Saturday, 30 April 2016

Busy, busy, busy

Such a busy week that I am welcoming a free Bank Holiday weekend.

If you are a regular reader you will know I Nordic Walk every Monday morning, mostly come wind, rain, cold and sun.  We usually cover 4.5 - 7 miles depending where we go and what there is to see and last Monday was no exception.  We were going to see the 'cows' that have just been introduced into Irthlingborough Lakes to help with their conservation work.  We could see them in the distance and they were attracting a great deal of attention -
Isn't this just the most beautiful face!!!

because we don't normally see Highland cattle down in the Midlands.  So much hair and not very big but they are like cuddly bears.  We walked on admiring the blossom and the birds and unexpectedly came upon this bridge which has been cleared of undergrowth.
Is this the Bridge to Nowhere?

We are hoping that this will eventually become the path over the River Nene to the new Rushden Lakes development when cycling or walking.

Wednesday morning saw me back at Chester Farm as part of the welcoming party for local councillors who were going to be shown around.
Ready for special visitors and Portaloos!!!!
 What luxury - Portaloos and two of them.  As volunteers we had to walk all the way to the farm to 'spend our pennies'!!
We had some new 'finds', fresh out of the ground and unwashed, to show off -
Samian ware

I love the top piece of pot because we use stamps like this nowadays.  Look very carefully at the Samian ware because it is musician playing a double pipe.

Thursday I had been asked to pick the children up from school in Cambridge and whilst there I discovered my son, M, is running a 100 mile Ultramarathon  along the River Thames from Richmond in London to Oxford and taking up to 24 hours non-stop.  Quite frightening to me but as I write this they have 45 minutes until they start.  Good luck to them all.  M runs marathons every month and has run 12 marathons in 12 days but he stopped each night and got massage etc ready for the next day.  This is something else altogether.  Good luck and I am thinking of you.

I have managed to get some crafty things done this week -
I have completed this piece of crochet and blocked it.  I am finishing it off this weekend.

I decided at the beginning of the year that I would make different items for charity and I have already started making these for Wrap Pyjama Fairies-

but more about this in the next blog!!

Must go and finish my Mini Mania for April which has to be shown today but needs binding.  More about that in the next blog as well!!


  1. Those cows are so cute! Will visit them soon. We have traversed that bridge with our bikes many times. It did get bit too dangerous though. It will be god when it is repaired.