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!



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


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