Saturday, 17 December 2011

...and now...

...officially vacated. 

I'm out on my own again and looking forward to being Wayward Rose again.  :)

The website will be revamped over the next month with a wider range of items, as will my Wayward Rose Etsy shop, which I've had closed for quite sometime.  Though beads are still available through Eithne Glass, just in case you wondered! 

I've some requests to teach some what and how computers work...from pushing the on button, to what Etsy is...and bead other bits and pieces, so life isn't boring.

And whilst I've been away my team has quietly been getting on with their life and revamp too...and I'm loathe to go to see them...they lose when I do, but I listen to all the games (this afternoon excepting), and watch when on, "Valley Floyd Road the mists rolling...."'s good to be back...

Monday, 25 July 2011

Life's been...

...hectic just recently and I know I've neglected everyone.

Quite awhile ago it was suggested I have some input into a shop at Creake Abbey...and this has been going on quietly for a few months.  It was done quietly for several reasons, firstly I had to see if it worked for me, also some conversations with the overall owner...their plans, etc.  Well, I'm now officially there.  Our signs have to be repainted, but we're now Love and the Rose and are stocking both our items, plus gorgeous prints and cards from Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints

and Ella Goodwin of Ella Goodwin Illustration

From Vicki Johnson of Stew Studios in Norwich Red Red Blue we have beautiful lights, scarves and tea towels.

and these lovely little shades from Michelle Bayford.

Other items are there for your perusal...and here's a taste of the whole...

So now you know where I vanished to...

Sunday, 10 July 2011


...I have my oxy-con back to working.  A week ago my oxygen machine, which gives me the oxygen to mix with gas to light my make the beads, broke!  Well, it stopped giving me air.  I had electric, but no after a little panic, I contacted hero, and told him my problem.  By return he suggested the problem and did I need the hose?  Yes...thank you...this arrived so quickly, it was almost here before I could draw breath.  This morning we followed Martin's instructions and replaced the hose...and lo, it works...beautifully!!

So be prepared...there will be new beads forming... Martin Tuffnell of Tuffnell Glass in Yorkshire.

It all...

...starts here.

With thirteen new faces showing up over the last few weeks, it's certainly been a busy pen at my club.  Some old faces have gone and good luck to them with their new teams.  The latest I've seen notes of is Llera who's reportedly training with Blackpool in Portugal.  Of course we'll see some back at the Valley during the season, as they play for opposition.

So...the usual opening game against Welling was yesterday, and reading reports overall it was satisfactory...sticky to start with some good Welling chances, but we survived those and in the second half(with a different eleven) we scored three.  Nice to see new boys get on the score sheet and a triallist too.  I would think a useful lesson.  Next off to sunnier climes as we go to Spain and face two championship sides; these will give a good indicator to how our close season training has gone, and if we're gelling.  Looking at the opposition in League One this year...we're going to need every ounce of gelling we can get!  But, I think we've got the wherewithall to do something special...

Wow!  That was scary...that fence can be awfully high to perch on!  Also..gel can get awfully sticky!!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Don't you...

...just love it when things go wrong!

When I sold my mini for the wee beastie seen below...I thought it was my mini, registered in my name.  So when we were sent a cheque and it arrived in another name, it made me smile...  And when a couple of days later we received paperwork saying a transfer had been made, I wondered.  Could they have the cheque back...please.  Then a few days later the cheque arrived back...with a note, ummm the transfer wasn't actually done, so would we accept the cheque...again in the other name.  Right, the left hand doesn't know what the right's doing, and they can't read.

Move on a couple of weeks and the new registration document arrives...and that's in the wrong name too!  Now, I'm I invisible?  Am I an appendage?  Did I say something?  It was made perfectly clear the document and cheque were the mini was and the new one is....mine!  I wonder who'll get the blame...the two men who dealt with the sale or the girl who works in the office from the documentation she's given!  I have my theory...

Well, if you're near Rudham in Norfolk today, it's their come buy some WI cakes...we do make exceedingly good cakes!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Farmer's Market...!  Always a busy and exhausting day, but so much fun.  Lots of people and goodies...and the holiday season is beginning to swing into existence...if I could find my camera I'd take photos, but there's always the phone. (Amanda...I'll take some).  Had good feedback on the new items, with some disappearing already.  I'll report later...gotta go!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Been a...

...bit busy around here!

Last weekend off we went and stayed a few days in sitting.  I had decided to get a new phone, which I accomplished and came away with an Omnia 7.  Oh! I just love playing with it, and it's cheaper to use than my old one, plus the phone itself was free...something I always love.

We also kind of came away with something else....this...

Cute isn't it!?  But I had to wave goodbye to my little red lady on Thursday when they came to Norfolk to do the switch...

Friday, 17 June 2011

It's gone...

...9am and the next season fixture list is out. Of course most eyes are on the Premier League, but those fans who have loves elsewhere have to look deeper.

My teams first match is at home against Bournemouth, followed by two away matches against Notts County and Colchester...then a visit from Scunthorpe. The full list is here Charlton 2011/2012 fixtures.

We meet the two Sheffields within a month, the new boys Stevenage is in October, and Preston in November.  I could go on, but the whole season is sprinkled with those all will think tougher...but then when you're fighting to get out this league, this season all matches will be tough.  We just need to support our team, wholeheartedly without no negative vibes now!

Monday, 13 June 2011

A mixed...


I've been making some more brooches with the beautiful handmade buttons I received, and this is the first of them...or rather this is the one I got the photo of as the weather got dark and I didn't get the rest

I will be looking for more and different buttons soon...

Also, when I left my old garden some were concerned (or mentioned) I might have a trouble with leaving all the pretty things, especially as I couldn't bring anything with me; my old garden was riddled with ground elder.  So I thought I'd show you a view of the side of the house, beside the cart shed....

I can live with that!  Now all I need to do is find out which it is!  I have four or five climbing roses, of which, I have no idea of name...any ideas gratefully listened to.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A second...

...goalkeeper comes through the gates at the Valley, though he has been through them before.  John Sullivan a loan player from Millwall has signed on a free transfer.

At 23 he is set to fight for the number one shirt with Robbie Elliot.  A Seagulls fan let's hope he helps us emulate their achievement of the last season.

...and what happened yesterday?  I think most people didn't think we'd win after a soggy first test against Sri Lanka, but what a two hours!  And a win by an innings and whatever runs was achieved.

I also managed three out of three for the money passed hands, but the winners were as predicted!  During yesterdays game they kept referring back to our match against Sunderland, and how special it was...I'll agree to that!

Monday, 30 May 2011

A walk... the sunshine.

Living in Norfolk we have some beautiful beaches to walk.  You can visit the wide spaces of Holkham, where Stephen Fry stood for the credits of Kingdom, and where Kiera Knightly and Gwenyth Paltrow also have.  You can go to our Jurassic beaches below cliffs, yes, Norfolk has cliffs!  At Sheringham and Runton to the east, and Hunstanton in the west, you can look for your fossils too.  You can twitch with the best as bird watchers abound over the salt marshes and reserves.  But, the other day I decided to visit another place.

When you say Burnham most people think of Burnham Market, a large village which has grown a reputation for holiday homes and select shopping, and was originally three villages.  But, Burnham Market isn't the only Burnham and is in fact only one of several Burnham villages.  Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Norton, Burnham Overy Town, Burnham Thorpe(Nelson's birthplace) and Burnham Overy Staithe.  Staithe is Old English for "landing place", and this is where I went for my walk.

Parking free on the quay is a blessing, just along from the local "The Hero".  The Norfolk Coastal Path runs along the dunes you can see in the distance.  A path has been raised through the salt marshes and you can pick sea spinach along the way.  You nod and chat to other walkers, all friendly, but if you time it right you won't meet many if you don't want to.

Looking back

The creeks

On the way

The beach

Homeward bound...

Sunday, 29 May 2011

And I...

...forgot to show you this...

 A fun light pull called "North Norfolk", as it looks like the sand, sea and sky of our beautiful coastline...

Saturday, 28 May 2011

I promised...

...a view of those buttons, now didn't I.

...and my new jewellery sticker...WRJ.

The red heart is now sold. 

Thursday, 26 May 2011



Well, that pen's getting some early use at the Valley, as the signings keep on coming.

Charlton yesterday agreed terms for a new 'keeper, Nick Pope from Bury Town (St Edmunds) with a two year contract.  A nineteen year old former Ipswich academy student.  He signs next month.

On the making front...I made a light pull yesterday.  Designed with ivory and misty blue glass, it looks like the sand dunes and beach with the sea, with several beads topping it, all threaded on a blue leather cord.  I've left it at the shop, but I will take a picture of it (if it's still there) next time I visit.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

An early...

...start to the summer signings.

The ball is hardly stored away until next season and we have signed our first new faces of the summer.  Danny Hollands has been signed on a three year deal.  A midfielder who left Bournemouth on Monday, signed for us on Tuesday...would that some others could find work that quickly.  A defensive midfielder who scores.  It is reported as "this is the first of many new signings".  It was quickly followed by the signing of another midfielder, another Bradley...Bradley Pritchard signed on a years contract with an option for a further year.

 Danny Hollands

 Bradley Pritchard

It gives a warm feeling having signings this early, we're so used to having to can feel the hope rising already.

Kelly Youga...a player I've always liked, has been given the opportunity to prove his fitness in pre-season.  After the devastating injury he received in October 2009, he has been given this opportunity...and if he can get back his "game", then we have a player back we've been sorely missing.  I, for one, wish him well.

 Kelly Youga

We were told they'd be changes this summer, but I don't think anyone thought it would be this just hope it is!

Monday, 23 May 2011


and Look and Hearts....

These buttons are sublime...

Don't you just love them!!  Watch out for them coming your way soon!  All made into something different.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

And the...

...dream goes on.

Heartbreak for those Luton fans who have seen, what some might say, was more than a discrepancy in the punishments metered out this season, but...the original Wimbledon...the team...AFC Wimbledon, formed after the others decamped to MK and who are, according to their own owner, nothing to do with the originals, won.  So, the club who was formed in 2002 will be playing league football next season after winning the play-off final on penalties.

I wish them well...

Also, while we are talking about what the majority of us watch...non-Premier League or Championship eldest grandson won Clubman of the Year, for his age group...voted by the managers of the club.  So looking for a left wing...   

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Brooches... promised here are some photos.

They're leather, silk and vintage or handmade buttons of varous designs.  They're backed with a pin clasp, and are all handsewn.

I'm rather pleased with them. 

Monday, 16 May 2011

Feet touching...

...floor at last!

Well, that was some month that was!  I can't even remember everything that went on, but at last I think I'm back to a relatively normal week.  

I didn't mention the...person who managed to bounce his car off mine a couple of weeks ago.  Came round a blind bend at me and after I'd pulled off the road and stopped he hit my wing, scored the door and smashed the mirror.  It is being mended.

Appeared at my first craft fair for ages yesterday, and though it wasn't the best for me, I did get to meet some lovely people and had some encouraging comments.   There were some gorgeous items for sale too...I could have spent too much!!

I also must tell you of my sister...she completed the London Moonwalk...and we're very proud of her!  She's a wonder!!

Back on the making theme, I have been making some brooches...they will be for sale on Etsy this week, and photos will be here soon.  Stitching leather isn't fun...or at least that's what my thumb is telling me.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


...or rather not, that's what the joys of the fan with internet access has given us.

So, rather than sitting in the local staring at the pint and dribbling incoherently into it at the lack of form...we can all type thoughts onto these screens which sit before us. 

We...or some can...rue the decision of owners...managers...the seeming lack of ability or response of players...the baiting and jeering of a portion of fans.  One thing is obvious, more points would be wonderful...we would be delirious if we were in Brighton's situation, but we're not.  We are where we are...

It's no good wishing or berating those who have put us here.  If you do that why not go back to the bad decision against Fulham from which they scored, and which deprived us of the points needed to remain in the Premiership...or the ferocious foul from Arsenal in the same season...a red card possibly, but that player went on to score against us in the game...or maybe Curbs decision to leave us.  Or maybe the then boards decision to employ particular managers who couldn't put a team together.  As said, we are where we are.

It is talked about the number of players we have out of contract in the Summer, and maybe this is a factor in our form...players don't know where they stand.  Well, if they don't fulfill their contracts now...what terms in any contract do they expect?!  The Summer will be interesting...

Do I expect Slater and Jimenez to stay with Chris Powell...yes.  Do I want them to...yes!  Do I think players don't want to  But then I've been around longer than the internet... before the heady days of council elections...when fans were expected to turn up and just their team through thick and thin, because your blood flowed with the colour and badge of your team...your heart had it emblazoned on it...cut me and I bleed for my team and I'm damned sure CP's does too!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


...was my sister's birthday(I won't say which), and though she had to work, she had a good day...and out to dinner in the evening.

Happy birthday, li'l sis!

She's also taking part in this years London Moon Walk, the full version, not the half one.  This is the night of the 14th May.  We're very proud of her, and think she's a wonder!

Closer to home I've joined ActiveNorfolk...which is a group promoting fitness in the county.  I'm starting first walk was along the river and railway routes in's not an amble(though they do those too), they pace it out...and walks are countywide.  There are also opportunities to some other sports too.  You do what you want, when you can, but it's good to have company, and an incentive to go.

Saturday is Fakenham Farmer's Market so, if you're in the area, pop along.  It's a good mix of food and crafts.  If you want to find it, it's in the Market Square...and Fakenham has free parking!!  Just pick the right car parks.

Saturday is also a busy day if you support can follow the cricket against Sri Lanka in the morning and then the football team later.  My team play Bournemouth on the south coast in the afternoon...after last night's draw against one of the form teams, we find ourselves facing another.  Let's hope we can go one better, though I'm sure there will be a lot of negative words written and spoken about it all, before we even kick a ball. 

Anyway, I best make some soon!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Another little...

...flame came into my life a couple weeks ago, and this one doesn't hurt when you touch it. 

It's the most glorious art yarn...soft...fluffy...and oh such a wonderful colour!

How could I resist it!  I have two skeins, and if I had more I'd make something to wear with it, but I'm knitting furiously to make a cushion panel.  Simple, but who needs fancy with yarn as wonderful as this!

My supply came from a lovely lady in Colorado, who I had already received some silk from.  Have a look at the beautifully named....  Larkspur Funny Farm

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Just a...

...glimpse of things going on....

and then....

My cuffs can now be found at North Creake barns...the lovely Jane Penny Richings of Love-Cushions has some of my jewellery alongside her beautiful textile can find her here Love Cushions

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Some new colours...

...some older colours, and a couple of treasurys.  That's been about the limit of my online attendance for the last few I share...

As different to each other as they can be!

Have fun...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The new...

...colours flew out the door, so I've made a few more and colours of spacers.

There are a couple more, but they're still waiting to be cleaned...