Monday, 10 February 2014

Taking It Easy......

I was glad of this weekend.

Truth be told i'm a little weary.

I'm a homebody.

I like being at home. 

I like pottering about.

They are my favourite kind of days.

The wind has been howling. I do love the sound of the wind though if i'm honest. Something so raw about it. It woke me at 4 on sunday I lay, in the dark and the quiet......and just listened.

I also occupied myself with little crochet projects that were easily satisfying, and I got out the big ripple blanket I started on at the end of last year.

I love the repetitive rhythm of a ripple blanket. 

Really rather soothing.

Lots of lattes (the healthy kind if there is such a thing), and vitamin boosting foods to boost my energy again. A brief respite in the rain meant a gusty walk in some local fields to make my skin tingle and fill my lungs, and a little bit of Six Nations to top it all off.

A very pleasant weekend.



  1. I know exactly what you mean...quiet weekends at home are the best! That's what I had this weekend too!

  2. We had a lovely quiet weekend at home as well. Love the colours of your new ripple.

  3. Lovely colours! Greetings from another homebody! :)

  4. Another lovely post full of gorgeous colour to uplift me on this cold, wet day. I love your blog, and yes, I'm a homebody too :-) Have a fabulous week xxx

  5. wow what colours to brighten up my wet Monday morning at work. Thank you. I miss my crochet blanket that I am working on, its at home calling for me to get home and crochet another row. Amanda x

  6. Another homebody here, I just love spending my days at our quiet cottage, sitting in the shade with my crochetwork and nice cuppa!
    Enjoy your week xx Pat (

  7. The weekend sounds like it was a tonic for you. I love that tingly cold feeling on your skin when you return home to the warm. Nothing like it is there.

    And yep another homebody here too!

    P x

  8. Well, I am glad to see I am not alone.....being a homebody! Lovely ripple Vanessa....just lovely!
    xx Shari

  9. It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.

    Wonderfu colors in your ripple blanket and the little doily in the final photo.

  10. Hi Vanessa,

    Your ripple blanket looks absolutely lovely! I already saw it passing by on Pinterest. So very pretty!!!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

  11. It sounds lovely. I hope you feel rested and refreshed now.

  12. that sounds like my ideal kind of weekend... :) love love love the blanket!!

  13. I am enjoying your blog and its photos. Must try a ripple blanket next.

  14. Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

  15. Beautiful pictures, such a pleasure to see! Love your ripple blanket, I have been doing a bit more of mine this week. (Btw, re one of your earlier posts that I missed....I don't think you can make too many crochet blankets, especially the gorgeous ones that you create!) I am a homebody too, love pottering and crafting and never get bored..... though I do like little inspiring trips away now and then :)
    Hope you have a lovely week, Vanessa.
    Helen xox

  16. It sounds like a perfect weekend to me, I love a day or two that I have nothing to do but take the day at it's own pace.

  17. I am new to your blog and love it already. I, too, am a home body; although, a busy teen daughter does not allow us much time to be cozy at home. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration this morning. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  18. Such wonderful happy photos, hoping you will have a wonderful week! Xox

  19. The weather last weekend was so atrocious that we spent most of the time indoors - feet up, reading, listening to music and just chilling out. There's something about wild weather outside - whether it be high winds, snowstorms, thunderstorms etc - that makes you appreciate being snug and warm indoors and simply relaxing and indulging in the peace and comfort of home. Love the colours on your post :)


❀ Thank you so much for leaving a comment. If you ask me a question, I will do my best to reply here in the comments section. Just pop back in a day or two and I hopefully will have replied. ❀