July in a Nutshell

And there goes July!  Another summer month over! But what’s been nice is that for once England has been blessed with uncommonly good weather!  

We spend the last days of June and the beginning of July in France on our family holiday which was just fantastic.  The camp-site was amazing with a great onsite indoor and outdoor pool with water-slides (which Little G loved!).  We got to see a lot of the sites around Brittany, went on a boat trip, a miniature train and Little G even rode a miniature pony!  It was just lovely spending time together as a family.  We spent a couple of days at the beach… and I’m not trying to make you jealous but look!!

P1140671Though whilst on the beach I came across a really strange phenomenon; an escargatoire (I googled it) which basically means a collection of snails – and what a collection!  I thought it was kind of beautiful.


July-02It was nice to see that crochet was present in Brittany; on the top of the little shops many had these adorable little crochet pelmets!  I swear I can find crochet anywhere!

July-03It really was a wonderful holiday!  We were all a little sad to leave; though there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed!

It was too hot to crochet on holiday so I didn’t actually pick up a hook the whole time I was there which was strange and I was itching to pick up a hook when I came back.  So on my return I had some fun working on an amigurumi test for Gerald Giraffe which I blogged about here. I also released my own free amigurumi pattern the ‘teeny tiny daschund’ which I blogged about here. The rest of the month was taken up working on a sort of big something new (all will be revealed at a later date!).  

One thing I have to confess to is that I am completely behind my schedule with my personal mini Afghan square challenge to design 1 new afghan square per month.  Well I have designed the squares for each month I am just behind in getting them tested!  I need to catch up on that – but the weather has been so nice; it’s a shame to waste it sitting inside on the computer!

That said I’m off to try and spend a bit of time writing up some overdue patterns for testing so watch this space!

Have a happy month of hooking!





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