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Sunday, February 01, 2009

This and That....

Our very short outing with dh went very well, went out to dinner that thursday evening with a couple of his colleagues who is taking the same exams the next day. Quite a very good fish restaurant near the hotel where we stayed. The next day while they went to school i drove to a friend's place, my very first time to go alone with the car in the mainland, atleast about 30 minutes drive. I was quite nervous but i am really happy with the navigation system, i reach the place fine and back in the afternoon to pick up hubby for home. All the time, i am at the steering wheel and feel more confident when hubby is beside me, though i tend to make mistakes when he's in the car with me but still for most of the time i prefer if he's with me. But i really need to get use to being alone as it will be the case when he's away for work.

Yesterday came our friends for the weekend, mother and son. Actually quite a sad story with these two. It was the father's funeral last friday, died of cancer after 10 months discovering about it, he was only 43 years old. They were divorce for more than a year when it was discover and he has a new girlfriend. To make the story short, our friend the mother of the child isn't welcome to visit or whatever and isn't welcome for the funeral too. That's where i went to last friday.

The kids would really like to go and and play outside but it was too cold so we took them to one of the open museum here(not many are open here this time of year), to Ecomare. Thought we will be on time to see them feeding the seals but we didn't


manage it. Took most pictures outside, with the seals. If anyone interested you can see or read more about Ecomare on their website. fom left, Çhris, Grace, Julian & jocabel.








From left, Julian, his MUM, me and Chris.
They're back home now and she called me an hour ago that they had enjoyed their stay.




As for STITCHING...here is my first update for the "Home is where...". I am doing this project with Tinna and just seen her update which she started from upper right corner while i did the opposite, lower right corner. Next update will be next weekend!!




Finished the fourth quilt block. Will be sending to South Africa tomorrow, hope Leandre's friend will like it. This will be the last block for the a while as i need to complete a couple of items for exchanges and try to work on a few projects that was started last month.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and all the lovely comments. I really appreciate them all.

20 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
I enjoyed catching up with your news. You look to have had a great time at Ecomare with your friends.
Your stitching is looking great.
Lindsay

Christine said...

Your visit to the seal sanctuary looks like fun.
Great progress on "home is where"

mainely stitching said...

You have been so busy! Congratulations on daring the first long drive alone on the mainland!

Doris said...

the Ecomare look really fun!

you are so brave! driving alone, I still do not do it, I also get the driving license in Spain.

the home is..look so beutiful colors!

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Siobhan said...

Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! I have been driving for over 20 years and I still get nervous when DH is in the car with me. I just know he's going to have a comment! LOL Your WIPs are wonderful, too!

Karan said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun.
New start looks lovely. :0)

Annie said...

Nice to hear you are 'facing your fears' and tackling the driving. I'm sure it will get better and better.

That seal museum really looks like a fun place.

Maggie said...

Glad you had a good weekend, i get nervous when my husband is in the car too, why is we do that ? lol.
I was sorry to read about your friend and her ex husband, i feel very sad for her.
your WIP is coming along nicley, look forward to seeing more.
take care..Maggie x

Sheilasembroidery said...

Sounds as if you had a good weekend. Enjoying following the progress of your WiP.

Julie said...

The seal sanctuary looks a good place to visit.
Quilt block is nice and a great start on Home is ...

Hazel said...

Looks like you've been having a great time! Lovely quilt block! xx

Meari said...

Good for you on the driving, Mylene. You'll get better and feel more confident each time you venture out. :) Your stitching looks great!

Ranae said...

Sounds and looks like a time fun time to be had.
Your quilt squares are all fantastic. Love the new update

Lillie said...

Thank you for sharing on your trip.I find the seals cute..LOL
Your blocks all looking great.

Von said...

Good for you for getting out there and driving alone to the mainland! I'm sure as you do it more often, you'll gain confidence.

Wendy said...

Looks like you had a great time at Ecomare! Love the quilt block with the car. And great start also!

Nana said...

Looks like you guys had fun..good for you on driving by your lonesome.. I love your "Home" project very pretty.. what is the fabric.. your block to Africa is very pretty. Fast red cars! Whoo hoo.

Nana
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CJ said...

Mylene -

You have been a busy lady. It was great to read your blog and castch up with everything going on with you. Thanks for the recipe.

CJ

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Ecomare looks fun - and your stitching is lovely, as always! I bet Leandre's friend will love the block!