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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, 31 May 2014

Blists Hill Museum - Part 3

The final part of my photo extravaganza at Blists Hill, this time of the Furnaces. Above and below, the as was and as is now effects.

I came across this wee cottage a bit further along. The 'owner' was out tending her garden unaware that I was having a giggle at her bloomers...
 Remember the school I showed you yesterday. Well here's a better shot.
 And here is a group of school-children dressed in Victorian attire ready for their lessons. I hope they enjoyed their experience.
That's it folks. I have to say I did struggle with the visit but we made plenty of sitting down stops and took it slowly and I'm glad we went.

Hope you enjoyed it, x


  1. I have loved this tour. These places are such a good experience for the children aren't they? We loved the Beamish Museum in Durham and how they could experience so much of living history. Have a wonderful week xx

    1. Thanks Chel for your lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the 'tour', x


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