Afternoon Tea


I hope you are all ok in Blogland. I am so sorry I have not typed my blog for so long. I have been a bit busy making for Craft Fairs at a National Trust, Upton House and a Sunday Craft Fair in the Cotswolds. I have chatted to lots of interesting people and had a lot of feedback about my makes, mostly positive though someone didn’t like my eyeless crocheted lavender mice on my stall. I have become a stockist of Sam Wilson goods and my lovely supportive husband has set up a new website for me.

We decided after all the manic few weeks we would take up the offer of an afternoon tea in the Cotswolds from two of our oldest friends. We should have gone a year ago, but as usual we left it to the last minute. The children have finished their Alevels and GCSEs respectively, so we just wanted a bit of us time.

We set off early and arrived at Hidcote House which we have been to before, but never in the sunshine it was so pretty and we spent an hour and a half walking around the garden.

We then got in the car and had a ride into Chipping Campden and of course I had to stop at the Sam Wilson shop there, I wouldn’t sell anything I didn’t love would I.

I was then dragged to the car (my husband hates shopping)  as we were running out of time for our Afternoon tea, we were both starving and we were not disappointed with our late lunch.

Sunday Dog Walk

Well at last, I have five minutes to type my blog post. It has been very exciting here as my new Knitting book should be available to purchase from the beginning of September.

My husband and I have been very busy at work as well so before the weekend had completely gone we decided to visit the village of Harbury with our dog. Millie loves going off the lead and Harbury has a great playing field for dog walkers. Our Yorkie was in her element chasing a Westie and Red Setter. It is great to see how confident she is now and not the nervous Dog Trust rescue she was when we had her.

The first thing that stuck me was the beautiful gardens and the amount of flowers that were already big and blousy.



Harbury is such a pretty village anyway with thatched houses, stone cottages and Georgian houses. It is a quaint place with very friendly people. As we walked we noticed there are a lot of new buildings going up on the edge of the village, but it looks like the builders are trying to make them blend in.



I did do a bit of daydreaming as I found my dream cottage, but work another week I think as I have not won the lottery yet.

Sunday Funday

Sunday was great fun, visiting family in Shropshire, the sun was out again!!!!.




We had a great meal at ‘The Half Moon’ in Jackfield, the meal was huge and we could only manage mains, but the service was good and there was a really good atmosphere. The tables outside the pub were full of customers enjoying the view and getting a few rays it felt like June, lovely.










We had to walk the dog and my Mum, only joking. You have to have a walk on a Sunday its the law.