Monday, 18 April 2016

Post 525

I find it utterly ridiculous that I have managed to waffle on for five hundred and twenty five posts! I am a rubbish blogger as I don't post every day or even regularly when I come to think of it! But it's mine and I'll do as I please! I love my little blogworld, all my little blog chums and the community feel of it! I love commenting on other blogs, I love reading and replying to my comments - which to be honest are often far superior to what I've written in the first place! Bloggy love! 

Today's post is just going to be the usual mismatch of rambley nonsense.
First off, it's windy, cold and grey outside as opposed to clear blue sky, bright sunshine yesterday. The HG and I went for a stroll ( in a bid to help the 'Get Rachel Thinner' cause ) . Halfway down the canal I discovered I'd not set my watch activity record thingy off, but it was ok BC I'd set the Map My Walk thingy on my phone. Only when I got home to look at the stats - I'd not pressed 'start workout'!! So I don't know how many steps I did! But obviously, it was loads. I did look like I was out on a walk with my carer though. 
Picture the scene. He's 6ft, I'm 5ft tall and round! He strides along and I shuffle quickly behind him! I was wearing leggings and a calf length navy dress and my trainers which are actually technical running shoes, they'll never be technically used, but they are really pretty.


Here are my trotters showing them off! The HG muttered about how bright they were. I topped off my look with my Mac and sunglasses. I call my particular style 
CiCC. This is Care Int Community Chic. I pull it off very well! 

Knitting news 
The HG's Jumper update. 
The back is done. Am onto sleeve 2 now, then I'll do the front. 

Cushion update.

I think I'm definitely neater on the non bamboo pin as I predicted. However, I've double checked and I don't like the pattern. I've cabled up a bit and will carry on but look at how the button band is k2p2, and then where I've started the main body, some parts match up and others don't. I've the correct amount of stitches on, I've made no mistakes as apart from it not sitting as straight, the top piece is the same. I might have a go at re writing the pattern to get it looking better!! I'm not sure that a double row of garter stitch would have improved it before starting the main part? I'll carry on with this until the end and then I'll see. 

Right, am off to see a friend and her gorgeous girl this morning. Then I might just pootle until tea time! Looking forward to the next part of Marcella tonight if I can stay awake! 

I can hear Barry downstairs. He's been at his other Mummy's for the first week of the hols and now he's here! 

I'm always pimping his cage, she says! Last time I bought him a willow ring which he was highly suspicious of...
Here he is thinking WTAF have you put in my cage now you mad bint??? 

But I knew he'd love it! It frames him beautifully! 




Lots of love from 
Rachel * might do post 526 tomorrow* Radiostar xxx 




23 comments:

  1. Know what you mean about blogging and comments. The 'conversations' are often better than the post on mine as well. Sat here splitting my sides with an image of you and HG on a walk with your CICC look. The cushion would have me twitching. I like things to be in straight lines so one pattern or the other would be fine, but not a mixture of both. Love the last picture of Barry Budgie. Enjoy your day. xx

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    1. The thrill of having comments is such a buzz! I love them, I love them, I really do! Barry Budgie's nickname is Stinky McFeathers to his school mummies - me and two others. He normally shies away from having a bath. He really is th Lord of everything. Look at him sat there eyeing us all with contempt! Actually he's rarely in his cage - we let him out at school as well as our homes. He's a bit special too we think be a use he won't talk! He does really good impressions of my whistle and my friends. And the squawking - he really lets you know if you've annoyed him!! The children at school utterly adore him. He's a great calming influence on angry little souls who are struggling and he's a great noise barometer! The noisier the class, the noisier he gets!

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  2. I think a photograph of the whole walking ensemble is required in order to for us pass judgement. :-) Please carry on waffling. I enjoy it so much. Have yourself a lovely day. X

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    1. I think not!!
      I'd easily pass an audition for a Compo replacement in Last of the Summer Wine, except I don't wear a hat!

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    2. I just put my hood up instead!!!

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  3. Ha! That style is popular around here, there are lots of us who wear "normal" clothes with trainers or walking shoes to allow tramping around on the sand. I'm always in a frock and Tevas!

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  4. ROFL at you and your CiCC. So funny-x-

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    1. I'm glad to say I reached *that* age where I do t give a hoot about what I look like many years ago!

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  5. I'm 6 feet plus and my wife isn't. I like to stride out but she walks very slowly. I do my best to keep ?up ?down. When we go to the supermarket my job is to push the trolley. If I go too far ahead in the aisle I get told off for that. I find pushing the trolley slowly compels me to hum Chopin's funeral march. I can't help it now, it comes out automatically. I get told off for that too.

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    1. Good! You deserve it! Your poor wife!!!

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  6. Bless the framed budgie. I am not allowed out in Ci C garb. Teenager would physically restrain me. x

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    1. Oh but it's such an important part of embarrassing one's offspring!!!

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  7. Congratulations on your 526th post I don't know how many I've done will have to have a look, I enjoy reading your blog and I never miss a post although I don't always have the time to comment, I wish there was a like button like there is on Facebook I love your trainers and well done for doing the walk, I'm so lazy and have discovered I prefer to dance, it still shows as steps on the fitbit. I'm sure the sweater will look fine when it's done. Barry looks very cute inside his willow ring. :) x

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    1. Awww thanks Linda X I think there is a gadget button I can put on - that you can click to say if the post was funny, interesting or crap! I've seen them on other blogs!! Will look into it....

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    1. Rod Stewart wrote a song about me. She wears it well.....

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  9. We really NEED a pic of your in your Chic Cicc exercise kit! and congrats on 525.
    I know nothing about knitting except how to knit a dishcloth so no help on that.

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    1. Trust me Sue, we really don't!! I've never ever knit a dishcloth!

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  10. Your outfit sounds rather fetching. I favour a Worzel Gummidge look myself when walking the hound. I'm also pleased to announce that I'm a whole inch taller than you xx

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    1. We'd look a right pair out n about together! Well done on that inch!

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  11. I think Barry likes his new hoop. Congratulations on your 525 post. I love reading your ramblings they're such fun.
    Carolx

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