Thursday, 30 January 2014

What is Your Mental Age?

I came across this fun quiz this morning.

My mental age is 37!  So I am ForeverYoung as I'm really 76!
Well pleased!

You can find out your mental age here

Hope you find that you are forever young too.
Ann x

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Just a few random holiday pics ...

We always love our winter visit to Fuerteventura and this year was no exception.
So - just a few random holiday pics for you .....
(click on them to see a larger view)

The lovely view from our favourite bunker at El Cotillo
A Great Grey Shrike - seen while on our horse excursion among the volcanoes.
They are seen in the UK but only very rarely
Fishing among the lagoons of El Cotillo
An old Corn mill
My Christmas Day pudding choice!
It didn't stay on my plate for very long!
Among the garra rufa fish!
They might do your feet good - but they do tickle!
The local supermarket everyday fish display.
Just take your pick.
It will automatically be cleaned and washed for you.
A few more tomorrow.
Ann x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Pandora's Box

Do you remember this?
When I told you I was making a Christmas present?
Below is the finished quilt
I am thrilled to bits with it.
It is the first 'proper size' quilt I have made; the others were small ones. 
It was a present to my son and daughter-in-law.
I think they snuggle under it in front of the telly, 
cos I have since found out their bed is a 5 footer!!
(have to go extra large on the next one!!) 

The reverse was this lovely batik patterned material from Doughty's
when they had a roadshow near us. 
I only did very simple straight stitch machine quilting.
The post title is because that is the name of the quilt from the 
'Jelly Roll Quilts' book by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
I just loved the colours in the jelly roll and am equally happy with the final result.
Someone told me I would get totally hooked, and I am.  I have several projects lined up 
and already have a stash of fabric to keep me going for several years!!
Ann x

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Back again ...

Just back from our lovely winter holiday in the sun.
So sorry you have all been having such a horrendous time,
but hope things will begin to dry off very soon.
Please note the change of blog name - but it is still me!
Being young at heart and ForeverYoung, Other Half and I decided
to give ourselves a treat and go horse-riding!

Our combined ages are 155 years!! OH is 79 and I am 76!
We did very well and loved every minute.
Our one hour excursion around the volcanoes near Lajares in Fuerteventura
was led by Julie and Paul of FincaJulie .  
They took great care of us and as a pensioner I was very pleased to wear a hat
labelled 'Junior Champion'.
What an experience. We would recommend it to anyone at any age.  The views were spectacular.
They also take more experienced riders on longer excursions and also on day trips to the
beaches with a trip to a restaurant as well.
Now we are returned I think I have got the 'trekking, hacking, excursion' bug
and have been trailing the internet for local riding schools.
Will let you know if I do any more.
As my walking is now quite limited, I was very emotionally moved to be able to
'walk' around the stark, fabulous volcanic countryside for an hour on 'Digby', 
something I would never have been able to do otherwise.
You're never too old to try something new!
Ann x
(P.S. Sorry about the odd changes in type etc. Blogger has been playing up a lot
and I have taken a long time to sort it out - and its still not quite right! - Hey Ho!)