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!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

We went to the Dog Home to get a collie......

Now that Reuben no longer has poor old Mr Bojangles for company, we decided he needs a new companion and so a visit to the Dogs Trust at Hamstead Marshall was in order.

We had looked on line and seen a nice looking Collie so when we got there we filled out the paperwork and wrote that we wanted a male Collie.  They sent us round to have a look and a small part of my heart sank.  He was, indeed, another Reuben: full of life, slightly nervy, quite jumpy - did I really want two of them?  Yes, definitely.  So we went back to the office and I told them we were interested in the Collie.
"Really?  We have a sweet little Beagle looking for a home."
"She's really sweet".
"Oh no - we don't want a girl"
"We'll just bring her round so you can have a look."

Millie is coming home to live with us on Sunday.

She came home on Tuesday to make sure Reuben approved and they got on really well.  In preparation of having a girl in the house Reuben has been to the vet's and is now sitting at my feet with a satellite dish round his neck - poor old thing!

Meanwhile, Jonathan and George are busy giving the sheep their annual trim and pedicure before being introduced to the rams on Bonfire night

Five rams to 200 sheep!

And talking of Suffolks (four of the rams are Suffolks), Monday night we went to a talk by Louis De Bernieres, who lives in Norfolk, and who wrote Captain Correlli's Mandolin.  What an entertaining, interesting and witty gentleman - we thought he was wonderful and I'm really looking forward to reading The Dust That Falls From Dreams - his new book.

There was a bit of a show and tell at Tuesday morning's Pitch and Stitch:

Louise brought her memory quilt to work on:

and was using her Grandmother's old sewing kit
with, of course, beeswax from her own hives.

And Jackie brought the two Babygro quilts she has made:


So cute and so much to look at.

I was knitting......I'm always saying how knitting takes a huge amount of concentration for me - and here's the proof
Thanks for the picture Veronica - I couldn't be more knotted up if I was doing Yoga: I never do knitting to relax!


  1. Aah, i didnt realise about Bo :-(
    Louis de B was great, as is the photo of you :-))

  2. Poor old Bo - happened the afternoon we got back from Jersey....