We made a quick dash up to the caravan to take advantage of the
lovely weather after the storm last week, which blew our
phone lines, we are still without a landline.
Not because of BT though, they came and did their bit and
replaced our old sockets with lightening proof ones.
The storm blew up the phones so I've had to order some more.
It was wonderful to sit outside in the sunshine doing a bit of stitching.
The leaves are starting to drop now but I'm still sticking it
out and wearing my sandals.
Every year we go to the Witherslack Artists & Makers Group Exhibition. It's a very special place. We think it's a combination of the beautiful location, the people we meet and the peace of St. Paul's Church where we pop in for a cuppa and a cake (Philip comes out with a box full of homemade cakes every time)
We never buy anything at the exhibition but are always enthralled by
the talent of the ceramicist, weavers, carpenters, jewellery makers and artists who produce such high quality work.
The pieces by Alvin Irving www.studiopottery.co.uk
remind me very much of Grayson Perry's work.
If I had the money and nothing else to spend it on I would buy one
of this chap's chairs, they are stunning.
I've forgotten his name but we've seen his workshop
at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh
Witherslack, despite its odd name, is a unique little village
in the Southern Lake District with its own community shop,
garden centre, village hall, school and pub. Its absolutely delightful.
I'm pinching this idea for our garden. It's an old window frame
used as a display backdrop in the garden centre.
Back in the church, even though I think the workmanship of this marble memorial is spectacular, it is very sad as it's a six month old baby boy who died in the 1800's (I think)
The churchyard must have some of the best views out across
Cartmel Fell and surrounding countryside
Not that anybody in here will be looking at them.
Oops, that was a bit naughty