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Margaret Hall
Attended UCW Wales, Newport
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By the time I went out for a walk yesterday, it was starting to rain. Not much chance of taking a decent photo for my photo-a-week challenge. I'd been busy all week and I hadn't seen anything to inspire me.

I took two photos, but they were both terrible straight out of the phone. I did the best I could with this one. It has now been straightened and I removed a couple of intruding twigs from the foreground before giving it a slight crop and turning it to monochrome to give a mysterious look.
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I've been busy making Christmas presents. :)
I started making three of these colourful Christmas stockings to hold small additional gifts for the grandchildren. When the first white one was nearly finished and the other two were about half done, I realised that they wer...
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What she said... :)
 
Aspiring writers: Before worrying too much about networking/promo, FINISH WRITING YOUR BOOK.
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At last I have time to crochet again and to update my blog about the things I have been unravelling and the things I have been making.
I have been very busy in the Day Job recently, so I've not had much time for crochet and none at all for updating this blog. However, the end of term is in sight, the huge pile of assignments to mark has been dealt with and s...
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I have finished another small crochet project.
I'm not entirely sure how to spell "pot-holder". I've seen it as "pot holder", "pot-holder" and "potholder". Anyway, I've made some of those circular things you handle hot pots and pans with. :) This project was partly to hel...
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This is getting very frustrating. Now it's not offering any photos at all.

Ah, no! I was being impatient. So that's one problem solved, except that posting larger photos breaks the blog's layout. Grrrrr!
I can't resist showing off the Easter Bunnies and crochet baskets I've made for my grandchildren. The baskets I just improvised so there's no pattern. However, I talked about them here. If you want to make your own bunnies, t...
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OK, I've got it now. 550 px wide works and is still narrow enough to leave the blog layout unaffected. It will mean doing a calculation every time I post a photo from Flickr to my blog though. Sigh...
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Merry Christmas! In keeping with the extremely wet weather we've been having, this will have to do in lieu of a snowy winter scene. It was snapped with my phone from the train heading home on Wednesday. The flooded fields are somewhere near Welshpool.
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I haven't posted on my crochet/creative stuff blog for a long while. I hope to get back into the habit again.
I'd spotted this Whimsical Witch-Hat pattern on Ravelry Here's my version... To be honest, I ended up using the pattern more as a guideline than something to follow exactly. This was because the pattern calls for worsted we...
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I finally got around to updating my crochet blog, with a post about knitting a sweater!
It's been a long time since I updated this blog, but it has not been forgotten or abandoned. Unfortunately, I haven't been doing much crochet over the past 6 months due to getting more teaching hours at the local college and ...
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Thank you. Regarding the Hall question, if you mean am I related to the various Halls who used to run all the hotels in and around Dolgellau, the answer is no. It's a pretty common name.
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Dear G+ user (who won't see this because they are now blocked).

Abusing the "share directly with" feature will not get me to follow you, it will just make me cross and irritable. I might take the trouble to ask you nicely to stop, but on the other hand, if I'm cranky because I've just had the busiest and most stressful week of the academic year, I won't bother and will just report you for abuse and block you.

What would happen if we all shared everything directly with people we wanted to follow us? It would make the notification system useless.

Yours

Disgruntled of North Wales
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18/52 for the Flickr group 2014 weekly alphabet challenge

This week's theme was: R is for Round

Last week was horrendously busy and stressful with assessment deadlines that were absolutely non-negotiable. I didn't have time to go out to look for interesting round things to photograph and we had started to run out of fresh food by yesterday. By this morning, there was only one solitary apple left in the bowl.

Don't worry. We won't starve. I got the marks uploaded yesterday evening and the random sample of assignments was posted to the moderator in time to catch the last post, which is 12.30 pm on a Saturday. And then I went to the Co-op and did a big shop, so we have food again. Except I forgot to buy apples, so this is still the last solitary apple in the bowl.
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I just wanted to show off the cute Easter bunnies I've crocheted for the grandchildren.

And pooh! The preview images are still not working, so you'll just have to believe me when I say the bunnies are cute. :(
I can't resist showing off the Easter Bunnies and crochet baskets I've made for my grandchildren. The baskets I just improvised so there's no pattern. However, I talked about them here. If you want to make your own bunnies, t...
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FE lecturer in a local tertiary college.
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Previously
Manchester - London - Norwich - Gwynedd
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Tagline
Doing the little things in life.
Introduction
I'm a middle-aged teacher, writer, amateur photographer and animal lover living in Gwynedd, Wales UK.
 
Dw i'n siarad Cymraeg. Dw i isio defnyddio'r iaith ar y we i ymarfer darllen ac ysgrifennu, ond sut? Dw i'm yn siwr...
Bragging rights
After dismally failing to get a university degree aged 20, I now have three of them, all gained as an adult.
Education
  • UCW Wales, Newport
    BA (Hons) Education, 2008 - 2011
  • Open University
    BA (Hons) Humanities with a speciality in Creative Writing, 2008 - 2013
  • Open University
    BA (Hons) Open, 1991 - 1997
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If you know me via writing groups or Flickr, I also use my middle name of Helen online.