Small sewing interlude

A small sewing project, for my husband’s mum: two draught excluders. I saw some great patterns… but then Husband pointed out his mum needed them now, not in the summer! Good point!!! So I sewed two tubes to an appropriate size (allow extra for the ends). I then filled some glamorous tights with split peas…

January Walking

Walking through Jan. A little snow and frost. A cross-country race. A few bright days. My favourite is the washing line 😉

Allotment & Greenhouse/ coming & going

I’m all out of sync. My dad died. He was a lovely person. I’ll be coming and going here. Some photos from the allotment and garden for now.    

Thinking small

Hello again. I’ve been missing in action for family reasons. These reasons continue. I’ll be coming and going for a while. In the meantime a few pics with my new toy – a macro lens for my iPhone. I know I’m a bit slow on the uptake on this, but somehow I just never got…

Snow

The snow came. And the cold. -10.2 – I’ve never known it so cold here in the south of England. It was like being in Norway – so cold and dry and bright and beautiful. It was exhilarating just to be out in it. This was the lull after the first couple of days. A…

Scotney Old & New

At the end of January, I followed the small amount of sunlight to Scotney. It’s really old – c. 1378. Even the “new” castle is old around 1843. Lots of people were out walking; a bit of fresh air goes a long way at this time of year. A robin came and hung out with…

Seeking the snow

A couple of weekends ago, it was snowing at home but not laying, so in the bid for fresh air and the real stuff I went to Ightham which is about 350 ft higher up the hill. Just enough for a little tiny bit of laying snow….and a bit of a blizzard. Ah, it makes…

Walled

So I had a little trip to Penshurst Place. It’s ages since I’ve been. I went on a whim, following the sunshine rather than heading to Knole as planned, which was under cloud. Still it was a bit of a strange walk, as the house and gardens are closed for the winter, so all I could…

London Days

I’ve not been well, so just doing short trips and walks. However, I didn’t want to miss the Scythians Exhibition at the British Museum (which was fab – amazing gold work, 2,500 years old), so I made my plan. No photos in the exhibitions, but it was a lovely sunny day so a few pics…