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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.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A bird in the hand is worth several on the canal

Yep. I know you don't find birds like this on the Grand Union Canal but who cares.....

This is a journal page from part of our recent caravanning trip when we were in Harbury, nr Leamington Spa. On the Sunday we decided to go for a cycle and dog walk along the Grand Union Canal. Just to explain: there were 3 of us on this trip - myself, DH and DS. We only take 2 bikes away with us so my 6' 1" DH shares my bike which is fitted for a 5' 1" midget, lol. And its pink!!!!! So DS cycles all the time whilst DH and moi share the doggies. It works even though we get some laughs. Unfortunately it rained a little during our trip out but when the sun came out it soon dried us out again.

The right hand side is just a little journalling on our arrival in Dorset.

I'm scheduling this post as DH and I are taking an overnight trip to Scotland to see our 2 grandchildren. Little Daniel is 3 months old today and I've not seen him since he was 1 week old, so lots of changes there. As usual doting Grandma is taking bags of goodies for the grandees, lol.

Hope you all have a good weekend, x


  1. Great page Alison, hope you enjoy your Grandchildren

  2. This is great, Alison - they just get better and better!
    Diane x

  3. your journal is great and even better in person so much texture and colour.

    i would love to see your hubby on your bike you should try and do a sneeky picture so we can have the visual as well lol hugs jayne xxxx


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