The hunter-gather came home with a smaller haul than usual, but another good catch from a morning fishing session. Caught with a may-fly which is late for this time of year apparently.
Sunny morning x stitch, starting a kit I bought last year from Liberty of London.
I fancied a spot of baking and had the ingredients to make an Olive, Onion and Basil scone. It was just baking when the fisherman arrived home with uncannily good timing.
Instead of the usual (rather dreary) DJ one of my favourite comics stood-in, while the other was at Glastonbury, on Saturday afternoon. When we saw Rhod at a comedy gig last year I laughed so much I cried. I crocheted with cotton while I chuckled along to the radio.
Another walk along the canal, but in a different direction this time, to look for some geocaches. We chatted to a local character who has noticed many people wandering up the nearby lane off the canal to peer into the underground, looking for caches. The we helped a woman with a swing bridge as her husband passed under on their hired narrow boat. In return for answering my quick-fire narrow boat related questions we heard all about her son’s recent graduation and future career plans. Funnily they were from the area of Yorkshire where we should have been for the weekend.
Quite stunning tree fungus. I imagine there’s a troupe of fairies who live around this ivy clad tree.
You may coat the ground with concrete and with gravel, but we shall not be deterred from flowering.
All those heads ready to sprinkle their seed for more poppies next year. I must remember to walk here again.
It’s unclear, but through a gap in the hedge next to the canal I spotted a white sofa and glass coffee table. It looks like an outside shoot for an interiors magazine.
The lambs and sheep were going bananas in the field opposite. What a din!
Ah, there are a shepherd and his lad shearing them.
“Rachel, if you carry on stroking her too much she’ll follow us all the way home.” It’s so hard though, she’s a very young cat with friendly curious eyes, and a funny way of leaping in front of you for more love.
Back home to finish the last few rows of string bag II. It’s now ready for steam blocking.
Gentle fun, ended with some glasses of Pimms and a meal at a local pub with a friend. Happy days, after the disappointment of cancelled plans.
and did the cat follow you home?
She was distracted by a jogger who wanted an excuse to stop running for a while!
Sounds like a lovely, relaxing day to me. Much better than being in a traffic jam ;) Think I have yet to recover from my weekend but that will teach me not to be such a party animal… And at my age… Shocking!!!
Lovely post and what more could a girl ask for – homemade bread, Liberty and Pimms all in one post x
That bag looks awesome!
Lovely photos, I just love the way Poppies manage to find a way to show their beauty. I think I would of had a problem not to take that little kitten home :) glad the weekend turned out ok.