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Spinning around!

I'm having a rest from holiday photos..............so blimin many! And blogger has refused to let me post for some reason( arghhh). I wanted to write an informative post about my Chelsea bun making session, but NO. So here are the (very) edited highlights. DELICIOUS As you can see I only just had time to snap them as the locusts descended LOL! I've been much inspired by this and this.

So there you go, I'll be making these again using  Delia's brilliant recipe.
Right onto other matters. I've been spinning, yes you heard right, SPINNING! You may remember back in April my lovely friend Jo brought her wheel and I had a little dabble. Not good I was rubbish! So yesterday I spent the day with Jo and she patiently showed me the technique, again and again and  again!  But then suddenly it all clicked and I was off fantastic fun. D'you want to see what I produced?
Top skein, my first spinnings, gorgeous isn't it LOL. It's very, very lumpy but it is spun. Last night I produced the b…

Holiday fun........part 5

Did you have a good Bank Holiday weekend?  Last week of the holidays for me, I must admit the thought of going back to work does not fill me with unbridled joy! I do love being at home. I like exploring new places too. Southwold turned out to be one of our favourite places on our holiday. Lovely little town with a lighthouse right in the middle of it, I mean in the back gardens!

Extraordinary

Southwold also boasts a rather gorgeous tea room Tilly's tearoom we had delicious teacakes and coffee before we headed off for one of the most gorgeous beaches ever.
Now if I tell you about this beach you MUST PROMISE to keep it secret because too many people would spoil it! ♥ LOOK! How stunning is this and that sand was powder soft.

Looking back you can just make out Southwold pier and  somewhere in that water was a seal.......... watching.

Covehithe is a secret gem on the Suffolk coast constantly changing thanks to erosion.


We came across many tree stumps on the beach.

And spent a wonderful few hours walkin…

Holiday fun...........part 4

After our early morning we decided a gentle day was in order so off to Thorpness we went. Have you been there? You need to go, it's amazing. Built as a holiday village by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie in1910 in a Tudor style it looks really ancient, but's not! A bit like a film set! There's an air of St Mary Mead about the place, you get my drift! We liked it. Hope you like it too. We did the old fashioned thing and hired a rowing boat, it's a kind of old fashioned place!



It was very quiet.


Even the ducks were quiet!

Around the lake we rowed found a secluded backwater..........it's a big lake,  and enjoyed lunch afloat. We caught glimpses of The House in the Clouds

How mad is that! You can see it for miles

So of course we took a stroll to get a closer look. Past the very posh Golf Club, let me tell you there were people in jackets and ties in there, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Here it is. It's a water tower and the top floor (the house) is actually a games room! Next door is…

Holiday Fun............part 3

So day 3 was meant to be a gentle ride through the countryside. Ha ha ha ha!  Foolish folk, what did it do yesterday.....yeh rain, quite alot, there were always going to be puddles weren't there! Off road oh yes hardcore stuff!

Also rather unexpected, huge farm machinery dodging, we had to dive into the nearest bush cos we don't even think he saw us!!!!!

Out in the fields and into the hot sunshine we spent ages enjoying these gorgeous wild flowers.

There's nothing prettier than Mother Natures planting!

Not so pretty.

A well earned rest and refuelling stop, check out the healthy snack!

So a quiet day and an evening spent cleaning Suffolk sand off our bike chains. Early night. Early morning. Thanks to those pesky mozzies, OMG the itching it just went on and on, by 4 o'clock I'd given up with sleep. Since we were awake we got out and about along Aldeburgh beach to watch the sunrise. What a wonderful way to start the day, there are no words that can describe how beautiful it was. Enj…

Holiday Fun.........part 2

After the exertions of Day 1 we decided to take it easy on Day 2. Just a little stroll along the shingle beach towards Orford Ness a spot of beach combing and a delicious picnic. The weather was HOT but look at those clouds
We watched the showers sweeping across the sky all around us.

Look we were the only people in the world! The long path spreads out in front of us............actually it's no path just shingle, ever walked a long way on shingle...........hard work!

We never made it to the end of the spit it's miles away! And after a delicious sandwich and snooze in the sunshine we made a hasty retreat as thunder and lightening arrived! You know I said we were the only people in the world............uh ha we were the tallest thing around as well arghhhhhhhh! Let me tell you it's even harder to walk on shingle crouched down LOL! But look at the colour of the sky and sea as the storm passed. Gorgeous.

Back indoors just in time as the rain started!

Phew! Lovely Man enjoyed a bit of bag…