4 August 2014


Last week my son and husband went to the Commonwealth Games, to watch the hockey. Left at home, my Plan A was to paint my sons room while it was vacant, or Plan B, which was to have some fun. Needless to say it was Plan B which won! I went on numerous days outs and thought I would like to share some of my photos.
One morning was spent at the seaside town of Whitehead. The houses along Marine Parade are painted the most delicious of colours. Equally yummy is the wool at Lighthouse Yarns at the Bank House, well worth a visit. The yarn in the photo is Signature 4ply - "Sweet Shop" shades.

Another day I drove in the Millisle direction. I had a wee cuppa at the Eden pottery, where tea is served in the mugs which are made at the pottery. I then had a stroll along the beach and stopped at the Ballycopeland Windmill on the way home.

As usual I headed to my favourite spot - Whitepark Bay. I enjoyed a lovely picnic and had the beach all to myself.
The boys are back now so it's back to porridge!
I'm still working on my Macaron knitting pattern and hope to post it in the next few weeks,
Bye for now, Ali.



  1. OOOH glad you had some colourful days out Ali!
    The vibrant wool and houses look really zingy!
    A private beach for your picnic - how fab!
    I've been inspired by the sea this week...may take a while for the finished tide to come in though - lots of little waves gathering!
    Ali x

  2. Gorgeous photos Ali., :)
    Glad you had some fun, decorating is no fun!
    I managed to get into Lighthouse Yarns over the holidays, brilliant shop!
    V x

  3. It's lovely to have a free week. I had something similar last week and visited some of the English Heritage sites. Of course I made the most to the visits by visiting the local charity shops as well and found some bargains.

  4. Glad you decided to have fun.! Always the best policy, in my book. Love the yarny colours.
    Jacqui x

  5. What a lovely time you've had. I think it's a little pick me up when you go on days out like this. I love those colourful houses, how I'd love to live in something like that.

  6. whitehead looks really summery . The Battery at Charleston is like that, really cheery. Love the matching wools!


Id love to hear what you think about my blog, knits etc.