Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Today my friend and I drove over to Cambridge to go and see The Eastern Region Textile Forum Exhibition - Moving Forward. It was really interesting and the standard was excellent. My cousin was exhibiting some of her own work which was really nice to see. I think she's very talented and creates amazing works of art. I obviously don't take after her. Give me a needle and thread and I even have trouble sewing buttons on. Well, not strictly true I can sew them on, they just won't stay where I put them.
Knitting is my forte, but I'll tell you about that another day.

Monday, 21 September 2009


I'd spent the morning in the loft, shuffling boxes, designating the odd item to the bin and being amazed at just how many Christmas decorations we actually own. Mental note - I must be stopped from buying any more.
It wasn't until after lunch that I realised just how warm the weather was when we set out walking along the sea wall from Heybridge Basin, hoping to catch sight of the old boats as they sailed along the Blackwater. Unfortunately we missed most of the boats, didn't get the timing quite right this year but, we continued our stroll into Maldon where all the boats had moored up along the quay.

The Regatta is a popular event in the Maldon calender. There's entertainment, plenty of stalls to browse around and if you like old boats it's certainly well worth the visit.
We finished our very enjoyable sunny afternoon with a quick drink in the Queen's Head before setting off back home.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Pearl Wedding Anniversary.

Just look at this view from our hotel at Spean Bridge near Fort William, Scotland. It was amazing! Yet it's taken us 30 years, since our honeymoon infact, before we made a return to this beautiful part of the world.