Gifting Blankets…


This blanket, which brought about the return of the crojo….is about to be given away.  I have a border to put on it, some ends to cut, give it a wash, add some beaded tassels on the corners and it will be ready to gift….I have decided in my new quest for trying new crochet patterns, that I will use leftover wool to make blankets and give them away….

The gifting idea comes from my reading of The Power by Rhonda Byrne….indeed one of the most feelgood reads I have had in a long time…I very much recommend a reading of it…especially if you are feeling down…some really interesting ideas and what do you have to lose…well, about £7 ish from Amazon…


Click on the page picture above to direct you to it on Amazon (affiliate link).

My next pattern purchase….to do after I have put a crochet edging on a skirt….is from Starlily….she is one of my favourite pattern makers….the first pattern I have purchased so will keep up to date with my progress….


As before, click on the picture above which will send you off in the direction of the Starlily shop….she has other patterns on other sites….I will share as I find them for you….(affiliate link).


Until then… to create some food for the family before I can pick up the hook again later….

Geri x


The Return of the Crojo…


It has been a month and we are still unpacking boxes and sorting out clutter whilst moving into our new home….

On a positive note the cats are fine and settled and I got my crojo back (crochet mojo)…I threw a few granny squares together then started edging in granny stitch and there we go….the crojo appeared just like that….now I have a new huge crochet storage box….a little spot in the sunny conservatory where I can play some classical sounds to my hearts content…and a pile of patterns to try in my quest to get tidier at it and better at it…

I adore Etsy for patterns so will be sharing (affiliate linked patterns as I purchase them and as I try them out)…

I have some pretty old posts here also which I will be weeding out and tidying up.

We have a motor home, an old Hymer – Joycie the Bubble….there will be updates there because she is perfect for some crochet whilst Christopher is windsurfing on the lake…

We are trying to get our lives back by working less so there will be updates on this….and links to recipes I have tried and books I have read….

Life is good!!


Oh indeed yes….Happy Days!!

Geri x

If a Dragonfly Should Appear…


Yesterday I had an hour and a half to kill, sitting in a pretty spot in the car park at The Cornwall whilst Georgia was sorting out work hours in the spa.  So, I took my book to finish..

It was a beautiful hot day, I sat in the shade of a tree.  Annoyingly I had forgotten my reading glasses, my arms were just long enough to squint at the page.  I found myself actually reading the part in the book which talks about, just maybe your eyesight fails as you get older because you think it will….an interesting concept and I am a complete cynic with these things but the reading of this book has my mind wandering…What if, when the end comes and it all becomes clear, this stuff was right after all…. There all types of strange cults out there but my feeling on reading The Secret? There is no cult knocking on my door connected to the book, what do I have to lose just to have a go at changing my mindset….change beliefs a little, see what happens….Then, this happened…


This little beauty swooped in…I was sitting in my car with the door slightly open and he perched on the top of my window….I looked down at my book and suddenly the words were clearer and I could read it at a normal distance….oh I frowned…

He stayed there for about ten minutes and then I read and looked back and he was gone… so, I am trying to change my mindset from “what a coincidence” to “maybe that means something” and from there I might progress to “that does mean something”.

If you get a chance to read The Secret it is a good easy read and does get your mind thinking.  I am keeping this one and will be reading it again….and again… it looks like there are similar books…will be giving them a go…

Back to packing for our house move again now…positive vibes…Happy weekend.

Cheers and Gone x


There is No Try….

The packing continues….of course we won’t try to get it all done on time, we will get it on time…why do we stress? It always gets done in the end…But stress we do…

Provisional date now changed from the 8th to the 13th for change of contracts and the house is now rapidly emptying….the cats, of course, are wondering what on earth is going on…they won’t enjoy the journey but the house is so much better for them not being next to a busy road so a fabulous place for them to get older…


Oh the days are going so fast, but still dragging….how can that be?

Long day of things to do!

Cheers and Gone x

Is it Time for Reading Yet….



It has been such a busy weekend we are looking forward to just lying on the sofa with a book for an hour but no time for even five minutes!

On Saturday Georgia had her seventeenth birthday…wow, the time flies!!  We went off to Haldon Forest in Exeter – our first experience of an outdoors cinema, a sing a long to The Greatest Showman.  Originally a present for Christopher but happened to fall on Georgia’s birthday…what a beautiful place and what a fabulous film…now had countless watchings by us…


How much fun it is to sit under a blanket, watching a great film under the stars…would certainly do this again…(alfresco film company).

Onwards to first thing on Sunday morning, a three and a bit hour trip up to Christchurch to check out a motor home…we have been looking for ages…

Absolutely perfect!!  Here she is with old owner and new owner….we still have to come up with a name for her…this might come to us once she has been collected…we very much promise to look after her as it was a reluctant sale from her previous owner…

And as for the girls….


Very much oblivious to the impending house move….fingers crossed they take it well…they might enjoy the chicken dinners they will get when we are at our new house…the way to a cats heart is through the stomach…:-)

Obviously now busy so…

Cheers and Gone…x

The Magic of Beginnings…


So, oh yes, another busy day….packing stuff, just packing stuff….


Three years ago the garage was almost finished….the stairs weren’t finished, there was plastering to be done, the carpet yet to go into the office space….the scaffolding was still up…here we are today, the house has been sold and the completion date just days away…it all seems a little surreal….how things change…but the excitement for new beginnings…absolutely worth it.

My Etsy shop and Ebay shop will remain open but do expect very small delays with orders….our new house is about 45mins drive from the warehouse… I am going to get better at driving!

Enjoy the sunshine..

Cheers and Gone xx

Home is Where the Heart is…


Oh Wow….our possible exchange of contract date is the 8th August….suddenly all the cupboards here still look pretty full and all the cleaning needs doing…I know we will end up doing it in time but it doesn’t take away that sudden mad panic does it?

So, for now all of the bits awaiting Etsy shop listing will be packed away, the treasures already in there will be just where I can get to them so no delay if you still want to purchase.  The Ebay shop will fill up pretty quickly, I have lots to be rid of…lots of ex shop display wetsuits and bits and pieces I no longer want.

The time is just right to make a move….we have been here around 10 years and it has been an amazing 10 years, we have built a watersports kit business which is now ready to finish…we ran a flyboarding experience business for a season (that was pretty different)… This house was hugely renovated, hugely extended, it seemed to take so long but now it is massively worth it… We do hope the next residents love it….We do hope our two cats (who moved in by choice whilst living wild in the garden) love the new garden…now there will be an experience – I felt a bit bad about it but on consideration, they live here because of us (and the food we give them) not because they love the house and the garden….


I have had the odd few gin and tonics on this decking whilst the sun has gone down and Christopher has worked many hours in the office above the garage… But now we are looking forward to new beginnings in a new place…we are going from the North coast of Cornwall to the South coast of Cornwall…it will be interesting.

I’m off to sling more stuff in boxes now….trying to remember to label them.  Then I am having an early reading night with The Secret….


Has anyone else read this or watched the film, I have heard so much about it so decided to have a read….I have linked the picture to it on Amazon, but I can’t comment on it just yet because I have some reading to do… I will let you know… please do comment below if you have read it…

That’s it for now! Lots to do!

Cheers and Gone x