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!
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?"