This weekend I wandered to the pretty town of Worcester about 30 miles SW of Birmingham. My friends have been living there for about 12 years and we try to get to their place at least once a year! This year the journey was a little more traumatic for some than others. The summer has yet to arrive in the UK and this weekend has seen some of the worst floods in the last 60 years - Worcester and places south - Tewksbury, Gloucester and Upton upon Severn - have been severly flooded - so much so that Tweksbury became an island. Luckily my friends don't live near the river in Worcester so we were ok! Two friends took 3 hours to go 30 miles on the motorway on Friday night but at least they made it - many people spent 9 hours on the motorway completely stationary - someone even asked a postal van stuck on the motorway if they had any copies of Harry Potter on board!!
Despite the weather we enjoyed our weekend. We visited Worcester centre a couple of times and went to see the magnificent Witley Court which was one of the grandest houses in England in Victorian times, hosting lavish parties in it's conservatory and ballroom and with some amazing gardens, all this destroyed in a fire in 1937! There were no BBQs and not a lot of time was spent outdoors but we were grateful to have running water and electricity when homes in towns nearby were without both!
The trip also provided lots of rest and relaxation and when not playing with the kids, I was busy sewing another little WIP. The embroidery and the design coming to me as I went along! Number 2 is finished and I have started number 3! I will reveal all soon!!