yarn by Gedifra (as well as some yarn for a small scarf and some bobbly yarn for a wrap......). We also visited the Cath Kidston shop in St Ives on more than one occasion...! I am going to try to post some piccies of my finished knits (when I finish some - I'm very good at starting things!). It will be nice to have a record of them somewhere.

My favourite place....

I want to go back!

Oh well, off to chop some carrots for Digey's dinner.

At last!!!!

Well, she's finally allowed me back on the computer. I know she had problems with the old one and had to get a new one but really! Anyway, they had their holiday to Florida. They had a nice time but I got a cough. I wouldn't mind but they squirted stuff up my nose to stop me getting kennel cough and then I get it anyway!!!! Still, mummy looked after me and I'm all better now.

We've just got back from St Ives. Yes - I got a holiday. It was fun. Here are some pictures.

I went on a train for the first time (well 8 altogether!). I was VERY brave.

We went on the beach every day. It was fab. Here is a piccy of me on the beach.

Then they made me sit under this sign. I don't know why?????

Well, I'm sure you enjoyed hearing what I've been up to. Hopefully she'll let me have the puter again soon.

XX Digey