Monday, 30 December 2013

Boxing Day in Northumberland

So, I've eaten the most incredible amount over the past week or so. It's been fantastic. 'Tis the season to stuff yourself silly and I am a huge fan. To try and walk off our enormous Christmas lunch a little bit, we went for a stroll along the beach on Boxing Day, by Newton by the Sea. You can see Dunstanburgh Castle - my favourite! - in the distance and it's beautiful. 

Gavin & I, self-timer

Me, taken by Gavin


Me again, by Gav

My mum & sister

Me, another by Gavin

Gav & I's shadows

Lovely horses!

Obligatory doll companion on every excursion - Rose, my Kenner


Me, my sister and my mum - another by Gav

Whatever you do over this festive season, I hope you had a great time! I've been a bit sickly and pox-ridden, but acquired a bunch of cool new stuff, gave some awesome presents to other people, and consumed way above my RDA. Most excellent!

alice xox

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Rievaulx Abbey

As you might know, I'm currently taking a course in Old Stuff and at the end of November - ostensibly in the pursuit of knowledge but also it is just fun to go on field trips and eat pie and look at pretty things - we visited Reivaulx Abbey.

I present these photos to you without words because I have never been so floored in my life.

Yorkshire, you guys. Yorkshire.

Rievaulx Abbey

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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

With thanks to my medievalist buddies for letting me point my camera at them somewhat persistently.

alice xox

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Wintery Knits

A while ago I offered to knit Gavin something, and he requested some 'Gandalf gloves,' which I took to mean some earthy-coloured fingerless mitts. I'd been wanting to use this pattern for a while, so I figured it was close enough. I used Rowan Lima which is lovely and snuggly!

He waited very patiently for me to finish these - I am not going to tell you how long they sat in the UFO pile, because it is nothing short of shameful. I need to actually work on the 'finishing stuff' thing. Whoops.

alice xox