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Stroll round Portland

Well it's been a bit of an epic but I'm gradually managing to sort through all the photos of last weekend. There were over 1000! no really, we had three cameras with us. Oliver's was the swishest , some sort of Canon, very fancy! Not strictly his, on loan from his work. Tony and I have both got Panasonic Lumix, mine FZ45 his FZ150.  It was truly a photo fest. Anyhow ENOUGH of this geekery. Back to the facts. Isle of Portland Such an amazing place. Saturday up early to walk around the coastal path.This is us at the bottom. First challenge, climbing the coast path Let me tell you that is one very steep climb.  I needed a Fisherman's friend to help me recover! But that view is well worth it.

Our guide for the day. The lovely Heather.


Ably assisted by the equally lovely Oliver.

Our first stop was Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

Lots of interesting things to explore.

There was an area for students to practise. I left my mark of course.


Back on the coast path and very high. We watched this fisherman…

It's ready......I think

That's right after much umming and ahhing and writing and rewriting my  Sail Away Boat pattern is finally ready! 
Yay! I'm very excited and a little bit nervous, what if I've just written gobbledegook? So I'm just going to put it out there and see what happens.


You can find it here!





That's right on ravelry! 
That is sooo exciting, a little place to put my own patterns.

Yipee!


Hope you like it.
Love
♥Sue♥

Hundreds!

Literally hundreds! Photos that is. What a wonderful weekend we did have. Portland Dorset,  brilliant place. This is the view of Chesil beach.

Gorgeous isn't it. But OMG what a climb and first thing in the morning!!!! Lots of hiking, lots of sunshine, lots of laughter, couldn't be better. Returned home with brown faces and sore muscles, those hills, blimey we're not used to them! Can't wait to show you some more once I've had a little sort through.
I'll be back later in the week hopefully with some hooky news too
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend in the sunshine. See you later Love  ♥Sue♥

Little bit excited!

Apart from the fact that  Spring is springing! This weekend see us heading to Dorset for a weekend away. Yipee! The reason, well it's actually my Lovely Man's birthday on Saturday.( I know we celebrated last weekend too, but he is very special, and also 50!) Yipee! So off we go tomorrow armed with wellies waterproofs, you know the routine. Oh, and two lovely people, namely lovely Heather and lovely Oliver!!! They'll be lots of walking, exploring, photography, relaxing and maybe a visit to a local hostelry! The rest of the gang are holding the fort, cat feeding etc. Everything's ready. Yip, Yip, Yipee!
So I'll be back after the weekend, hopefully with tales of adventuring and discovering! Have a great weekend Love ♥Sue♥

All done!

Just found this post in my drafts, what a muppet! Guess it was a busier week than I realised

Phew, all done now! This was the scene yesterday morning.

Looks big doesn't it.

Treacle was NOT pleased. Where's my basket gone?

This room hasn't been empty, properly empty for years! It's like moving in all over again. Anyway, this is how I left it at 9am. Ready for the big reveal,  excited,  yes!

TA DAH


Gorgeous isn't it

Look at the wonderfulness of it!

Party

Sixteen round the table on Saturday night, all family! Happy Birthday indeed. So the preparations went on most of the day,  It's a long time since I've spent a day pottering in my kitchen, it was lovely! Now I did intend to photograph things as I went along, but I kept forgetting! Anyway here are some of the goodies.
 Ciabatta bread.
Lemon curd, this was the filling for a delicious lemon sponge.
Avocado salsa was delicious with the chilli
And chocolate cheesecake (squizz your eyes up and it looks a bit better!) All very favourably received, well you can tell by the scraping of plates and lack of leftovers! No birthday photos as they were taken by other people, but trust me, we had a blast and my Lovely Man really enjoyed his evening! (even though he said he didn't want a fuss)  It's so wonderful to spend time with the people you love,  we feel really lucky and blessed! So moving onto Sunday, Beautiful flowers.
Hugs and kisses, giggly phone call from Heather. Then today a belated Mother…

Can I go outside now?

Finally the weather has broken and it's beginning to feel like  Spring! Do you feel that strong urge to get outside? I do and when I'm stuck in work all day I kind of get twitchy and slightly crazy. But walking here by the sea restores my sanity.

This was Wednesday

A fog hung over the common giving everything a haze.

The boats in the harbour were hidden. But it was lovely. And then as I headed for home along the path I found the Blackthorn all in bloom.

Just wonderful delicate blossoms

dancing in the hazy sunlight

they are so pretty and full of detail, I love the little stamens!

It was a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of the day. I always feel restored after a mooch across the common! Anyway important matters are in hand this weekend. A Birthday party! For my Lovely Man On the menu This