Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Bank Holiday!!

As everyone knows,, a Bank Holiday in the UK usually means rain, rain and more rain,, and yesterday was no exception!! DH and I both had the day off so decided to go out whatever the weather.
Neither of us had ever been to Woolacombe in North Devon,, so off we went. On the way we stopped in Tiverton, a nice little town.
Clock Tower
As you can see,, it was a grey day!! The clock tower was gifted to the town by Thomas Ford.
And as you can see,, this is Edward The Peacemaker,, he became King when Queen Victoria died!  We had a cup of tea in a little tea-room called Mallards,, recommended should you visit Tiverton!!
We headed off for Woolacombe,, in the never ending rain. If we all waited for nice weather in this country (UK), we would never go out!!

The people in the sea were mainly youngsters with their wetsuits on and their bodyboards! No,, I didn't dip a toe in the water,, it looked cold!! We then headed over to Ilfracombe and had some fish and chips in the Ilfracombe Fryer! By which time we had had enough of the rain,, so decided to take a slow drive home!
I have been working on my redwork patches, but no pictures, I am up to number 16, out of 31. I usually work on them when sat in front of the TV.
I went to the car boot sale on Sunday and picked up,,,,,,,,,
70 skeins of DMC and some large pieces of stitchery fabric for £10,, bargain! And a couple of other bits. A DMC skein can cost anywhere between 70p and 95p, depending on where you go!
The other day, I had a glass of water and put it on the floor for a moment,, it must of had a wet bottom,, because when I went to pick it up I saw this,,,,,,,,,,
and as I am writing this, the sun is shining!!!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

New Post

What better word for a blog post,,, but this week I did get some lovely post from the postie too!! First up is a bag that was made,, for me!! I call it my M T bag at the moment, until I fill it!!

It was made by Marian and is a one-off!! Visit her blog to see more of the same,, but very different!!! Marian called my bag 'Check out the flowers',  cos of the fabric!
My next parcel was from Liz,, and as I don't do E-bay,, Liz very kindly got me a generous yard of some fabric,,
that I love. Absolutely no idea what it is going to be used for,,, but it is brilliant. It is by Timeless Treasures.
DH and I had a day out to Sherborne, in Dorset, the other day. It was a scorcher of a day, I didn't expect it to be that hot!!

The gold post box is outside the post office and it celebrates the gold won in the Olympics by local Peter Wilson. And if you can see the name of the cafe, The Bakery Cafe,, we went in there for a cuppa,, and a slice of cake!

 This place has been here for 3 years or so,, and we have never been,,, we will be going again!! And a nice picture of the Abbey to finish with,,,