Happy February , Everyone. Just a quick post to clear my camera of a few snapshots of my month. There has been a bit of decorating, a lot of dust, some nice day trips out in Bridget and a few crafty bits and bobs.
R decided that he needed a new coat, so a trip to the Outlet Village in Swindon was planned. Rather than go straight there, we stopped off at Liddington Castle, a late Bronze Age/ early Iron Age hill fort in Wiltshire. It was a bit of an uphill trek and very exposed to the wind. I was wearing ALL the knitwear and was still freezing. The views were worth it though and we treated ourselves to a pub lunch afterwards to recover.
A poor photo of the bank and ditch:
My new dining chair cushion made from sock leftovers and minis from my advent calendar:
Painting the hall. We made a bit of a boo boo doing this. Prior to starting, I suggested to R that we sand the floor first as it was looking rather sad and worn by the entrance. He decided against it, saying that it was only bad in one patch and a bit of dust was easily cleaned up. Famous last words! I spent a week painting, only for it all to be covered in a film of dust when he then decided that he might as well do the entire hall and got out his belt sander. I was not best pleased!
Supermarket tete a tetes:
A visit to Bristol to visit E. We thought we'd try out the vegan menu at Zizzi's. I can thoroughly recommend it, especially the chocolate and hazelnut torte with vegan ice cream. We shared one and it was delicious, but too much even for the 2 of us. E took the rest home in a doggy bag!
A trip to Cirencester. There was an L.S.Lowry exhibition on at the gallery which we pottered round. Most were signed prints but a few were originals. Sorry no photos were taken, but my favourite was probably an oil painting of a small boat. It was priced at over £300,000. Looking at it objectively, if I ignored the signature, I probably wouldn't have been that tempted if I'd come across it in a charity shop. Maybe I'd have bought it for the frame. Deciding that we weren't Lowry fans, we wandered round the town (lovely) and warmed up with a coffee before driving home.
My Christmas Eve cast on. 'Gilmore Girls' Socks' in the 'I smell Snow' colourway:
A dog walk with a friend:
Snowdrops - are they early this year?
Digging out my English paper piecing. It has been languishing for far too long, so I'm determined to at least get a cushion out of it:
Another pair of socks using some birthday yarn from L:
More signs of Spring - Camellias:
....... and my Mothers' Day Narcissi from last year. I potted them up outside when they had stopped flowering and it's lovely to see them growing again.
Well, that's my camera clear. I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful sunny, cold snap that we're having. I spent the morning outside gardening and can just about feel my fingers again!
Wishing you all a happy week.
Toodle pip for now. x