This week I went back to my Mum's on the Isle of Wight with my family and dog for a short break and also to scatter my Dad's ashes.
This will be a photo heavy post as I want to include some photo's of my time away. I will then move on to the challenges and stitching update.
We had a pleasant journey down from Gloucestershire and in an air conditioned car did not realise how warm it was outside. As we arrived too early to get the ferry we had booked on we had to go and park up in the nearby park to the ferry terminal. We got out and the heat really hit us it was 31.7 centigrade.
Whilst on the beach I did my usual thing of collecting beach/sea glass, shells and interesting bits and pieces. I found a lucky stone that is one where the sea has made a hole through it. Below is my little bag of beach treasure.
Whilst at my Mum's because of the heat and having the windows open there were an array of moths in the house. The one below I believe is a Common Emerald Moth, but to see them green is quite unusual as apparently the colour fades quickly.
Our main reason for coming home was to go and scatter my Dad's ashes which we did on Sunday at a place known as Gypsies Hollow near Calbourne. Below are photos of the view from the Top of the Hollow and then us actually in the hollow.
Sunday was my last day on the Island for this visit and in the evening we went to the Cricket Club to play bingo. I won a line and a house. My winnings total was £10.50 I seem to be lucky here as that is twice this year I have gone to play bingo and won. The photo below is of me and Tom my son at the bingo club.
52 WEEKS - 52 THINGS WEEK 3
I still have not purchased any new books (3/52)
As I was on holiday I did not take my library book The Summer Queen which I started last week, I took my Kindle instead and started reading The Light Between Oceans by M L Steadman. I managed to get about a 1/3rd of the way through this as I was quite tired by bedtime which is when I was reading it and only managed a chapter most nights. So far it is very good.
I have continued reading from The Bible every day (3/52)
We went and watched the Disney animated film (1/12) Monsters University. I really enjoyed it. I thought it very clever how they covered all the social groupings that seem to be present at University. In fact we all enjoyed it which is a rarity these days.
On Sunday I watched no TV (1/52) listened to no radio (1/52) and did not go on Social Media (3/52)
I did not manage to listen to a spoken word radio programme other than the local Radio Solent morning show and I did not listen to any classical music either. On the days when I was on Social Media I did not limit it to 1hr a day.
I still have not purchased any new stash (3/52)
I have not purchased any magazines, although my husband did buy me one. However, I did not ask for it and therefore as far as I am concerned I have kept my part of this challenge. That said it was gratefully received (3/52)
I crocheted 3 granny squares - photo below in stitching update.
FOOD AND GARDENING
As I was on holiday neither of these challenges took place.
Still not eaten chocolate - 21 days (3/52)
Did my 10,000 steps on at least 5 days (3/52)
Continued to drink 8 glasses of water per day (3/52)
Go Swimming at least once per month (1/12) see photo above
I have added £10 in £2 coins this week so the total saved is now £38
Shrapnel added was £1.84 with the help of my daughter giving me her spare change. So total shrapnel now saved is £3.27
Still not bitten my nails (3/52)
I have continued to journal each day (3/52)
And I have continued to keep Loubie's Lot up to date (3/52)
I did three Granny Squares this week
Well that is it for this time
Bye for now