We had the French Twinners here so enjoyed a weekend of days out including a trip to Corfe Castle
which was lovely and then on the steam train down to Swanage
Where we had a meal and then a wonderful swim in the sea:
On the Monday we had three families over to Lorne Hill Farm for a feast (everyone brought a selection of food) - the sun was so hot that we had to move the laden tables to the back of the house to eat, then later back to the front to enjoy lively discussions and games of (very competitive) croquet as the sun set!
The next weekend (harvest had finished the Thursday before) we went over to the Isle of Wight for their day of dance. It was the first time I had been there and we had a lovely day - and just missing the ferry home (of course) gave us the chance to look around the very pretty town of Yarmouth
I think they said this was the longest wooden pier in Britain.
The next weekend we got to see George's band, Ctrl, Alt, Indie for the first time at the Cider in the Barn Festival
So, I think I have a few good excuses for falling a bit behind with this blog.
And of course, as well as all these extra-curricular activities, life has to go on as normal. School started back, household chores had to be done and, you know when you are rushing around and think, right, dinner's on, I'll take the dogs for a twenty minute walk round the field then we'll eat......and then this happens:
Nice. Should have known better than to let them run out in the field where the cows had been.
On a happier note, the Autumn workshops got off to a cracking start with our Bobbin Patch giant Bobbin pincushions - sheep everywhere - these are just four of them - three ran off before I got a chance to take a photo!