Monday, 19 July 2021

Welcome to the weekend

Welcome to the weekend 


Basket at the ready, eh up there’s something missing.
No not the wandering welder, he’s getting the car out ready
for the off.

It’s a brooch.  A girl has to have a brooch or one is quite
underdressed haha.  Certainly not underfed from this angle.

So off we set, over the moors to visit our favourite market town,
Todmorden in Yorkshire. A twenty minute picturesque drive
from our house in Whitworth, Lancashire.

Today felt like Saturdays used to feel before covid. Relaxed.
The sun was out, the market stalls were full and we
came home with lots of treats and essentials.

Flowers from Petals & Patina, on the inside market, for the
jug I recently bought from THE LINEN GARDEN

Its an early birthday present for me from me. I’m spending
my pension money already.


A walk across the moor to post a birthday card.
Flowers and grasses gathered on the way back.

Time to stop and stare.

Back home there’s flowers to be pressed between the pages
of an old sales ledger

Some to put on my desk for inspiration.

and the rest outside where I can investigate their origins further
in the Flowers Show To The Children book from the early 1900’s.

Our local art gallery Touchstones have mounted their
newest exhibition - Grayson Perry’s tapestries.
So I’m sorting a date for us to go.  

Job done and it’s time for tea. French onion savoury
tart with salad and chutney for the wondering welder and a salmon
and asparagus one for me. Bought fresh on Todmorden market yesterday.

Tonight we will be watching the new thriller series Baptiste on BBC1
then trying our best not to binge watch further episodes on IPlayer.

I hope your weekend has been a luvverly one
and whatever the new week brings, make it a good ‘un.



  1. What are you going to make with that lovely green wool? I love your new birthday jug.I missed a lovely French teacup from The Linen Garden the other week - not that I need it in any shape or form but the pattern was so pretty. I enjoyed Baptiste last night and at the end credits, the voiceover said you could catch the next episode on Iplayer 'but where's the fun in that?' he added!I'm trying to resist. Have a good week.x

  2. I'll never cease to be amazed at the things you too manage to pack into our weekends! It must be heavenly going back to your beloved Todmorden, and look at all those delectable goodies you've treated yourselves too. But naughty, naughty, spending your pension already :-) And yes, of course one isn't dressed without a brooch! xxx

  3. Look at you pair in all your finery! Philip looks very dapper and your dress is a beauty!
    I'm liking the sound of that Grayson exhibition.
    How lovely to get back to Todmorden. That jug from the Linen Garden is gorgeous! xxx