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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Very sporty times here at the moment.

There is so such much sport on the TV at the moment, it's just as well we are having so much rain and can't garden, but I can sit and sew and watch the sport.  I have enjoyed watching the cricket England versus Australia playing for the 'Ashes', particularly as England have won the series, just one more match to play.  Even though they lost the Aussies never give up they always come fighting back.  Plus of course there is World Championship athletics from Moscow, which is pretty exciting.  The only thing I am not happy about is the football season has started already, and we are only in August.  This is supposed to be a Winter game, I don't enjoy football so much now, too much bad language and childish behaviour by the players. My DH tells me there is a lot of money involved now, how can a footballer be worth millions it doesn't make sense to me.  I much prefer watching rugby union.  Whinge over!

We visited a town here in Devon called Kingsbridge, as you can see it's built on a very steep hill.


So here we are going down, there are some lovely little shops, lots of boutique types of clothes shops, and little cafes and bakery shops.  We found one that sold delicious smelling pasties, so we bought a couple for a picnic lunch.

Thought you might like a little giggle about this!
This photo was taken on our way down the hill, it looks a little oasis of calm amongst all the hustle and bustle of a busy town on a Saturday morning.
This is where we ate our pasties!  When we did get to the bottom of town there was a Farmers Market which was a bonus, so we had a little mooch about there.
I have finished one entry for our Village Show, I hope you like it.
The chair is a very old one, it belonged to my parents.  The cane work at the back was a bit battered, so a friend showed me how to re-cane it.  I was pleased with the end result and enjoyed doing it.
I have eventually finished one of the four table mats I am sewing - so one down three more to do.
I hope all of you are well and enjoying what ever you are up to, just noticed the date here on my computer screen 15th AUGUST, so that means we are half way through the month already, I am not going to mention the 'C' word yet.  Thanks for visiting me, I just love reading your comments as much as I enjoy reading your blogs.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Umbrellas out again.

After all that hot hot weather, here comes the rain again.  The garden is just lapping it all up, and it saves a job in the evening.  Busy dead heading the roses and my sweet peas.  Guess what my Gloriosa Rothschild is flowering for the first time, I am so chuffed.

And here it is, it grown from a small tuber and is a tender plant so I have it in my conservatory.
We went down to the fishing town of Brixham last weekend, my DS lives there, had a walk around there are lots of  little narrow lanes.
Couldn't resist taking this photo of these unbelievably steep steps, but the thing that really surprised me was that hidden behind the chap you can see walking down the steps is an old man climbing up with the help of two sticks - I think he deserves a medal.
My DH loves any seafood especially crab, he just couldn't walk past this stall without buying some.

There is a statue on the quay side of William of Orange who landed here in 1688.


I was a little taken aback by the bottom 2 lines, but I then remembered that a couple of years after he became King he was instrumental in bringing in the Act of Toleration, which meant all religions were to be tolerated. So there you go - your history lesson for today.

As you can see the tide was out!  The big ship is a replica of the Golden Hind which was Sir Francis Drake's ship - even more history.

We had a lovely day there pretending we were holiday makers just for the day!

I haven't done much sewing lately, busy in the garden and other things.  My DGD is a lot better still a little sore, but she is not eating very much which is a worry.  I will have to make some tempting dishes for her, her favourites are Carrot Cake and Chocolate Blancmange.  I will say bye bye for now, thankyou for visiting and I will come back soon.