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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Peanut flapjacks and hexagon patchwork.

Sorry it's been so long!
Life is pretty full, trying to juggle home jobs, home education and working to earn some money!
I've managed to do some cooking though!
For anyone who likes peanut butter- I added two dessert spoons to a usual flapjack recipe-easy and yummy.

At last I have tried some hexagon patchwork.Great for using up scraps of fabric and very easy to stitch. I'm not sure what to make yet, I'll see how big it gets first!

Hope you have all had some dry weather. It took me ages to catch up on all the laundry!
We are considering trying to sell our house again, so we have lots of jobs to do and some more de-cluttering!
Our one point of concern is our son who is in year 9, because if we move, we would move out of the area.It's a tricky one.We want to move to an area where there is more happening,less cost for petrol i.e. a city, and be able to downsize the house and get a bigger garden. The longer we stay the more difficult it becomes! We tried the house on the market for just five months last year but it was SO QUIET nothing was moving.So it's very unsettling -stay,go,stay,go,stay,go!!!!
Any advice or experience would be much appreciated.
Bye for now.



12 comments:

  1. I understand ; we live in a rather rural place, have to travel hours to go to a museum and zoo, more culture.
    But; its blissfully quiet here, there is hardly any crime so that worry is eliminated, its safer for driving and our house is not grand but comfy and close to the sea. I have dreams of moving weekly and in the dream I'm always distraught we did move, and anxious to come back here.
    Have you made your list? Divide the paper in half and have pros and cons for the title of each side. IT will help you decide what you truly want. Luck!xx

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  2. I've always lived in towns I'm afraid but I can appreciate the difficulties with children. Lovely hexies! :) x

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  3. We moved from a thatched cottage with fields chickens all around but no people, everyone thought we were mad, but I love people to much . Now in a town we walk everwere so down to one car. have an allotment instead of a garden. how much do you need people I would ask. good luck if its ment to be it will happen hx

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  4. Very good advice, thankyou! We have made a list that has highlighted different points of view. We both love history and places with character, libraries, galleries etc So we want to live near an area with lots of things like these. Time will tell. Flissx

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  5. Love the idea of the peanutbutter, Felicity!

    Such a conundrum isn't it? We moved to Norfolk when my husband left the navy so the boys could be brought up AWAY from cities! There are points in favour of almost anywhere - you need to sit and draw up a list of the things you all enjoy doing or WOULD if you could, and see where that gets you. Houses seem to be moving here as we get into spring - but these things change all the time and from place to place. Hope you get sorted soon - it is very unsettling for everyone to be betwixt and between all the time.

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    1. Hi Lynne, we are writing an ever growing list, but it's still not clear. It is a major move which is why I suppose it is taking a while to decide. I hope you enjoy the peanut butter flapjacks if you make them!

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  6. oooooh ... are your hexagons paper pieced ? I'd love to know how yu get such nice crisp corners ...

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    1. Hi Susan, thanks for popping by! They were paper pieced, and it was my first attempt so I'm very pleased you think they have crisp corners. I just folded them over by hand and pinched them down. All the fabrics so far have been easy to handle cotton fabrics.

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  7. Those flapjacks sound yummy - must try them! As for moving, I'm no help, you'd have to drag me kicking and screaming back to city life, I'm a country girl through and thorough. Such a tough decision though, we've just been put in a position where we need to decided if we want to go more rural (Yorkshire!!) or stay here in commuter belt Kent, so far Kent is winning, best of both worlds, county but only a 45 min train ride into London. Still, my heart yearns for home really, at some point I'd love to move back North, like you with kids it's all about timing. Good luck with the decision, I have no doubt you'll make the right one. Bethx

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    1. Thanks Beth, we used to live in Canterbury, and loved it. it was work that we had to move for. It is different this time like you say, because we have to think of the children too.

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  8. Hello I have just found you through Jane...I know how you feel with your move..we used to live in Cornwall and loved it to bits..but through job commitments we had to move up country,, we now live on the edge of the countryside(Staffordshire Moorlands) and have towns and cities with in reach ..yes it is busier and it took time to re adjust but at least now we have a choice..without traveling 2 hours just getting out of the county ..I would be lying if I said I did not miss Cornwall but it does have its limits
    I wish you lots of luck with your decision
    Thea xx

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    1. Thankyou Thea.Very true! We have a great town on our doorstep for essentials. Anything more and we travel to Plymouth usually. It's not that far from us, about 16 miles, but the cost of travelling with low wages does mount up. My husband and I have lived in lots of different places,but our favourites have been the Cathedral cities of Canterbury and Winchester- now mega expensive. I do worry about leaving Cornwall, and its beautiful scenery, plus my daughter was born in this house-I'm a sentimental old thing!

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