Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Better Late Than Never

I should have written this post last week but life,as per usual,
overtook me and before I knew where I was I had to 
post my Scavenger Hunt photos.
So here is my catch up on my days out from last week.

This lovely lady is Lynne from Textile Treasury,
a blog I have been following for a while and
who is doing the Norfolk Open Studios this year.

I think quite a few places do this where local artists
open their studies or houses for 2 weeks every year
for people to come and view
their work. I love going around mainly either textile
artists or potters studies.

My friend Chris and I thought we would have 
an afternoon out and pop along to say hello to Lynne..

She was every bit as nice as I thought she would be
and the 3 of us had a good old natter about life in general
before Chris and I "Ooohed and Aaahed' over Lynnes work.

It was a dreary day so the photos aren't as good as
they could be but there are some more on Lynnes blog. 

I love the real mix of fabrics on these quilts which remind me
of a Kaffe Fassett quilt book I have and who I know
Lynne is a fan off.

These I think are really fun.
It's great to meet fellow bloggers who you feel you already know
and who turn out to be someone you want to meet up with again.
We must have that coffee Lynne.

Saturday I returned to the part of the world where I spent
my childhood.
Mr T and I went to see the Rugby Union premiership final
at Twickenham Rugby ground.
We were a couple of hours earlier than we needed to be
so we walked through some of the places I remember as a child.

The park I used to go to has planted a huge swathe of 
wild flowers which looks fabulous and was a totally 
unexpected sight.

We had an ice cream walking along the Thames tow path
looking at the boats and watching the crowds. 
it was such a lovely morning I'm not surprised so many
people came out for a walk or cycle although alot
of them were rugby fans like us killing time.

I had forgotten how nice the Thames is this far up.
This is Richmond Lock which I had to walk across as a child to 
get to the swimming pool. Not sure parents would let
their children go out on their own now like they used in the 60's and 70's.
I must have been quite young as we moved to Devon 
when I was 11.

Having had a lovely walk down memory lane it was
time for the main event and watch the rugby.
World Cup next year so here's hoping we can get tickets for that.

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I love receiving them
even if I don't always reply to them.

Enjoy the rest of your week.
See you soon.



  1. We're having our little arts festival up this end of the country and it's such a treat and a great atmosphere around the county too. Wish it was on every week! I picked up Kaffe's quilting book in the library yesterday and put it back promptly - another hobby I don't need right now, though I've had my old sewing machine out lately for a spot of dressmaking, would you believe?It's always a good sign when you see poppies growing in a field. It means there's been no weedkiller or chemicals used in that area - that's what my Mother always told me anyway. I don't follow my National Rugby Team - why bother?lol Same as our football team who won't be going to Brazil!!
    Have a good weekend, Gill and I wish we lived nearer so we could meet up for coffee too! x

  2. Dear Gill what a lovely surprise! Thank you for such a great 'heads up' and I am so pleased you enjoyed visiting our Open Studios, it was great to meet you and Chris - and yes, we WILL meet up in Holy for that coffee - or even lunch!

    I love the wild flowers here, we seem to have stopped on the edge of a precipice and re-established wild flowers country-wide as they always used to be. And I never stop to think about the upper reaches of the Thames - it is beautiful, isn't it? Lxx

  3. You live in such artistic are I admire so much. I can feel the country life and how creative and warm people are. Wish we're here in Hong Kong have such artistic ambiance.

  4. So pleased you have joined the swap and thanks for putting the button your blog - I am really hoping we got lots more - maybe some overseas bloggers - as I think everyone hopes to get someone from somewhere far flung! Surprised to pop along for a browse and find you spent your childhood in Twickenham! snap! I moved there age 11 1/2 - you didn't go to Orleans Park school too did you?, hang out at the Barmey Arms/Black Dog, Cheeky Petes did you!!! (or were you my neighbour!!) Betty