Friday, 30 July 2010

Photo Friday: Crooked

The Royal Oak (2nd Generation) at Boscobel House - picture taken 02/08/2009

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Photo Friday: Sky High

Photo Taken 24/07/2010 - Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Kinder surprise

A visit to Staffordshire to see Alan's mum for the weekend and we decided to use one of the days to make a trip to Derbyshire to climb another County Top - Kinder Scout

The view of the High Peaks from Edale

At the top of Grindsbrook Clough (almost) - had I known the climb was going to be that difficult I don't think I would have started this climb but we made it to the top.

Taking in the view and having a rest - had to take a picture of Alan on these rocks.

One of my resting against a nearby rock, there were plenty of rest stops along the way.

Standing on another rock, this one made me think of a animal head or snout.

Looking down towards Edale

Peat marshes that cover the top of Kinder Scout. Severe erosion has been caused by over-grazing sheep. This was really hard going, though we found you could walk on a lot of the marsh along as you didn't jump!
Adding a small stone to the top of a cairn.
Of course someone had to add a much bigger stone...

Kinder Gates

My Titanic moment near Kinder downfall - looking towards Kinder reservoir.

Kinder downfall - a mere trickle in the summer - the highest waterfall in the Peak District

At the Triangulation Point on Kinder Low - 633m

The walk down towards Jacob's Ladder, terrain was a little tricky in places
The view from Jacob's Ladder - only a few miles to the car now, almost 10 miles in total though it felt more because of the difficult terrain. This is definitely not a walk for the faint-hearted. We were lucky as the weather was fabulous, but even so the top was very windy and exposed.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Christmas Mystery update

I've started Part 5 of 6 so this one could be finished next month! Wooo hoo! It's only taken me 7 years...

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Wild Menagerie update

Actually got some stitching done this month, so here is the first update for July. The jaguar is about half complete.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

July Stitching Goals

Much the same as my goals last month as I only managed about an hour in the whole month.

1. Wild Menagerie (76.8%) - To get this 80%
2. Pam Kellogg's Christmas Mystery (62.0%) - To get this 70%
3. Emperor Penguins (55.0%) - To get this 60%
4. Midsummer Night's Dream (31.3%) - To get this 40%
5. Earth Dragon (21.7%) - To get this 30%
6. Blumen in Raster (7.9%) - To get this 10%
7. Four Horses of the Apocalypse (6.2%) - To get this 10%
8. Celtic Spring (4.0%) - To get this 10%
9. I think (0%) - To get this to 5%

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Hardly any stitching done last month

I hope this month will be different. The focus last month was on decluttering my house enough to find room for A's stuff to move in. He's moved in now and there is still some unpacking and sorting to be done. Got some stitching out last night but was battling with a very speckly pattern and black fabric!

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