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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.


  1. ho wow, beautiful pictures of what it seems to be a very lovely place !
    and who says it's always raining in England ? =)
    I can see a perfect blue sky =)
    I love your table mat ! very beautiful...
    and great job on the chair !

  2. Good luck in the show, hopefully your beautiful cushion will be a winner.

  3. What a lovely place to visit!! The Little League World Series is big in my house right now. I too have a hard time with how much athletes are paid and not held accountable for their behavior ~ especially when so many young people look up to them.
    Love your projects!

  4. Lovely pillow and place mat good luck for the show I am sure you will be a winner.
    Great photos looks like you and DH have been here and there this summer, hugs.

  5. I really love your projects Janet. What an excellent job you have done on caning the chair!