02 September 2007

WANDERINGS

For once the weather this weekend was not too bad - it meant that wanderings were possible! On Saturday I wandered with the National Trust to Culross (regular readers of this blog will remember a post about Culross and it's medieval palace before).



This time we weren't working in the palace gardens but in the walled garden owned by "ye olde miners society" - OK that's not really what it was called but you get the gist - a convalscent home for old miners. The palace gardener (what a great job title) has been working to restore the walled garden in his spare time. Whilst it's no Lost Gardens of Heligan (another earlier post) it's a beautiful and relaxing place to be. We spent our time removing 7 huge blackcurrant bushes, digging a trench for the construction of a raised bed for a herb garden and weeding the potato plants. It was nice to be out in the fresh air, wielding a spade! There was a range of organic fruit and veggies in the garden - courgettes, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, apples and raspberries. It was funny to see a tiny little apple tree being trained to grow along the wall with 4 huge apples on it, almost as big as the tree!



Today I went to St Andrews for lunch and a walk on the beach. There is nothing more relaxing than wandering along the beach with the waves lapping around your ankles. It certainly helps soothe away the stresses of the week and prepare you for the next one! I don't know if any of you have ever seen the film Chariots of Fire but in one scene they are running along the beach in the water - well this is the very beach.... I didn't run, more of an amble but it was fun!



WOOLLIE

In WOOLLIE this week, my mum and dad came to visit and the result:



my sheep has a new hat - my mum was disappointed to see he wasn't wearing a hat so she knitted him a new one! Now I am not sure if my sheep is a male or a female....

My own personal woollie included the completion of Blankie number 4. This one is entitled "What's inside the Sheep's Tummy?"

9 comments:

louise said...

i am only just getting around to replying to the comments left about the softies book so - thank you! the book is being released today in australia but remains to be seen whether it will make it to the UK and the USA. it was a long time in the making but worth the wait. is you want one i would be happy to send it from here!

louise x

peaknits said...

what lovely photos - looks like a beautiful wander. Your woollie blankie is adorable!

j said...

busy weekend. that looks like a great old building. I could spend all day roaming through old buildings and their gardens.

the garden pictures are great. herb gardens are so interesting, I suppose because of all the lore surrounding herbs

and those little blankets are adorable

Heidijayhawk said...

stunning pics and your creativity really is awesome!!!

Denise said...

I love looking at all the pictures. How fun to work in that garden.

Heidi said...

I love, love, love your blankies! Could you say more about how you make them? What's the base made out of? Do you embroider off the top of your head, or plan it out ahead? They're very unique and creative.

dizzyjadey said...

Oooh, you blankies are so adorable! They're starting to breed, Di. Bet you're commissioning a few soon. :-)

Karen S said...

I love your little woolly blankies. They are adorable and beautiful and sweet!

greenolive said...

That scene from Chariots of Fire was amazing. Didn't you just do a little bit of slo-mo running?