Tag Archives: Yorkshire Dales

I’m Sorry!

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I’m  so sorry not to have found the time to blog for a few weeks but I have been soooo busy. A poor excuse I know!

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We have been on a road trip in Damnvan1 to the Lake District, Cumbria. It was cold, sunny, windy, clear, crisp and fun. We walked, talked, drank wine, ate too much and had fun! We struggled to take down our pop up tent ( Where Benji dog sleeps) and I’m sorry I didn’t film our hilarious efforts for YouTube. We travelled to the Yorkshire Dales which were awash with Bluebells, we had picnics, and scoured charity shops, we watched old DVDs and had fun.

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20170502_130521I have also been having much fun crafting! More about that next time!

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Grassington gifts

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Greetings from Grassington all you gorgeous people! Today was a bus ride through the Yorkshire Dales to Grassington, well worth the £4.20 return fair. How the driver squeezed through the lanes, past numerous vehicles is beyond me. I would have had to shut my eyes!

In Grassington there is an Age concern charity shop tucked away up a side street. In this shop I “nearly bought” a cut glass butter dish, bag (another) and 7 yes 7 balls of unused black wool for £6.99-bargains galore. However guess what I did buy? Nothing! I might go back tomorrow…….

On this trip I have bought some Christmas gift knitting. I am trying to bust my stash which is why I haven’t bought the wool in Grassington, yet. I hope that you are all duly impressed with my organisation skills as I did say CHRISTMAS. However I do know that I will be rushing to finish the previously mentioned gift in the weeks before Christmas but hey ho! The thought is there!

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An Adventure Every Day

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imageYou would think that Benji dog would realise he can’t get any further into the camper van because he has a lead on! Oh no! He just keeps right on trying. He actually only wants to be with us. That is after he’s been walked and fed.image image imageWe are having a chill out break in Hawes. Shall we just say rest and recouperation after a hectic summer. Hawes is in the Yorkshire Dales in Wensleydale. Wensleydale is well known for its lovely cheese. There is a modern creamery in Hawes where you can sample endless cheeses and purchase anything you can think of cheese or sheep related.The picture with sheep is the view from the creamery’s restaurant.

i keep trying to get back into a crafty mood but imp not getting very far. I have managed a few hexipuffs that I have blogged about before. I am using mainly gorgeous% Alpaca yarn from http://www.dropsstudio.com which is yummy luxury.

Compacts and Cakes

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Whilst we away last week a friend and I made a side trip to Leyburn. We went on the public bus which was an amazingly lovely journey. We travelled through the Dales down the narrowest of lanes. Fortunately the driver was very good at his job! In Leyburn we found one of the best charity shops that I have visited- and believe me I’ve been in a lot!
This particular Hospice Charity Shop was set out as a home with individual rooms full of good quality,fair priced items. In the “lounge” was the appropriate furniture with ornaments, soft furnishings etc. there was a “nursery” filled with childrens items, a library,and a kitchen full of kitchin items. The shop wasn’t smelly and was very welcoming.
I found a rather nice compact to add to my collection. I only now buy Stratton compacts and have purchased them all at a fair price so could sell at a profit if I got fed up of them! The afor mentioned friend gave me a top tip. She advised using baby wipes to clean delicate items. Apparently they also clean spots on furniture as well. This is because they are gentle for a baby’s bottom so won’t damage the item.