Saturday, May 27, 2017
As always, it was great to catch up with the stitching, lunch and class girls last Wednesday. They have been busy! Janet has three littlies and her eldest is at school this year so her dolly had to have a winter uniform. The shirt even has cuffs and the dress has pleats too.
Friday, May 19, 2017
We were pretty busy on holidays but I did manage to do a little stitching. I took far more but that was just in case! I managed to stitch one United Stitches block.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
We went for a walk from Monsal Head on Thursday, 11th May. I am not much of a walker but did manage fairly well. The scenery was lovely. We saw the Headstone Viaduct and then walked along the Wye Valley to Ashford-in-the-Water. We had a lovely lunch there.
We went into Bakewell too. I did try the famous Bakewell tart/pudding but as it has a very almond taste. Luckily Bruce liked it. It is a nice own once again thought I didn't get many photos.
On Friday we had a quiet day and just walked to the quirky Oil Can Cafe in the Carding Shed in Hepworth, right near where we were staying. It was a very interesting place with old cars, cute retro shops and a nice cafe.
Then it was just packing up before we headed to Manchester on Saturday for our first flight. We are now safely home, unpacked and most of the washing is done. It is very nice to be home and to sleep in our own bed last night.
Friday, May 12, 2017
One of the places I really wanted to see was Eyam. This is the little village that is written about in Geraldine Brook's book "Year of Wonders", which is one of my favourite books. The village battled the plague in 1665 and then chose to quarantine the town. It is a very moving novel but it was even more moving to be there.