On our way up to Yorkshire we met my cousin and family for Sunday lunch and she gave me this box of freshly laid eggs from her hens. Aren’t they pretty colours? The labelling on the box made me laugh. I think there might be a lucky rooster in the mansion!
On the way up I’d checked my emails and had that heart stopping email titled ‘We have news about your lottery ticket.’ It wasn’t a life changing amount, but £25 is good pocket money. I treated myself to a ball of Marble Chunky I’ve admired for ages because I love the colours, and the new Simply Crochet.
As a fan of Last of the Summer Wine I was delighted on Monday to see some of the haunts of Foggy, Compo and Clegg in Holmfirth, with Trish of Made by Patch. We’ve emailed and sent little packages to each other for over three years, since we began our blogs, so it was fab to finally meet.
The weather was very wet and gusty, to say the least, so it was good to have lunch and drip dry after our mini tour. This is my ‘Dirty Burger’ from The Old Bridge pub, it was delicious. Obviously you’ll see I went for the healthy option!
We mooched around a few yarn shops and both bought marble chunky. Then we browsed in a secondhand bookshop which is tucked away in one of the narrow lanes. Holmforth is built up the sides of the Holme valley so has many steps and winding alleys, it’s a great place to explore.
Meanwhile, the Mister was fishing at Scout Dike reservoir where a class of 8/9 year olds and 4 adults came upon him and watched him bring in a second rainbow trout with lots of wows. One little lad said “My Dad fishes up here but he never catches owt!”
Yesterday the weather couldn’t have been more different; it was around 15 degrees and so warm that we ended up taking off our coats for part of the circular costal walk we did from Flamborough to North Landing, to Flamborough Head and back around to the village.
After the 8.5 mile walk I really felt I deserved my pint mug of tea and chocolate. Today we’ve walked 5.5 miles. I’m keeping a record so I can see how far we’ve walked by the end of the week.
I had a brainwave about the trout on Monday night, and so today met up with someone else. That story is for next time…
What beautiful scenery, Holmfirth and Flamborough are both gorgeous, Flamborough just has the edge, but I would say that, wouldn’t I? Nice fishing! Nice yarn! Enjoy the rest of your Yorkshire trip.
Looks so lovely. Especially the chips and the wool. What is this Marble Chunky you speak of? Who makes it?
Cheers my dear.
James C Brett. An affordable chunky acrylic which feels so soft to work with, I’ve knitted a pink slouchy beanie and crocheted a shell type pattern scarf from it – a few years ago.
great. I’ll go and check out what Roger has in stock.
I love Holmfirth and visit every summer for scones and jam in Ivy’s cafe. A beautiful valley and town.
Mmm cream tea!
Your marble chunky is looking great, the colours are gorgeous. Mine is as yet untouched… I’m tempted…. but other things are underway. Not sure mine will turn into what it was supposed to!
Mine isn’t like that anymore…I’ve already undone it and restarted. It’s a theme this year!
When I got the variegated yarn for my cowl I had to play with it lots before I decided what to do with it!! All part of the fun I reckon.
I love reading about your adventures and enjoy all the photos. Thanks Rachell
Thanks Jane, that’s lovely.
That’s a cute place to explore. It’s always fun to meet other bloggers you’ve been following for ages.
I’m a fan of Last of Summer Wine too, visited Holmfirth aeons ago for the same reason…we lived in Manchester at the time. Was a great day out.
Love the coastal pics.
I too love the boys from “The Last of the Summer Wine”. Recognized the cafe.
Maybe one day I too will visit Holmfirth.
Cheryl, from Canada