Back in October 2020
🏃 during my walk on that particular day I took a couple of photos of the gardens at the Engineer's House Park (Parque La Casa del Ingeniero) that had been hidden for so long but is now open to the public. I promised I would return to take more.
This time I have mostly taken photos of the new traffic park or sometimes called traffic garden situated within this park. This is where children learn about road safety and traffic rules. I don't recall there being children's traffic parks in the UK when I went to school.
I wonder if there are any now? Do you have them where you live?
|Traffic police reception and warehouse|
|Mini network of roads with traffic lights|
The following are a few more photos I took of the main part of the park:
This is the old Engineer's house which they have refurbished and it has become a social centre where lots of different types of courses are given (in normal times of course).
The Returnees :
Wonderful to see bloggers who have been away from blogging return to us here in blogland. Having been away from my blog for 10 months in 2020 I do know just how life can get in our way and some things have to be set to one side for awhile. Great to have you back!
Welcome back to Jacquie on Bunny Mummy, Mouse on View from the Teapot, Penny on Violet White, Chrissie on Chrissie's blog.
Alexia Pros and Cons:
Having fully explained in detail to Sr P and shared with him the comments given on my last post we have decided we are not going to get an Alexa at present. We are going to give it some more thought.Many thanks fall of you for all your comments which I have replied to on my last post.
Baby Blanket completed:
A few nicer snapshots of my great nephew's blanket. As baby won't be arriving until April and the post office still has a heavy backlog of Christmas post I won't be sending it to the UK until the end of the month. Therefore, as I have some of the yarn to spare I may just have time to crochet a little hat as well. A nice quick make!
I used Katia Planet Aran yarn in white,peal grey and green agua and a 5,00 hook. Easy to crochet with,soft and warm. I didn't use a pattern for the body of the blanket or the border. The bows are from The Perfect knot crochet.
Stay safe and keep well
PS: Thanks to the inconsideration of one of my grand-daughter's class mates at college she and the rest of her class have had to be tested for Covid19 this morning.
Please let it be negative 💗
Oh, I hope your grand-daughter tests negative.🤞ReplyDelete
The baby blanket is lovely and will be cherished, I'm sure. What a great idea the traffic park is. I've never heard of anything like that near me, maybe there's one elsewhere in the UK. The children round here have to have their cycling safety lessons on the (quieter)roads - not always the safest thing for fledgling cyclists! xx
Hi HH, Holding our breath here about the Covid test!! I vaguely remember (it was a long time ago)that a police man came to visit us at school and gave us a talk with slides. I think a traffic park is much more fun. A xDelete
The traffic park looks like a good idea - we could do with these in the UK too. I have always though 'pretend' roads wold be a good idea for learner drivers before they progress onto the real scary roads.
The blanket is lovely and I'm sure it will be appreciated.
It certainly would be a good idea for learner adults too. I learnt to drive in Spain so I do find it awkward when I try to drive back home. A xDelete
Never seen one of those traffic parks here in the uk, but they are in Africa and I remember as a child loving going when the school would take a class at a time to learn the rules of the road. The crochet blankie looks lovely and snuggly xxxReplyDelete
Thanks :-) The traffic parks seem very practical to me and fun for the childdren. It will help them learn to use a bike on the roads as the Spanish are not very use to bikes still. A xDelete
A traffic park is a great idea, I haven't seen anything like it here it's a beautiful park too. I love the blanket lovely colours, a hat to go with it is a great idea. I've got my fingers crossed that your grand daughter has a negative test result.ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda :-) The test results were negative....thank goodness! A scary moment. I have finished the dinky hat matching the blanket. Such a delight to make something small. A xDelete
I'm praying that your granddaughters test will be negative. These are definitely scary times we're living in.ReplyDelete
I have never seen anything like that traffic park but it is a brilliant idea. We need more of them all over the world! :-)
And Amanda, that baby blanket is beautiful. I know it will be cherished because of the love you put into it.
Blessings and hugs,
Thanks Betsy :-) Grand-daughter's results is negative....that was so worrying but she is ok...sigh!! A xDelete
Oh how I love seeing your palm trees! What a smart park for kids! I absolutely love the colors and design of your blanket, I'm so impressed with it and can't wait to see the hat to match! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Teresa :-) Finished the dinky hat to go with the baby blanket will include in my next post. A xDelete
The park where you live looks a suitable place to teach road safety to schoolchildren. I've never seen any special parks here, but schools still teach about road safety in school. I believe lessons can be done in the playground using equipment. Staff can put out equipment such as temporary crossings, road lanes and traffic signals etc. You've been busy making the baby blanket and it's lovely. I hope all is well with you and your family and your granddaughter tested covid negative. xx LindaReplyDelete
Thank you Linda :-) I vaguely remember that a policeman came to visit us at school and gave us a talk with slides. I think a traffic park is much more fun. Grand-daughter's test results is negative...thank goodness! A xDelete
Love the hat idea to go with that darling blanketReplyDelete
Hi Kathy,Thanks :-) A tiny hat.is a nice quick make..just right after taking so long on the blanket :-) A xDelete
I love the colours you used in the little blanket - so pretty! LizReplyDelete
Thanks Liz :-) I have made a matching hat to go with the blanket too. A xDelete
The garden is beautiful and so is that amazing blanket you made. Well done Amanda. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mere :-) Little Buddy's blanket is fabulous too. A xDelete
Great beautiful traffic park, beautiful to see!ReplyDelete
The baby blanket has become so beautiful, really a beauty.
Hope your granddaughter can stay healthy.
Thank you Loes for calling in. Grand-daughter is fine results were negative :-) A xDelete
Fingers crossed that it comes back negative.That pretty little blanket reminds me of the seaside. It would be lovely as a lap blanket .ReplyDelete
It has thank goodness Cherie.....negative result. I can breath again! A xDelete