Monday, 29 October 2012

Falling behind

Hi everyone - I've been out of the loop for a while and missing all my blogging friends. I've tried catching up with some of your posts and left a few comments but hopefully I'm now back with avengence.  An incredibly busy couple of weeks has left me falling behind with no time for relaxing or posting.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the birth of our darling grand-daughter W. She is adorable and has now regained her birth weight of 6lbs 2ozs. She had been poorly with an infection after her birth, having to remain in hospital for a few days and returning every 12 hours for antibiotics to be administered in the canula they put in her arm. Thankfully she is now better and settling down to life with her family.I don't as a rule put photos of the grand-children here without their parents' consent so for the moment there are none. She has a mop of jet black hair, dark blue eyes and a lovely dimple on her cheek. Both her siblings started life with black hair and are now both blonde so who knows?

The pram blanket did get finished and I must admit I was pretty chuffed with the end result, never having attempted anything like it before. I can't believe that joining all the squares and then putting a border around it took so long. Anyway it's now taken pride of place on the pram.

 
 
 
 


My Uni course is absolutely great, Renaissance Art History, and I'm loving it. BUT - it is very time consuming as there is an awful lot of reading, much more than I've ever had, so consequently things are falling behind. Hopefully, if I pass, this will be my last year which ends in May with a 4,500 word dissertation.

It does have its good side though. As you know I love visiting London and so I have a very good excuse to visit many of the galleries in the coming months - such as The National Gallery, The Courtald Gallery in Somerset House as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum. I've just booked to visit the Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace with a friend in a few weeks time to view their Northern Renaissance Art collection.

On another note, the recent winds have meant the remaining leaves have finally fallen and I was so surprised yesterday to find they had somehow blown into something similar to this. I just neatened it and put the hole in the middle and ran indoors for my camera before the wind wooshed it away again!!




 
I'm now off to Norfolk for three days. My daughter and her family are on a boat on the Broads and John and I are staying at a hotel in Wroxham, where they'll be moored outside for a few days. Can't wait.

A big welcome to my two new followers, Cathi and Janys. I can't see a link to your blogs so if you leave a comment hopefully I should be able to link back to you.

 
Have a good week and I'll see you soon.
Patricia 

13 comments:

  1. Hello Patricia:
    What wonderful news about your granddaughter. She is clearly making good progress now and we are sure that you are mightily relieved.

    Renaissance Art History sounds a fascinating course and, as you say, how wonderful it will be to do research in places such as the V and A and the Courtauld. This would definitely be the kind of learning that we should enjoy although the 4,500 word dissertation is not so appealing we have to say!

    Hoping that you have an enjoyable time in Norfolk and safe travelling!

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    1. Dear Jane and Lance,

      So nice to hear from you and thank you very much for your good wishes, they mean such a lot. Art history was never something that really appealed to me but it was either that or another course which did not interest me one little bit. I'm so glad I chose this one and wished I'd done more art subjects for my degree.

      Will update with photos of our Norfolk break on our return.

      Patricia x

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  2. Congratulations on the birth of your grandchild.Have a fab break away!

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    1. Many thanks Anne on both counts. I do love a winter break and it'll be lovely to spend it with my grandsons too.
      Patricia x

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  3. Hi Patricia,

    I'm glad your grand daughter is getting better and is home with her mum and dad. The blanket looks beautiful and so does the heart formed by the fallen leaves. Hope you have a great time away.

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    1. Thanks so much Paula. It was a worrying time for us all that's for sure. Looking forward to our few days away now.
      Patricia x

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  4. Hi Patricia,
    Congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter and I'm so glad she has recovered from the infection, it must have been such a worrying time for you all.
    I love the pattern of your leaves!
    Sarah x

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  5. Good news that the little one is now doing well. Those leaves are just wonderful! Suzy x

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  6. Congratulations on the birth of your grandaughter.. She sounds gorgeous.. little dimples and all.
    I wish you good luck with your exams.. Very admirable that you study and run your home and family.
    Great that you get to go to all those super art galleries and museums.
    In my youth, my mother taught me how to crochet. Never done it since. But i really would like to try. Seeing your lovely blanket for your grandaughter, has made me think.. I might just try it.
    Happy tuesday Patricia.. nice to see you.
    thank you for your kind comments over my way.
    val x

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  7. Glad to hear that your new grandaughter is now doing well. She sounds lovely. I did a course on Renaissance Art with the OU and found it fascinating. Love the heart sharped leaves:)

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  8. Congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter and the blanket looks beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful time away and interesting trips as part of your studies.

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  9. I missed the birth of your granddaughter - congratulations! I can well believe that joining the squares of the blanket and doing the edges took forever, I've made four pram blankets in my time and the sewing together part took nearly as long as the knitting. Enjoy Norfolk, along with Suffolk it's my favourite part of England.

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  10. Hi Patricia . . . thank you for visiting and for the sweet comment. I have been thinking a lot about you the last couple days. You have know idea how much influence and inspiration you can spread . . . just my blogging and sharing your life. Your going back to school serves as a very positive roll model. You've got me thinking about it :)
    Have a marvelous weekend,
    Your blogging sister, Connie

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