Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Aldford and Louth

The first two images are of Aldford, I really haven't done the town justice at all - I thought I had taken more photos. There is a really pretty market square, a lovely craft gallery and a working windmill. We visited on market day which was lovely but busy - it was a little difficult composing shots without traders vans and close up shoppers! In addition, Alford Manor House, boasting an enormous thatched roof, looked lovely - unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit, since we were stopping on the way to a new campsite at Louth. I did find time to pop into a lovely wool shop which provided the following. The blue yarn is being used in a blanket whilst the multi sock yarn provided the background to one of the brooches and a bookmark in earlier posts.

The remaining images above are of Louth. Another, somewhat larger market town, and yes, once again, we had timed our visit for market day. I was thrilled to find two stalls offering gluten and dairy free goodies and stocked up on savoury breads, cakes, pies ...... Yum!! It was a baking hot day and we had walked down from the campsite (only about 20 mins), with the obvious consequence that our purchase laden return was up - a little more than 20 mins was required although it had been worth it. The views which greeted us from the campsite on our return ( with the addition of a tiny bunny):

The rabbit was very tiny. There were several that hopped out to see us. Unfortunately, the campsite cat knew they were there and I spent the entire evening on watch and shooing him away when he came stalking in the hedgerow.

Among my purchases in Louth was this felting needle mat:

I have been putting it to very enjoyable use as the following images show! More news on these items soon!


P.S. The first two brooches from yesterday's work in progress are finished and about to be listed!

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