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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Greenwich Mean Time

We went to Greenwich park again yesterday (Saturday) quite early and it was lovely and quiet.  There were a few dog walkers around and a few knackered joggers but not many crowds of people to make lots of noises.  When we got off the bus we walked through some of the park first and then did a right turn up a steep heel towards The Observatory and then we stopped off at a cafe called The Pavillion which is currently having some renovations done.  I sat outside with Tammie while Frank went in to get a drink and a snack and found a quiet seat and a table.  There was only another couple there with a small dog so it was peaceful.

The reason I took the photo the sign was because above it the amount of birds you could hear singing was just brilliant.  

Frank came back with a drink each and a sausage sandwich and it was robbery.  The tea and coffee was nice and so was the sarnie but for over £10, it's crazy prices there.  I hope we take a packed lunch next time in the summer and sit around, that will be something to look forward to.

Anyway, Frank took a photo of me standing at the famous clock that stands in the middle of the time zones,  you can see me holding Tammie and trying to not squint because of the sun.  Don't ask me how to tell the time by this clock, it's completely baffled me!

Anyway, we walked right through the park and got a 53 bus to Woolwich Arsenal, got some lemons off the market stall and then got the 51 bus to Frank's Mum's.  After having a chat and catching up, I made a lemon drizzle cake using Mary Berry's victorian sponge receipe but adding lemon zest for the sponge mix and lemon juice to make the icing.  It was delicious and we had some straight after it was finished.

And I filled it with Lemon Curd,  it was so tangy of lemon and am  going to have to make another one.

We then spent the rest of the day just resting, Frank did some reading and I did some more of Charlotte's 'Bringing Baby Home' Shawl.  I layed it out on Mum's bed to see how big it is and the pattern says it should be 36 inches by 35 inches with the border.  Well, knock me down, it measures 50 inches already.  I know I'm using Acrylic and not cotton but this thing is going to wrap the baby girl up well and truly snug.  So I have decided to do another 6 inches and then start the border.  I was debating whether to do a pink border because Char is having a girl but Ma said stick with white because it will be an 'heirloom' shawl to keep for generations.  

Here is a progress photo spread out on Ma's bed.....

I can't wait to wash it in the new fabric softener I got plus it will stretch a bit more too.  

The last photo for the day are some more Regia Sock Yarn Balls that Frank gave me as a surprise this weekend.  He got me another 8 balls and this drawer is two high and two deep of Regia yarn.  I am so lucky because I could never afford to buy this yarn, I worked it out there is around 20 balls of yarn there and at nearly £6 a ball that's a lot of money.

Oh well, I'm off to have a nap and to count the days down to when I see Frank again.  I wished he lived nearer to me so I could see him more often or better still, win the lotto and see him every day!  Dream on aye!!

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