Saturday, August 7
On the Beach...
... in France.is where my husband and daughters found these little shell fish and oysters as well. I have no idea what these little shell fish are called in English (please leave a comment if you do know!). My husband and oldest daughter actually ate these (after the shell fish were washed and cooked of course) and apparently they taste a bit like mussels. The girls had so much fun finding these and just normal 'empty' shells too.
We had a lovely time in Bretagne (Brittany) in France, even if it was a little cold, rainy and misty on many of the days we were there. Read as much as I was able to. Finished reading Unlundun, which was a nice book but while I was reading I couldn't help but thinking it wasn't really a 'grown up' book. Also read Jonathan Coe's The terrible privacy of Maxwell Sim. It was entertaining, especially the bit about (female) bonding with total strangers through networks and forums on the internet (sounds familiar to anyone?) but not one of his best books I think. Then I read a Harlan Coben book (I was running out of books and turned to my husbands books) which was o.k. in it's (thriller) genre I suppose but the plot was very far fetched. I also read Water for the Elephants by Sarah Gruen and loved it. The book is set in the Depression era and is about life in a Circus. I'm not too fond of the Circus (I blame the clowns) but this was a well written interesting book and not at all as romantic as I feared it would be.
pattern of the Ornate Key I used was a good project for a newbie. Cross stitching is actually much harder than I expected. I found it hard to get all the stitches even and find the the exact right spot where to put the needle to make a perfect 'x'. The other project I was working on is my final piece for the Hoop up! swap. I used a vintage illustration of the 'Hushabye Baby' lullaby.
I've still got some other stuff to share, including some odd postcards from the early 1900's I found on a market, but will save all that for later posts. :)