2016 Photo a Day Week 7

This week is a bit of a mish-mash of images starting with a completely missed day.  I have no idea what happened on the Monday but no photographs were taken.  The camera was not even thought about I presume.

Tuesday however was a bit of a grand day out for half term with the youngest stepson.  We took the train to London and up a rather tall building (the Shard) to see the sights.  Not sure it’s worth paying full price for but with the “kids go free” deal at half term, we had a lot of fun.  We also went to the Science Museum which is just an amazing place and I’d recommend the Cosmonaut exhibition to one and all.

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Wednesday, I just liked the moon appearing over the rather tall Scots Pine near home, Thursday was a shot of that day’s cooking project (a delicious chorizo and mushroom risotto – one of this month’s new recipes and cooked entirely by the youngest stepson) and Friday a shot from the vestibule of St John’s in town (I just liked the shape of the windows).  Sunday was the Blackthorn blossom spotted this year.

Saturday’s photo is of a yarn haul.  Slightly geeky but I do enjoy knitting and stuff and it’s helped as a distraction since health got in the way of running and such like.  Anyway, I took a day trip out with the wee one to my first ever yarn show, Unravel.  If you like yarn, it’s a great place to visit.  If you’re not interested in yarn – stop reading now and I’ll see you next week.

The show was very busy, and not good if you take a pram (we had the sling – phew!) but I came back with a stash of lovely things.    While Pink Hazel is based in the Netherlands, the easyknits team are South East London so a bit closer to home.  Not quite sure where the yarn is sourced from but the colour as added not too far away.   Getting somewhat closer – I know that the designer behind CoopKnits and the Socks Yeah yarn is from Berkshire so very local.  I’m not sure where the yarn is sourced but oh it’s lovely and it will become a nice pair of socks soonish.

The little grey sheep is even more local which is great.  They’re based in Hampshire at Well Manor Farm.  The sheep are their own and it’s a great family business.  One of the ladies shears the sheep, the wool is processed in Yorkshire, spun in Devon and then dyed back on the farm.  I think I may need to arrange a day trip to see their shop some time but I may need to leave the credit card behind.  The 5 colours are going to become a hat I think.

A lovely day out.

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