Thank you for all of your comments on my last post. I really do appreciate them and my belated new year's resolution is to try and reply more in future.
As temperatures have dropped this week, though we've yet to have had any snow here, I have had a really quiet time and it's been so nice. Sitting down in the afternoons, knitting and crocheting every day, while catching up with some daytime tv you would think I would have got lots of work done.
For all my efforts, there is nothing really to show. I've made little progress with a knitted baby jacket and the blanket that I started on Tuesday seems to be growing oh, so slowly!
Kate's baby is due at the end of March, I need to get a move on.
Next week, I'm hopeful I'll have made more significant progress and I'll be able to show you where I'm at.
Despite the cold weather I've had a lovely day today. We decided to head off early stopping at Jimmys Farm for breakfast which was very nice and then drove on to Felixstowe as Michael wanted to try out his new camera.
We parked next to the docks and Landguard Fort.
My photographer did take an excellent photo of the docks but not unfortunately of the historic fort!
The day was mainly overcast but the sun did try to glimmer through the clouds as we walked towards Felixstowe Pier.
It was nice to get out, stretch our legs and chat as we wandered along.
We returned to the car eventually and then drove along to Felixstowe Ferry quite late in the afternoon. There is a foot ferry that crosses the River Deben between May and Sept/Oct and takes you across to Bawdsey Quay. Here you will find Bawdsey Manor which in 1936 became a top secret research establishment for the MOD and it is where they developed the then new radar technology.
Michael is quite fascinated by the place as his late father worked there for a while but for what reason, he doesn't really know.
As we walked along here by this martello tower the daylight hours were dimming, but we are definitely going to return and venture a bit further afield, perhaps catch the ferry!
Fortunately this cafe was warm and inviting and we popped in for a cup of tea and cake before returning home for dinner.
Now home, the fire is lit, the smell of roast lamb is wafting from the kitchen
and a small bunch of daffodils brightens even the darkest corner and reminds us that Spring will be eventually on its way.
I hope you have all enjoyed a great weekend!