Pancakes, family fun and a few pattern plans

By some miracle or other (well, by getting up early, I suppose) we were up, washed, dressed and all-jobs-done by about 9 o’clock on Saturday morning. The real day started out with pancakes for breakfast…..mmmmmmm…….

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The world was our oyster – should we go to Wonderwool in Wales (you can imagine the excitement in the rest of the family for that idea)? Should we stay at home and enjoy a chilled out Saturday (which just means we have to find ways of entertaining the kids so that we can relax ourselves)? Or should we drive the hour or so to visit Nanny, Grandad, Aunty, Uncle & cousins, followed by another 15 minute drive to Nanny & Grandpops? Well, as the first visit would result in being fed (mmmmm, bacon sandwiches), that option won.

On the way there we stopped off at the pet shop, so that Sparky could spend his wages……more on that soon (I think in about a month I’ll be able to post a video of him that many of you will already have seen :)). He bought a new bed, a couple of toys and a nice new chew. He loved being in the car, and kept a watchful eye on the kids during the journey.

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We had a lovely day – as I say, we were fed handsomely by Nanny’s usual Saturday offering, and caught up on all the gossip from that neck of the woods. We popped over to Nanny & Grandpops house next, and got the camera out for a few shots…

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Talking of woods, we managed to get out of the house with Nanny & Grandpops and over to Cannock Chase for a walk with Sparky.

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We had a great time, kids had a play on the park and we even managed an icecream courtesy of Grandpops’ wallet! Thank you very much Dad – I’m sure I saw a moth fly out though……

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There was even some wildlife to spot!

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The fresh air obviously did us some good, I slept like a log for about 9 hours! As I woke up this morning, my fuzzy brain started to come up with a design for a sock pattern. Once I was sure I’d got it worked out in my head, I got up and charted it out. It’s very simple, should be an easy, mindless knit, but not too boring. Once I get the idea onto paper properly, I’ll be on the hunt for test knitters – Ravelry here I come!

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