I have not blogged for a while because had a lot happening, been away visiting family and have felt a little under the weather.
I also changed to Windows 10 and the last time I attempted to get photos from camera to laptop was an absolute nightmare - so I gave up and then had no time.
First to my desk and then if you want to catch up with rest of my activities I'll include them at the end :-)
At the moment I am preparing for a class on Saturday - an Easter theme photos are from my phone - still trying to sort camera and windows 10
Spread to the sideboard :-)
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I had a class on February 20th and I was grateful to Julie Kettlewell for sharing her project - I changed a couple of bits and added a bit but main idea from her.
A box to put them in
Made this card for our eldest son :-)
Absolutely unplanned really but we have had a new car - on way back from my mum's we were hit and wing mirror damaged. We went to get a new wing mirror and ended up getting a new car - as you do :-) we'd had the other for seven years and it was fine but reaching the point where it might need work so there was a good deal so we went for it. Very amusing when we got home - DH went back out to it, came in and said I don't know how to start it. The salesman had started it, showed us all controls etc and off we went. Although the same model it starts differently to last one - DH felt very silly having to ring them up :-)
Last Thursday we travelled up to Yorkshire for the final celebrations of eldest son's 40th birthday. Lovely meal on Thursday evening with family.
Friday morning children off to school and son, D.I.L. DH and I set off to Holmfirth Vineyard and Restaurant for a tour and lunch. It was snowing as we went but we carried on regardless :-) We couldn't tour actual vineyard but had an interesting talk and look at how wine produced and of course some wine tasting. When we came out and into the restaurant - white out - it had snowed so much. We sat had a warming coffee and chose our lunch. as we were waiting one of staff asked what sort of car we had - then told us no way we were getting back down the lane. D.I.L.'s parents were unable to get up the lane to join us. So we settled down for lunch and a glass of wine. Carolynn's parents had to abandon their car and went to nearby pub.
Then staff managed to clear a track and D.I.L. got us safely down
We all managed to get back to our son's home. The birthday boy chose hot dogs for tea and then later the adults trecked through the snow to the village pub, The Butchers Arms for drinks with friends.
On Saturday morning our youngest son and family joined us. We had a super lunch and then went for a long walk ( we needed it )
That evening all twelve of us went to Grappolo's - an Italian Restaurant where we had a super evening - which included singing along to some older songs - our son seemed quite bemused :-)
On Sunday all the mum's were truly spoiled with tea in bed, gorgeous gifts and a superb lunch.
We then all made our way home. A truly wonderful weekend and it marked the end of Matthew's celebrations - there were quite a few !!!!!
We have had sad news as well but I will keep that for the moment. Take care everyone - hope to be back soon.