I can’t believe it has been 3 months since I last posted! I took a self imposed bloggy break for what was supposed to be the month of December after coming to the conclusion that I needed to return to the real world for a while. The blog was taking over. Baking/Cooking for the blog, shopping for the blog and photography for the blog and to be honest I was getting to the stage where it just wasn’t fun for me anymore. I needed to get my house in order for Christmas and had HEAPS of paperwork to get through for the accountant, so it took a little longer than expected to get my bloggy mojo back! I’m finally pretty much up to speed now though so now I can get back to the blog!
I took up knitting & crochet towards the end of last year and promised I’d explain the reasons for this in my last post. Well, I started to write this aaaaages ago and it’s probably nowhere near as exciting as we think it is but here goes:
Let me introduce you to my new obsession!
Remember the year before last when I told you about my camping trip with my mum & dad in their caravan? (It’s here by the way) Well, last summer they decided to upgrade to a newer model so we only went and bought their old one! I’ve been lusting after an old VW camper for quite some time now but himself isn’t keen on spending an arm and a leg for a restored van and funds aren’t there to restore one ourselves so that idea has had to be put on the back burner (for now…)
The plan was to use this one for a couple of years then sell her on but then I happened to do a quick google search “How To Make Your Own Caravan Curtains” (this one came complete with gaudy dusky pink velvety curtains – yuck!) and stumbled across some lovely caravan-y blogs all decorated with lovely floral prints and of course it made me want to learn how to sew and crochet and do all the other lovely stuff I’ve seen!
Last August, we went on our first camping trip to Strandhill, Co. Sligo to try her out and we all LOVED it! Even himself who swore he’d hate camping!! The weather was fabulous and the kids had a blast as we were only a stone’s throw away from the sea but also right beside the campsite playground. The shops (and the pub!) were also just a short stroll away which impressed the hubs as he is the driver when we’re away and we were able to park up and just walk everywhere.
Anyway, getting back to the point, inspired by Lucy from Attic 24 (just look at her caravan here and here, isn’t it lovely!) I decided to bite the bullet and learn how to crochet. My mum handed me a book that was published in 1972 which was helpful but I’m loving YouTube tutorials at the moment and have been busy hooking up granny squares in hopes of making a blanket (I have 52 in the basket so far..) so as you can imagine there hasn’t been a lot of blog cookery going on here lately (read: at all) just lots of as Lucy calls it, Hooky Time