Apologies for absence, time has flown and I have been caught up in it all. Hoping you are well my dear reader and that you have too been occupied and happy. Can you smell Spring around the corner, I can and it fills my heart with joy.
My very quick five to share with you to day may explain a little of my prolonged silence. Here goes...
This year my father turns 80 and I accompanied him as his travelling companion on a cruise. Yes, you did read that correctly, this small boat sailing girl did step foot and lived on a cruise ship for a week. Will wonders never cease. John, my husband, exclaimed to the children that I was 'taking one for the team', we small boaters have always scoffed at cruising on such large ships and here I was going willingly...
|18 stories high!|
As you can see from the photograph she was no small boat. In fact to be honest with you I had to pretend that I was in a hotel rather than on a boat, she was just too big for comfort for me. Despite the type of sea faring I was doing, it was fun and good to spend quality uninterrupted time with pappa.
|Have cruise will crochet...|
Of course I needed my space from him too and along came my crochet. I brought along with me, one of the Little Box of Crochet subscriptions, which packed up neatly and took very little space in the luggage, it was actually perfect for travelling with. I will be writing a post just about this subscription next week, look out for it.
|International Ted came along for the ride|
Some of you may remember that I was given charge to look after International Ted by my colleagues at work, so of course he came along in the hand luggage with me so he could experience it all. Many people commented on a grown woman with a Teddy bear, more on this in my next post, but I merrily photographed and Ted accompanied me everywhere.
|We may have sampled nearly |
ALL of the cocktails!
I was told before embarking on the cruise to enjoy the cocktails and what great advice that was, each night pappa and I sampled two or three different ones. In a week we managed to almost sample the lot, hic.
|Sleeves have now been added to the jumper|
And on returning home this week I knew I had to crack on with making the surprise jumper for John as his birthday draws ever nearer. I am now ready to begin the fair isle pattern on the yoke, wish me luck.
Joining in as often as I can with Amy over at Love Made My Home, to bring you five things from my week. Pop along and see what others are sharing today.
♥ Hope Spring is springing with you or that the summer nights are still keeping you warm ♥