Wednesday, 5 October 2022

The kindness of September

Looking through my September photographs makes me appreciate
the loveliness of time well spent.  Craft workshops, an art exhibition,
good books, a mini holiday, cinema visits and meet ups with friends.

There’s been a trip down country to see my sister in Witney, Oxfordshire,
where we visited the fabulous Burford Garden Centre.

We stepped back in time on a visit to the Cotswold Woollen Mill
at Letchlade.  It was so exciting to come across these old textile design
sample books in their museum.

At long last I got to meet up with Jayne Emerson, textile designer
and creator of the No Rules Textile Society that I’ve been a member
of since Covid times and the thing that has kept me connected to
like minded folk.

The wandering welder enjoyed himself as well and came away
with some fabric pieces to cover his waistcoats with.

I’ve seen a couple of great films. The latest Julia Robert’s one
and the Fisherman’s Friend sequel.

I’m ploughing my way through books at a right rate of knots.
This Lesley Pearce thriller had me gripped from start to finish.

Don’t read Bob Mortimer’s autobiography in bed, you won’t
get to sleep for laughing.

I’ve neglected my blog of late but maybe October will see a
return to it with more of the above hopefully.

Hello everyone over at
What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday 


  1. What a busy and productive September you had. Your trip to the mill looks fun as well!.And I loved The Fisherman's Friend! There is a YOuTube video of the real guys singing alonside the nearly tone-deaf actors playing them. Makes me laugh. Lucky for you to meet someone who inspired you so much.
    Happy WOYWW, on time!
    Mary Anne (1)

  2. Helloooo Lynne, such a joy to stop by ... a feast for the eyes your post is 🥰 what a gorgeous time you have had living,loving life 💟💛💕 The bath tub full of pumpkins 🎃 adore 💛 sums up Autumn ... oh my those books at the mill ... swooning I am plus those fabrics 😍 to meet ups with like minded folks,good books and films ... I'm so happy for you ⭐ Sending love and hugs Tracy #13 xxx

  3. Have you had your haircut? It looks great. Poor Bob Mortimer's not awfully well at the minute. Nice to 'see' you again.

  4. What a fabulous set of photos! The mill looks amazing and I love the trailers for both the films you have seen - I trust that they were as good in person. Happy WOYWW. Take care, with love & God Bless, Caro x (#14)

  5. Oh hello there, Lynn! If it wasn't for your Instagram posts, I would have gotten very worried indeed!
    What a wonderful month of September you've had, and I love your hair! Lots of love from the two of us xxx

  6. Lots to see today Lynn, I used to be a big ``lesley `Pearse reader so it's interesting to see you reading one of hers. I love Julia \Roberts so that is on my list of films to see - probably on dvd knowing me.
    Take care, keep smiling and crafting
    `hugs, `Neet xx

  7. Oh wow, love all your fun photos. Simply gorgeous collages results for you Lots of Fun Predict 30 tonight with rain, which we need, burn ban enforced. So will cover the tomatoes/flowers as should still have nice fall weather. I love the colors of FALL. Enjoy a great week, with more fun activities.

  8. Lovely photographs this week, looks like you have been busy. Happy WOYWW. Angela #9

  9. Hi Lynn good to see you again, looks like you've been having a good time. Lovely collection of photographs. I have never been to Witney but I used to buy lots of teddy bears from Teddy Bears of Witney. Take care and wishing you a very happy woyww, Angela x12x

  10. You've definitely been a busy girl! You are obviously passionate about textiles, so it sounds like you had the perfect trip! I love the tub full of pumpkins - the very epitome of fall! We haven't been to the movies for 3 years now, and covid is still pretty rampant so we will probably wait for them to come to us. But I might look up some of those books! Have a great week! Lindart #20

  11. Welcome back, you've been missed! What a lot you've packed into the last few weeks. I'm swooning over the Victorian auction posters and giggling at Philip perusing the bookshelves.
    I bet the Bob Mortimer book is a cracking read. The George/Julia film looks like a good watch for a wet afternoon, I loved Bali when we went in the 90s. I'm excited about seeing The Woman King & The Lost King in the next week or so. xxx

  12. It's been anaother busy day for me ad I'm only just finding time to visit the desks.....better late then never eh?
    It's so lovely to read your post've been missed.
    Annie x #7

  13. What a fabulous September you had. I fear we may have missed the Fishermans Friends film at he cinema. Happy WOYWW, Chrisx

  14. What lovely September memories and meet-ups. Love the bath with the pumpkins! BJ#6

  15. Looks like you've had a fabulous full September! great to read your catch up. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

  16. Hello! it’s great to see you, greater to know that you’ve been having such a good and thoroughly you type time! Must have been lovely to meet Jane, and at a workshop to boot..double whammy! Loving your book list, straight onto mine for future reads or listens, thank you! Am not a million miles from Lechlade or Witney if you find yourself visiting your Sis with an afternoon in hand….

  17. What a creative and busy month you have had Lynn. Good to meet Jane finally too. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

  18. Hi Lynn. So good to see you today. I'm sure it can't really be long - but it seems a long time since I saw your name on the list. What a great September you have had! So many places you have been, so much you have achieved! Brilliant.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  19. Hi Lynn, what a lovely September you've had! The mill at Lechlade looks beautiful, and your collection of photos is stunning.
    .I'm late today as we had a log delivery yesterday and stacking it wore me out!
    take care
    Lynnecrafts 13

  20. Sounds like such a lovely month Lynn - how nice to read of your visits and outings, time with friends and family. It's good to see people out and about and enjoying themselves and I'm glad you had some wonderful experiences.

  21. Hi Lynn. Lovely to catch up with your blog again , you were saying about the new Fisherman’s Friend film which I have seen , but last week we went to Bath to see Fisherman’s Friend the musical which was so good a real feel good show , hopefully see you soon on no rules Paula x

  22. Hello lovely lady, just catching up with blogs. Another year almost over and we still have not had a catch up over a cuppa and a cake! xx

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