Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Cornish Anniversary

Today is the 1st anniversary of us moving to Cornwall! It's gone so quickly and yet it seems like we've been here for ages.

It's been a year of highs and lows; I wouldn't want to repeat it but I know that moving here was the right decision.

Our lives have changed so much and our DDs now get to grow up in a beautiful part of England, with lots of opportunities that they didn't have access to before.

Although Cornwall is a large county it somehow feels sheltered from the rest of the country, and we love it. Every journey we make reminds us of how lucky we are to be living here, and every trip to the beach puts life's little niggles into perspective. :-)

Of course I can't feel annoyed about anything when I have beautiful flowers like this one at home, in full bloom from DH on Valentine's Day. :-)

Good job seeing as my car's developed random intermittent problems so I never know when it's going to start, and I have the blasted cold that's doing the rounds here.

More good news - the raspberry ripple babyghan is finished after only 8 days of crochet. I used just over 400g of the Sirdar Denim Sport Aran - Della, the shade is "Redcurrant", and I do think it's rather lovely.

It's finished off with a crab stitch (reverse dc) edging just to neaten it up. I'm going to wash it in Fairy and then wrap it up in a white tissue paper bound with a broad pink ribbon and large bow, ready to send when the baby arrives. Let's hope that scan wasn't wrong about it being a girl!


Mandella said...

Why is it that you can give blue things to a girl, but pink for a boy is right out?

It's a great blanket, and congratulations on your year in the Pointy Bit!

Anonymous said...

Well done with the blanket! It's absolutely beautiful. I cannot believe it has been a year since you left- but then it was about the same time I returned to work from maternity leave- how time flies!!! We still miss you, lots of love Fi and Seth x

KnitYoga said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of your move. I must say it sounds idyllic and I'm envious! :-) The baby blanket looks gorgeous!

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It always sounds so idyllic down there!

Anni said...

Lovely blanket. cornwall is lovely most of the time but yes, it does feel a bit 'out of it' a lot of the time. I've lived here for 18 years now and love it although I get fed up with the rain adn the long drive/car journeys to get anywhere civilised. And the fact that people form the South East think only retired people live down here. LOL.