Sunday, 20 August 2017

Cycled Out

Done two more cycle rides this week Saturday and Sunday. One and half hours on both days, first one doing my homework for 'Couch to 50 km' and today a circular route from Croome with Women on Wheels organised by our trusty tutor Rachel.  Had a fabulous time, I stayed dry and my bicycle chain managed to stay on for the whole ride. The down side is that I am heavily handicapped because my bike is a hybrid and very heavy which makes me very slow on any inclines.

Heading to the Hills for my homework on Saturday morning.
It was a killer!!

Friday, 18 August 2017

What a Bargain

Spotted this in the NT secondhand bookshop at Charlecote and it is full of fabulous prose.

Yet Another Grand Day Out

Spot the deer

Although the weather forecast was a bit 'iffy' DH and I decided to have a day out yesterday and went to Charlecote.  What a lovely place.  We had a walk in the grounds and then ventured into the house.  Another place we will certainly visit again.

Glad we do not wash like this any more

Lots of design ideas

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What have I been up to?

For the past six weeks I have been trying to get myself more confident in riding my bike on the roads around Malvern by participating in a group organised by Malvern Hills DC - 'Couch to 50km'.  This week we did 21 km (13.2 miles) in just over an hour. We do the 50 km ride during Week 6 so lots more training needed.  Homework this week includes riding up steep hills - so no shortage of them here ...

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Wish I was there

Angel's Fishing Rods at Bodnant. At least it might not be raining now.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Life is Full of Surprises

I had no idea there was such an interesting museum lurking in Bradford.  My friend suggested that we go to the Bradford Industrial Museum as there was a textile exhibition by FLAX that she wanted to see.  We spent a fascinating morning looking at all sorts of machinery and equipment associated with the local area.  I will certainly visit again.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Another Little Trip

Just had a few days away, firstly to pick up my quilt from Father's Heart in Bradford, where it has now been long arm quilted and, secondly, to catch up with friends.  We managed to call in at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the drive up and found there was a Tony Cragg sculpture exhibition 'A Rare Category of Objects' and also a display of Alice Pattullo's work 'Of House and Home'.  Both excellent and a nice break in our journey.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sunshine and Rain

Here's the sunshine .... the short sunflower seeds I sew after receiving them at a wedding are just starting to flower along with borage, daisies and Inulas.  Very jolly site.

and here is the rain .... we went to Bodnant Gardens whilst we were away and the heavens opened and we got very wet.  The gardens were fabulous which made up for the weather.