I was lucky enough to enjoy a three day weekend this weekend - and it has been a pretty busy one, a complete contrast to last weekend! And what a contrast of activities too!
On Friday a friend and I went to the NEC to the Hobbycrafts, Sewing and Knitting Show.
I had never been to a show like this before and my goodness, there was a whole array of
very tempting goodies to buy - and a fair number of people even had shopping trolleys with
them to carry their purchases!
I thought I was very restrained buying two DMC cross stitch kits
and two other small craft kits.
Oh, and a light complete with a magnifying glass and large clip to hold an embroidery hoop. I can't believe I haven't bought one of these before, considering the time I have spent sewing/knitting
over the years, and sadly (and I hate to admit this!) my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be!
I'm hoping this new light will last me many years.
On Saturday, daughter and I tried out an orienteering course, not very far from us. It was in a
beautiful location, that I didn't know existed.
Daughter has recently started orienteering in an endeavour to maintain her interest in cross country running; and she has a big race coming up so needs all the practice she can get. The course took us 1 hour 45 minutes. I can see the growing attraction to orienteering - fresh air, exercise, discovering new places, and relying on your map reading skills to work out where you are - not easy in dense woodland.
Saturday afternoon we picked up both boys from University - so the poor washing machine is on
over drive at the moment - and plenty more washes to go too!
Daughter had football this morning...
and Richard III grabbed our attention this afternoon.
Elder son and I drove to a village to watch the procession of Richard III's remains from Market Bosworth to Leicester. I was surprised by how many had come to watch.
We only had a fairly quick glimpse of the cortège as it passed, but it did feel like we were
observing an incredible piece of history.
And I thought I would finally finish with a photo of the view from my office window, taken one
day this week. It's not a particularly inspiring view but that glimpse of blue sky every so often,
during a working day lifts my spirits no-end!
Hope you had a great weekend and I wish you a good week, whatever your plans!