Sunday, 11 May 2014

Briefly on a Sunday afternoon

Mr JK and I have been away this weekend. We went up to Manchester to see a concert. Mr JK is a wild child of the 1970's and loves the music of Yes; they were playing his favourite album (amongst other things) at the Manchester O2 Apollo, so a trip 'up north' was arranged.

Manchster May 2014 (8)

We stayed out at Salford Quays and spent Saturday exploring the local area. We visited the Imperial War Museum North and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions about World War 1. So much so, in fact that we spent much longer there than we had anticipated and didn't get to visit the The Lowry. Halfway round the IWM, we stopping for sustenance. I tried a chocolate whoopee pie. Oh. My. Goodness!!! I don't think I have tasted anything quite so chocolately and yummy for some time. Mr JK let me try a piece of his caramel shortbread, so I felt duty bound to offer him some of mine. I was extremely relieved when he declined my offer! What a piglet I am, I did NOT want to share even a crumb!!!!

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The four hour car journey from Norfolk gave me plenty of knitting time and I managed to knit pretty much one entire sock! This fun striped pair are for one of my University friends, Diane. It's become a tradition for me to give each of them a hand knit gift each year. Socks always go down well, hats and mitts too. One knitted gift done, three to go! Mind you, I have plenty of time to get everything finished as we are next meeting up in October.
plain vanilla socks for Diane (1)

It's been quite blustery and wet here this weekend, so I was surprised to see that a poppy had flowered. The plant is covered with buds, so it's going to look stunning over the coming weeks. This one is already a little windswept!
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The lilac is just coming into flower too, the scent is just beautiful. And some other purple irises are just out. I have always loved these flowers, my Dad used to grow them and I was fascinated with the velvety petals when I was little.

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I will be back soon to share a couple of new projects with you. Have a good week! xxx


snoopydog said...

So, a weekend in Manc! Sounds good! Love the stripey sock yarn. Have a good week. Ros

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Helsie said...

Irises are my favourite flowers but I love the bluey purple ones with a touch of yellow the best. I think they my be called Dutch Irises. The two opine pie looks delist!

Lynne said...

What lovely photos! The flowers are gorgeous. My lilac tree is in full bloom, and the poppies have lots of buds, but haven't flowered yet.

Judith White said...

You will have to arrange another trip, it looks as if the Lowry is not to be missed. Wonderful shows, etc.

melissa said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend!
the socks are gorgeous and the poppy is extra gorgeous - i've never seen that color before!