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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.
This is not actually the UK, although it could be at the moment. It is in fact the campsite where we were staying in Bruges. However, it seemed appropriate to upload this picture at the moment.
Despite the weather we had a reasonably easy journey there and back although we had problems with the heater in the van. Just what you need in minus temperatures. Still, my little handmade Christmas tree brightened up the van and gave us somewhere to put the pressies.
Now I have to go search for my inspiration and get crafting again...


  1. I'd love to see your handmade Christmas tree Alison.

    Ooh you are brave camping abroad at this time of year - hope your heater is fixed before you go off again.

  2. Not sure brave is the right word Neet. Stupid more like!!! Think I may be off caravanning for good, but not just because of the weather. Something to do with being cooped up with 2 blokes for a week in wet, cold weather.....
    As for the Christmas tree. You'll find it uploaded in the November pages, although its difficult to appreciate the Christmas lights which were brill, x


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