As the post title says, it has been a week of sun, sand and showers for us. At the beginning of the week we spent a few days with Richard's sister in Norwich. A very interesting city with lots of great buildings to explore and we were disappointed we only had a few days there. Here are some photographs I took while we were in and around Norwich:
We spent one day in the lovely Wells-at-the-sea. We walked the full length of the beach and arrived rather tired at Holkham Hall. It was lovely walking through the sea and of course walking on sand is pretty good exercise. The beach at Wells-at-the-sea is BIG, clean and not very busy on the day we were there.
There hasn't been a lot of crafting carried out this week, but I feel a lot has been packed into our 'holiday'. We rounded it off with a family get-together yesterday; cousins (Maralyn and Evelyn) and sister (Anne), plus husbands joined us and as always we had a great time, lots of laughs and sadly as always, the time went far too fast. Looking forward to the next one.
Today a friend and I went to the Plant Fair At Wisley and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I bought lots of my favourite plant: Heucheras (I will include some photographs next week), as well as some Sempervivums to put in pots around our pond. Despite the rain, it was very popular and we only got caught out once - we decided to shelter in the Dahlia marquee and as you can imagine, there were some absolutely gorgeous blooms on show. Here are some of them:
The variety of colours was superb and some of the blooms were the size of dinner plates. All so lovely.
Back to serious work this week. A bag decorating session tomorrow afternoon with my cake-making friend and back after a long gap at the Jacob's Well country Market on Friday. And, two kittens arriving here on Thursday - definitely for fostering, not for adopting. I think the Five Pie's would kick up a storm if we adopted any more.
Thank you to everyone who visited my blog this week and in particular to those who gave me ideas for getting rid of the wrinkles and creases on the jute bags I am decorating. Steaming has helped and I think while they are a little damp weighting them down has also helped solve the problem. I took delivery of some more this week and they were crease and crinkle-free, so I am hoping the first ones were the only wrinkly ones.
It's time now to visit Handmade Monday and catch up with my fellow crafting bloggers - a great opportunity to find out what they have all been doing over the last week.
Have a great week everyone - I will be back next Sunday and Milly will be here on Wednesday.