Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Too Much Water

Our beautiful Lambourn Valley has really been through it this last week - the villages either side of East Garston have been closed due to flooding, and Jonathan has been filling and delivering sand bags to all the flooded houses in the village everyday.  The river has risen to the tops of all the bridges and the spring water is gushing out into people's houses.  I was told a lot of the old cottages used to have a loose brick in the wall which they'd kick out when the water came up to let it out of the house and into the road.  Now you can see hose pipes gushing water out of many houses.  Poor things.

Well - today the weather is absolutely beautiful - sun shining, gentle breeze:  talk about what a difference a day makes!  Yesterday we woke up to black skies and a power cut.  The storm on Friday night was terrible - I fully expected to wake up to a flattened world. The only problem (besides no power) was the fact that Chris's scaffold tower had blown into the next field.  He called to ask Jonathan and George to help get it back - and they did, but as usual when those three get together, in solving one problem they created another.  They managed to pull down Chris's telephone wire so now they won't have a phone or the internet for a few days.  I don't think Dawn will let Chris play with Jonathan and George for a while.

Our only casualty with all the storms has been our horse shelter - made of sleepers and iron.  This is how it looked before (on a very snowy day with Falcon in front)

and this is how it looks after the wind picked it up and dumped it on the other side of the fence.  George saw it happen - he said it made a terrific noise:

Lucky no animals were near it.

On a brighter note, we have lots of bookings for our spring workshops - some are already full - so we are looking forward to them.

And whilst I was looking for a picture of the shelter, I found these

Pictures of the lovely quilt Anthea made for her grandson!
I also found these:
How, in two months, can this become this?-

He's HUGE - but was very good in puppy class this morning!


  1. And George is wearing the same clothes!! Have you had snow this year then?
    Sorry to hear about your power cut and the shed thing.

    1. Oh my word - I hadn't noticed that!! No - no snow - and less than 10 frosts: just rain, rain, rain. But a beautiful day today - managed to dry 3 loads of washing outside on the line - haven't done that for ages!