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About charlotsite

I like to DIY,Sew,Quilt, Bake Too. Anything I can learn to fix or learn to make that is what I like and want to do. I am a stay at home mom to a 11 year old boy. And he is picking up DIY and making things out of stuff he finds , it a great feeling finding someone trash and making it out of something beautiful .




Hello my lovely readers 🙂 Long time no see, how’re you doing?

Yesterday I finally took my exam and I was really looking forward to write another blog post. Today I wanted to make a post about one of the things that I really enjoy, but I haven’t had time to do in the past weeks, a DIY. This is a really simple DIY, but I think the result is really cute.

Ayer finalmente hice mi examen y estaba deseando escribir otro post en el blog. Hoy querĂ­a hacer un post sobre una de las cosas que realmente disfruto, pero no he tenido tiempo de hacer en las Ăşltimas semanas, un DIY. Este es un DIY realmente simple, pero creo que el resultado es muy bonito.

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No, You can’t have too many books.


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cranky book cat Library cat says, “Don’t judge me.”

Over the course of his life, Umberto Eco amassed a collection of some thirty thousand books. The twentieth-century Italian novelist, philosopher, and medievalist housed his personal library in a labyrinthine expanse of long, bookcase-lined hallways that led to and through dozens of rooms, each of which was filled with rows of heavily laden shelves. Nestled here and there were large tables stacked high with more books and piles of manuscript pages. It was the kind of place you could easily—and if you were a bibliophile, happily—get lost in.

While my own library is immeasurably more modest than Signor Eco’s, the two do have something in common: both include a number of books never read by their owner.

I used to feel guilty about all the unread books on my shelves, but that was before I read about the “antilibrary.” The term was coined by

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Bingley and its Five Rise Locks

Bingley and its Five Rise Locks

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We decided to visit Bingley to view the famous Five Rise Lock staircase on the Leeds Liverpool canal, which is the steepest in Britain.   Bingley is located in West Yorkshire and can be accessed by train as Bingley is on the Airedale Line with regular services from Leeds and Bradford.  The Locks are approximately half a mile from the town centre just off Beck Lane and street parking is available nearby.

image Traditional signpost at the Five Rise Locks, Bingley

image Lock keeper and boater operating the ground paddle

The Locks opened in 1774 and rise a total of 60 feet allowing boats to be lifted or lowered in five stages.  A lock staircase is where the locks open directly from one to another, meaning that the top gate of one forms the bottom gate of the next.  As a boat enters the lock chamber to descend the staircase the water…

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