What Ho,Old Beans! Well, we've reached the 'let's unload the camera' time again. I'm painfully aware that other people have beautifully written and constructed blog posts with a definite theme involved. Mine is more of random collection of bits and bobs with very little connecting them, other than the fact that they are happy moments which I would like to remember.
I thought that by this time E would be home for the summer, unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it and from whose perspective, she has managed to land herself a paid internship at the uni for 8 weeks. It was open to post grads as well, so we are very proud of her for getting it (and it will do her finances no end of good!), it's just that I miss having her at home. Here then are my displacement activities from the past 2 weeks, as I try to distract myself from my sad little empty nest:
R and I took a trip to Calne and then Devizes in Bridget. Whilst wandering around Calne at around lunch time, by happy chance we managed to stumble across a cute little veggie/vegan cafe set in a small courtyard. As we weren't that hungry, we just opted for panini (delicious!). although R then regretted his choice when he noticed our fellow diners tucking into a veggie curry and vegan all day breakfast!
Another play at The Watermill. The girl playing Bottom stole the show.
A relaxing day doing an embroidered hanging workshop at a local farm. These were the ones provided as exemplars:
............... and here's the one I did:
2 finished objects. Firstly, my Soiree Sweater in Stranded Dyeworks' Shiner Colourway:
....... and my Hipster Shawl (pattern by Joji Locatelli) in Malabrigo 'Hot Java' yarn:
I would apologise for the state of the unplumped cushions in the background, but that would imply that it is not the usual state of affairs!
Making a new willow cloche for the garden:
After unpacking we went to Cafe Van Gogh for lunch. This is a vegan cafe set in a church around the corner from where Van Gogh used to live. The setting was lovely and the food delicious.
My new cast on - the Featherweight Cardigan from the pattern book that L bought me for my birthday:
Going to see John Finnemore's show at The Anvil Theatre. I thoroughly enjoyed this, although the evening itself was a bit of a disaster as R's train was cancelled and I ended up having to go on my own.
Taking photos of some of our sparrow box residents. As usual we have sparrows in 2 of the 3 boxes and bees in the end one:
A day trip to Winchester with R. I have been many times before, but this was the first time that I had actually gone in the Cathedral.
Jane Austen's Grave:
St Swithun's remains:
Stunning Medieval tiles:
My first attempt at Kimchi. The recipe was from The Good Eatings Podcast and was supposed to contain wild garlic. Not having any, I substituted with normal garlic and some spring onions.
Finally, my supermarket Irises:
Toodle Pip for now. x