We've had a fabulous weekend away in Dorset during 3 lovely sunny days sandwiched between dull, wet weather. How lucky are we! We stayed at the welcoming La Fosse in Cranborne where we enjoyed tasty local produce and 2 comfortable nights accommodation.
|La Fosse (on the right)|
I was sorry not to have a container to pick the blackberries.
This fella was looking very smug lording it over his herd!
Part of the walk took us through ancient woodland............
In the afternoon we visited the quaint, historic towns of Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst where we visited tea rooms..............
..........looked around a church on a hill..........
...........and admired the old, red-brick buildings, characteristic of the area.
A little old-fashioned shop window caught my eye with it's display of an old hand-wheel operated sewing machine along with vintage sewing and knitting patterns and accessories. It was The Old Apothecary in Lyndhurst and I'm pleased to find that they have a website because it was so busy I didn't stay as long as I would have liked.
Next Saturday is our October Quilting Club meeting and we're having an Open Day. We're going to be serving tea and cakes and inviting the public to come and see demonstrations in progress as well as finished items. I hope it's a success and we get lots of interest from the local community (not our local community - it's in a town about half an hour away). Btw, I don't think I've mentioned that I agreed to be co-opted as secretary of the group for a year - I don't think it will be too onerous a task especially as the rest of the committee have agreed to arrange meetings around me, because I work full-time and live further away from them.
Bye for now