Monthly Knits-November 2016


Baby Blankets = 1

Bernat Little Royals


Dishcloths = 12

Bernat Mistletoe Ombre (9), a custom order


Bernat Berry Blast (3)


Squares for Pieces Afghan = 4

Random acrylic yarn I’m knitting up into squares for my Pieces Afghan


***I don’t plan on having a Monthly Knits post for December. Since craft show season is over, I’m taking a break from making inventory and have been working on my Frankie Brown Camo 10 Stitch Blanket. I hope to have it finished by Christmas. If I do, then I’ll have a post about it.***

Happy crafting!

© Cori Large 2 December 2016

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Recommended Restaurants around England

When I was in England a few months ago, I ate at some lovely restaurants. I love sharing wonderful places to eat. Some of them are in London, but others are in two other cities. To me, they’re worth a day’s travel. Here are some of the recommended restaurants around England we found:


McGuire’s Vintage Tea Room 

Stonehenge Walk Amesbury SP4 7DL

Phone: +44 7872 343527






LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! It hadn’t been open long. They had by china pattern! I’ve attached a picture of my crazy self with the coffee pot. Reasonably priced for the amount of food, coffee, and tea you get.

Reeve the Baker (a chain, but still great!)

9-11 Salisbury Street Amesbury SP4 7AW

Phone: 01980 622 135

Many a 2nd breakfast and lunch pasty were purchased here. I corrupted everyone when it came to the chicken curry pasty. Also learned the true sizes of sausage rolls. My MIL makes cocktail/bite-size ones. I was annoyed and it amused the staff. Also, got the Americans addicted to Clotted Cream.

Tandoori Nights (“our” local Indian place)

26 High Street Amesbury SP4 7DL

Phone: 01980 626260

2nd Phone: 01980 626126


Philip and I educated the rest of the American tourists on Indian food. I should have filmed it!


Sally Lunns

4 North Parade Passage Bath BA1 1NX

Phone: (01225) 461 634<>


Get there early! It fills up fast that and there’s usually a line of people waiting. The Bailey’s Hot Chocolate comes highly recommended by my husband.

*Literally a few doors down from Sally Lunns*

Tagine Zhor Restaurant

1a North Parade Bath BA1 1LF

Phone: 01225 466 437

Reservations: 01225 839 822<>

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You pretty much stepped out of Bath and into Morocco. I wish I had taken pictures of our food!

Recommended dishes: Moroccan mezze for 2 to share, Kofta Tagine, and the Traditional Moroccan Vegetable Cous Cous. I was defeated by my cous cous dish. I wanted to take it back to Amesbury with me. I didn’t want to leave it behind!


Il Castelletto

17 Bury Place London WC1A 2JB

Phone: 020 7405 2232


I whole-heartedly recommend the gnoochi. So light and fluffy, instead of dense balls of dough. I love this little restaurant!

The Little French Restaurant

18 Hogarth Place Earls Court London, SW5 0QY

Phone: 020 7370 0366

2nd Phone: 020 7244 6082<>

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Recommended dishes: Vichyssoise, Mushrooms ‘Stiltonnaise,’ Lamb Wellington, and Chocolate Mousse. Philip and I were having a laugh over the FRENCH restaurant’s choice of serving anything Wellington-style!!!

I loved all these restaurants and plan on revisiting them next trip.

(C) Cori Large 30 November 2016

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Cori’s 25 Days of Christmas Movies


Freeform, formerly ABC Family, has been advertising their Christmas movie schedule since the beginning of November. To be honest, most of the movies on their list, I have no desire to watch. So I decided to create my own 25 Days of Christmas Movies list:

  1. Christmas Vacation (What better way to kick off the season that with the Griswolds!)
  2. Home Alone
  3. Home Alone 2
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Childhood favorite)
  5. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  6. Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  7. Merry Madagascar (THE PENGUINS!)
  8. The Santa Claus
  9. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  10. A Year without a Santa Claus (This is one of my top 4 Christmas movies! Heatmiser vs. Snowmiser)
  11. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  12. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Honestly, the only version I can watch. All the others upset me too much. Tiny Tim…)
  13. Christmas Vacation again
  14. A Christmas Story (Husband is determined to get me to watch this movie. Never seen it before.)
  15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas—non-animated version
  16. A Disney Christmas Gift (This movie holds a very special place in my heart. I can recite this movie in my sleep. I love it so much, that when my TV with a VCR died, I was heartbroken because I didn’t think I’d ever get to watch this movie again. Husband found it somewhere on the internet and I have been reunited with my beloved film. No, it’s not available on DVD, or else I’d have a million copies of it.)
  17. Home Alone
  18. Merry Madagascar
  19. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  20. A Year without a Santa Claus
  21. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  22. How the Grinch Stole Christmas—animated verison
  23. Christmas Vacation
  24. Prep and Landing 1 & 2 (More recent additions to my list. Love these short films.)
  25. A Disney Christmas Gift

What are some of your Must Watch Christmas movies?

© Cori Large 1 December 2016

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