Category Archives: Serendipity

Grassington to Kettlewell

Last week my walking buddy and I had our last practise walk, ready for our big challenge which starts tomorrow, walking the Cleveland Way as far as Whitby. We’ve been walking sections of the Lady Anne Way as practises, not … Continue reading

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Quilts for Care Leavers

Last Saturday I met up with a group of ladies in Steeton to make quilts for young people who are leaving the care system.I do feel quite strongly that these young people have had a pretty poor childhood and then … Continue reading

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Walking with New Friends and Old Friends

I did two walks in quick succession a couple of weeks ago. I went up to Halton Gill with forty colleagues from work for the weekend, staying in a lovely bunk barn. The aim on the Saturday was to walk … Continue reading

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Spring Reading

About three months ago I met up with an old friend and during the evening we got onto the subject of books. She knows I love walking, she loves Scotland, she recommended a book called Between the Sunset and the … Continue reading

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Bees Knees

I’m rather partial to things with bees on, we used to keep bees and my mum has this theory (which I think i a load of twaddle!!) that my maiden name, Bickerdike, means beekeepers by the dyke! I made her … Continue reading

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Waste not Want not!

A few years ago I bought a length a broderie anglais on my first visit to Goldhawk Road, I seem to recall it was only about £2.50 a metre and 60″ wide, so a bargain.I bought about 2.5m, a good … Continue reading

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From Wharfedale to Wensleydale

A couple of weeks ago three of us walked another section of the Lady Anne Way. This is a long distance path which runs from Skipton to Penrith in Cumbria, 100 miles altogether, we’re doing it in little chunks! We … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I worked pretty hard in the garden this week, especially yesterday, the weather was warm and sunny so I spent most of the day out there – and boy, are my hips complaining today! Yesterday was the day the seed … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

May is whizzing by and I haven’t even worked out how I’m doing with my Nineteen for 19 challenge for April, so here goes… 1 Scrap Quilt I was planning to start a new BOM with scraps, I’ve even sorted my … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch Smalls for May

It’s May already, this year seems to be flying by, or am I just getting older! With a new month comes a fresh display of cross-stitch smalls, I rather enjoy choosing designs appropriate for the time of year. This is … Continue reading

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