Wednesday, 15 September 2010

I Am Beyond Proud

I cannot tell you how proud I am of my two eldest sons who cycled 241 kilometres for charity this past weekend. They cycled in  tandem to cover that huge distance. When you bear in mind, that although both are very fit, and play football regularly, they have never cycled any where near that distance. So it makes their feat even greater. This was the first time they had ridden in tandem and they did so well to complete the course and still continue to smile!

The ride was for the Prime Movers Against Disorders charity which helps those with diabetes, dyslexia, leukemia and lymphoma.

Then just for the last few miles they were joined by Alastair's son, my Grandson Dylan, on his new bike.

Having read this you can  understand why I feel so proud of them, and indeed, of all the participants who gave their time and efforts to raise money for this cause.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

My Brush With Royalty

Last Friday The Mann Ladies (Janet and Heather to the uninitiated), Chris and myself went to Clarence House Eco Garden Party.
Prince Charles, whose initiative this was, opened up his Clarence House,Lancaster House and Malborough House Gardens to many companies who supported his eco friendly initiative. The event is part of the Prince’s Start initiative, which promotes a more sustainable lifestyle. He said that the festival would help to demonstrate how everyone could make a difference.

These are some photo's of the event

and my own brush with Royalty

Finally we all decided that this was truly 'The Way To Go' in a completely biodegradable woollen coffin complete with a blanket stitched edge!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

I Said I'd Be Back

Here are a few more photo's to amuse you

This sweet piece is from Chessie & Me and it's called 'Chessie's Fern with Linen' As soon as I saw this I fell in love with it. It's so sweet and such a quick stitch.

I've been babysitting quite a lot this summer and I thought I'd show you my football mad elder Grandson. He's as football crazy as his Father and I often feel sorry for my DIL being the only woman in a house full of potential football stars.