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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Meandering

I've enjoyed many leisurely walks over recent weeks, all within a short distance from home. You see I'm endeavouring to take a moment out of each day, come rain or shine, to get out, put one foot in front of the other and breathe some fresh air. Just half an hour, that is all. 




It sometimes feels impossible to fit just a small window of time into the day for yourself. There's always something to do, or somewhere to be. Never enough hours in the day to tick every box. Well that's what it feels like anyway.






I love the vast open countryside surrounding my home, and I am determined to explore every inch of it this year. I appreciate the beauty of nature, and want to drink it in. Especially when the sun's going down, and everything becomes immersed in a golden haze. 




Just those few stolen moments away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can make everything seem a little more manageable. It makes coming home all the more special too, especially when you're surrounded by things that bring you comfort. A cosy crochet blanket, a book and bed.........bliss x

22 comments:

  1. Hello, Beautiful photos, beautiful sunset.

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  2. Yes Sharron, I thoroughly agree, a few stolen moments in the open countryside have such a calming influence and this week's dog walks in the sunshine have been very therapeutic - and there's nothing like a snuggle in a cosy crochet blanket. I really like your large and small square granny blanket. Great sunset photos, especially the last one. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  3. Such a beautiful post today, gorgeous views of the lovely countryside.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  4. You are so very blessed to have such a beautiful place to get out and enjoy nature. Enjoy!!

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  5. What an absolutely gorgeous post! Thank you for sharing your meanderings! The first few pictures look much like the fields and paths I live near in Germany (I'm American but have lived there for nearly four years). Being out in nature is as peaceful to me as is crochet. :) thank you again, from Mary at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com

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  6. I know what you mean! Being in fresh air is amazingly restorative. Big words ! Sorry! Your pictures are so pretty too. Enjoy your walks, been windy here!!!

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  7. Such a lovely post Sharron, I love the picture of the signposts ... lots of paths to be taken ! And your evening photo's are just stunning. I think we're so fortunate in this country to have so much amazing countryside around us.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Kate x

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  8. Yes you are so right it does you good to get out and walk and I keep meaning to do the same but like you say there always seems to be something else to do. If I was surrounded with beautiful countryside like your pictures I may be a little more motivated though, have a great weekend. :)

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  9. Wonderful pics Sharron - light and refreshing - mother nature offers all her beauty freely but it is seizing the time and opportunity to make the most of her wonderful benefits that sometimes seems so difficult: sounds and looks like you are being very successful at conquering those evasive elements and thoroughly enjoying it! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely post with us! xo Joy

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  10. How beautiful! A walk always makes you feel better... I love to do it also and with such a beautiful view it's all worth it.

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  11. I'm having a wonderful time catching up here, I've been abroad for a few weeks and I missed some posts! Your pictures are stunning, you live in such a beautiful place! Have a lovely weekend :-) xxxx

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  12. Yes! This is wonderful, just getting away and taking in the beautiful nature. So uplifting and calming xx

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  13. May I say - WOW! The landscape around you is amazing and you took some great photos of it ... Love your blanket, too, must crochet myself one, someday... Have a nice weekend! ; )

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  14. Such beautiful views and walks to be enjoyed, you are so fortunate to have them so close to your home.
    Have a super weekend.
    Caroline xxx

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  15. I really love that granny afghan in the last picture! Do you have a pattern link for it? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kate,

      This pattern http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/blanket-statement was my initial source of inspiration. Although I didn't need to follow the pattern as I could interpret the design just from the visuals alone. I decided on using 10 rounds for the large grannies, and 5 rounds for the smaller ones, whereas it's slightly less on the Lucy O'Regan pattern. I hope this will give you enough help to get started!?! :)

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  16. Sharron, thanks for this beautiful post! You expressed what I tried to capture in my last post...that the beauty around me helps me take a deep breath and better appreciate all of life and opportunities to create and enjoy things of comfort and beauty.

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  17. I like the sunset time.. it is so warming and calming... We are lucky to have cozy homes to come back to and do our favorite things in there.

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  18. What beautiful photos, especially of the setting sun. Just gorgeous. And yes, it's good to get out into the fresh air and coming home is my favourite bit too. x

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  19. I need to take a leaf out of your book and take some time out to have a walk and enjoy the change of season. Your shots are so perfect and calming. Enjoy the rest of the week xx

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  20. Those photos are breathtaking :) thank you for sharing them! - Maggie @ An American in France

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