Day at RHS Gardens Harlow Carr

Published September 2, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

As most of you know I came home for a week whilst Christopher whilst away in Japan.

So I was told we would go to Harlow Carr in Harrogate, it is a garden. I had heard it was a really good day out, some of you may already know that.

We traveled there through Yorkshire as obviously my parents live on the Lancashire Yorkshire border.

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We soon got there, as obviously it’s not that far away. When i got there my first words were wow, I love it.

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After we went around the garden we found out there was an Alice In Wonderland area in there, of course I was all Eeeeee.

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Me being the Mad Hatter, I’m Mad, Mad I tell you.

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As you’ve probably noticed I missed the White Rabbit. He was there but there was no signing of “I’m late, I’m Late, I’m oh so very late. No time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late. I’m late, I’m late.”

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Emmott Arms split anniversary meal

Published August 28, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

On August 20th my mum, dad and myself went to Emmott Arms Laneshawbridge for our jointvwedding anniversaries. Unfortunately Christopher was actually in Japan for a work conference. But oh well.

Anyway,Β  to get back to the point, we went to the Emmott Arms as we are very used to it having live in the same village where it actually is all of my life.

We got that and were very warmly welcomed and asked if we what we wanted to drink, seen as I am on some tablets for my Ms I can’t drink a lot so I asked the barmaid which bitter was good to have in a shandy. She gave me this one.

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It tasted really good and was a good choice by the girl who served me.

We got the menus for food and my parents decided that we should have a starter and main course.

For starter me and my dad decided to have black pudding fritters.

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Of course it was the best thing ever.

Then for pain course my parent’s both got steak. I got a steak and ale pie.

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This was also great.

After we finished I told the owner that I would do a review on TripAdvisor and so a blog post.
All done 😊

Anyway I would recommend anyone to eat there.

My journey home

Published August 17, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

Yes that’s right I’m back in Laneshawbridge for a week Aug 15-22, as Christopher had gone to Japan for the week for a conference.
So we got flights near each other so we could go with each other on Saturday morning.

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We went off from each other after checking in and dropping his suitcase off. I only took hand luggage as I have clothes at my parent’s house.

So I waited and waited and waited a bit more then for myself a hot chocolate just because I could. Whilst I was waiting I had a tweet conversation with Schiphol.

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I flew with KLM.

The airport was scarily empty at 7.15 am and by 7.25 am or boarding time it was really busy.

I boarded and sat there patiently for the people to sit next to me and………

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No one came so was relieved so I asked a the air hostess if I could move along to take pictures she said the whole row is yours,  so I was like YEEHAA

So because I kept shuffling across the seats to take pictures from the window.

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It strangely got clearer the nearer to home I got.

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This is how close I was to the front of the plane, so fast escape was able.

I thought as we were getting closer to landing maybe I should pretty my hair up more than pigtails.

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I ended up landing early it was meant to be at 8.20am but no we landed at 7.55am so I was waiting at the airport on my own but never mind. It felt good being at Manchester airport as I spent many times at dropping Christopher off to go to conferences and we got engaged there.

More to follow.

An hour of pretty, pretty nails.

Published August 12, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

Yesterday 10 August 2015, I decided that I was going to paint my nails. It’s not something I do a lot,  I think it’s more through not actually having the patience to do it. Even though for everything else I have great patience.

Any way,  I painted an under coat of clear varnish and then a very pale blue sparkley one over the top.
It is by Sinful Colors and yes I bought it in Pasadena,  Ca.

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From this step the next part was fun, picking the colours. I picked fuchsia. Turquoise and navy blue.

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With this I used one of my make up sponges to put the colour splodges on my nails.

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After this step I was putting little white dots on my nails.

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Then added glitter polish to my nails.

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It is supposed to look cosmic neither me or Christopher think it does, but we both thought it looked pretty.

Parental visit to Me!

Published July 31, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

I know I’m a bit late with this my parents came to visit for 6 days on the 9th July. Christopher was at a conference for the first 2 days so it was all down to me to entertain them.

So i got the train very early to Schiphol Amsterdam airport to meet them.
I had enough time to go for a Vanilla Lemon frappecino from starbucks,  unhealthy I know but I needed it.
They arrived off of the plane a little early, but I had arrived from Leiden a bit early too.

When we had gotten the train from the airport we had to go to my house to have a cup of tea, then we decided that we would go to Dende for lunch.
After lunch we went on a walk up to the Burcht van Leiden
As you can see from the link is a tower in Leiden which I have been to before.
Whoops I thought I’d done a blog post on that but no. So I’ll take another trip to do one. :oops:

Any way after the little walk they went back to their hotel and for this great “typical” dutch view
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We decided to go for a walk to decide on what we would have for dinner we ended up going to a place where Christopher had previously advise me of. Grand Cafe Van Buuren

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Our lovely food.

Then Friday morning came around. We went on a small walk and ended up on guided by signs walking tour.

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Then we went off to the Hortus Botanicus
I have been here a few times already so not many pictures by me taken. But a few were.
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After this we realised that it was getting later in the afternoon so we walked back to my house as Christopher was coming home in a wee while. So we were relaxing and I got a message saying he was on the train back to Leiden from Schiphol airport. So I walked up to meet him.
When he arrived we went home and my parents went back to their hotel and we all got prepared to go out for dinner.
We went to mine Christopher’s favourite British bar The North End Pub

On the Saturday we decided we should go to the beach as it was a good day.image

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In the evening we had a barbecue.
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On Sunday we went to a museum, it was a really good day out.
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On the Monday we decided we should go to the Hague.

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Obviously I have done a previous blog post about the Hague.

That evening we went for a wander to decide where to eat. It took us a very long time and walk.
We found here.
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On my last day in Leiden with my parents we decided we should try and take it a bit easier, due to medical reasons. So we went for a walk around Leiden for them to get gifts for everyone.
After our lots of walking I became very fatigued, so my parents went on a canal tour on their own. I went home to rest.
That evening we went to an Italian restaurant it was really nice.
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On the Wednesday morning we got the train to Schiphol airport with my parents.

It was great having them come to stay with us.

Tumble the Ewok

Published July 20, 2015 by theycallmemrstibbs

Yes that’s right I’ve crocheted an ewok. I bet you can all imagine how excited I got when I got sent the pattern. I was like Eeeeeeeeee when I saw an email saying wicket ewok pattern.

So of course I went out to buy the wool for the pattern.

When I had it all I started, it was a case of work from the feet up.

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I thought they looked really cute.

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From there I had to crochet the legs together and start on the body.

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She started to get some height which isn’t normally required by ewok’s.

The next step was the make a head, I had to start making her face first of call. Then I moved onto making the around face.

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As you can see as I got to this stage it advised to add her eyes.

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I then made her ears and added a nose and mouth.

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I then had to add her head to her body.

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As you can see I made her arms, only one connected here.

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And the picture above is her 2 arm look.

Well she was nearly finished but I was supposed to crochet her a hood. I couldn’t do this so I took suggestions from the pattern to use felt.

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Between me and Christopher we thought she needed more. We found a magical circle I had made and we thought she could work it.

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She has a shield so now kicks ass as a defending ewok.

Here is Tumble’s pattern

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