Thursday, May 31, 2012

What jubilee?

Here's a few photos of the streets today....

I have been to London many times. I have lived here.

Had a baby here.

I have never seen it looking so spick and span!




I think they've got a big weekend planned.....

And a "banksy".

This little notice is on the Tube.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First plane

We were the first plane to touch down at Heathrow yesterday.

At 4.30am!

Pity they didn't warn the immigration staff.

" Border control", the great leveller.

This is my view as I rested on the bed in the afternoon.

First destination was the British Museum and those "marbles"

just a short walk away.

We passed through Tavistock Square,

a beautiful garden which has recently been replanted.

It was the site of one of the London bombings in 2005

where 13 people died.

Entry to the Museum is by donation.

Might call in each day and go on a free "eye-opened" tour.


Monday, May 28, 2012

This isn't a food blog

But I have to say we are eating some

fabulous food at fabulous places



The restaurant looks across Kowloon to Hong Kong.

There is a light show every evening.


This is a circle of pumpkin topped with a mixture of mushrooms,

tea smoked chicken,

and of course, ice cream.

Any one who knows me, knows how I like to drink tea.

Well this restaurant specialized in it.


We are at the airport now waiting to board our flight to London.

As the lift at the hotel said all the time : Cheerio!


Sunday, May 27, 2012

I may not be quilting

But everywhere I look

there are quilts

begging to be made.

How many "post-its" is that?

I am definitely making this last one!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

International Departures

The holiday has got off to a fantastic start.

The mountain climber has been saving "points" to give me a comfortable seat.


at the last moment they upgraded him to one as well.

The first leg of our trip has gone smoothly.


We checked into our hotel at 11.30pm

admired our room

and went to bed.


Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have been working on my newest quilt
when not trying to master blogging from this iPad.
I just love all the little trimmings from cutting out the quilt.

This is the view from my window as I sit and sew.

And voila!
All in one piece.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I think I can.....

Well it has taken me a while

butI think I've got it.

I have done this on my iPad!

Who would have thought I would have to master all this technology at my age.

Easy really.



While I was living it up with my quilting buddies

the mountain climber was making quince paste.

Lots of it!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Can you help?

I bought an Ipad.
I love it
I can't blog from it.
If any one can tell me an easy way to get photos from "camera roll" on to a post I would be so grateful!

I will send you a selection of my cards....
Please help.
By the way I have already tried ipad support and blogger support and dropbox
and online forums
to name a few.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quilting weekend

 Do you like my pin cushion?
It's made from scraps from my current project.

I have been away with some of my quilting friends
 for the most wonderful weekend.

We went to Daylesford.
Lovely place.
Spectacular views!

And I sewed and  sewed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I liked the last one

so much I thought i would make 

Tea anyone?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sometimes I just can't wait

to start a new quilt.


My head has been full of  my "blues"  
which once again 
I have unpicked and washed.
Not good weather on the weekend 
so they dried inside.

a lot of piecing

But they stack up!
And I'm using the leftovers
as I go.