My folks and my beanie

I hang my head in shame with having to tell you that I have still not cooked a meal other than the odd breakfast at home.  My Mom is still visiting and staying a bit longer to do a few repairs on her and my Dad’s home, so every night we pop over to the folks for supper.  What a treat!  We are very spoilt as Mom will ask what we would like to eat the next evening – all we have to do is put in our order!  Mom’s are the best!

I love you Mommy xo

My Dad drove down from Johannesburg and brought the last of our belongings from the island which we had sent over in bits and pieces and could not bring down with us when we flew.  Dad’s are the best!  Sadly, my Dad is returning to Johannesburg today – business awaits and he is just not able to stay longer which saddens my heart.  We haven’t had much time together with Pete and I being busy with sorting out the house and garden but as Dad keeps reminding me, he will be back in September for another visit. 🙂

I love you Daddy xo

I am happy to say that the last of the purchases is to replace the oven – a bit of a downgrade but a much more cost effective alternative to just replacing the stove top.  We have to wait 2 weeks for stock and having sold off the old oven, it’s a blessing to still have Mom here to keep our bellies full and happy.

One of the things I really missed while living in Mauritius was knitting and crocheting and while I am not having to cook dinner in the evenings, I sit and chat with the ever needed G&T and have knitted myself a beanie.  Please let me know if you would like the pattern, it is very easy.  I have just finalised the stitch I want to use to crochet a blanket I am going to make for a great niece or nephew who is due at the end of February.  I am sure it will be a boy but not willing to take a chance, I am using a mint green and white.


38 thoughts on “My folks and my beanie

  1. Totally impressed! I have never been good at anything involving sewing or thread and needles. Even hubby does the buttons in our house. What a great hat! And I have to admit I got teary eyed reading about your mom and dad. 🙂 Makes me want to go see mine (and I see them once a week!). 🙂

  2. Moving from one country to another is an enormous adjustment, enjoy the opportunity to let your mom feed you. BTW, I can’t see your pic of her?

    • Not sure this settling in would have been as easy without mom here to look after us. I am getting a Defy under counter unit with an extractor fan – was a very reasonable price. I would LOVE a gas top and big oven but one day when I am big. Have a happy day. 🙂

  3. Lovely post, bet your parents are enjoying looking after their “little girl” for a while. I like knitting and crocheting in the winter months too – so any patterns you can send my way would be gratefully received and used with great joy!

    • Thanks Tanya. It has been an absolute treat! I have a file of patterns, would be great it I could send you a copy of the file. I will type up the beanie pattern and send it to you a little later. Have a happy day. 🙂

  4. I’m a bit envious of you and your lovely mum. Mine would never offer to cook – not even when the kids were tiny and I was desperate for help. Mind you, she’s a dreadful cook anyway, but the offer would have been nice.

  5. I am so not your sewing type. I have tried but just can’t do it. My mom is great at it though. Love all the pics and it takes time getting used to a new place but I know you will love it!

    • Thanks so much. We have for the meanwhile moved back into our old home and were saddened when we realised how much has deteriorated in the nearly 3 years that we have been gone – we are very close to being back to normal – yay. Have a happy day. 🙂

  6. What a treat, I’m totes jealous, I’d love nothing more than having my mommy cooking for me every night. I’d just blog about all the amazing foods she does instead. Love your beanie, I have this fluffy beanie I wear to bed, it’s so cold here at the moment.

    • Hi Anna, I hope you are feeling better today. It has been an absolute treat having my Mom cook for us every night – getting quite used to this – think I will go into withdrawals when she leaves! I feel your pain about the cold – we have been having a spell of it here too – not fun! Have a happy day. 🙂

  7. My mom is a quilter but I can’t saw anything, even putting a button can be…um..difficult. I’m impressed you can knit and cook so well! Your mom is beautiful. Your dad seems very kind and nice person. Great photos of them. 🙂

  8. Parents are just the best. They know exactly how to help out. Hope that oven arrives soon, Mandy. Always great to have someone else cooking dinner for you.

    • Hi LeQuan, nice to have you back. 🙂 Parents absolutely are the best! I enquired today about the oven but sadly was being a bit over eager as it has not arrived yet. Have a happy weekend. 🙂

    • Thanks Linda. I have started to crochet the blanket – naturally I had to choose the smallest stitch so I will be busy for quite a while – good thing baby is only due in February. 🙂 Mom will be returning home soon 😦 but know that she will be back soon again. 🙂

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