I can’t believe it is so long since I last blogged. Difficult train journeys meant my cold etc got worse not better, and I am only now getting back to being able to put two words together!
So what have you missed??
First, my mother’s birthday lunch. She was 85 on 7th November and I was able to be there for the day. My brother and sister-in-law from Newcastle came down on the Friday, and on the Saturday we all went out for a meal at The Close in Tetbury. This is a lovely old building which serves very good food.
And once more I couldn’t resist the trees!
After a good weekend it was back to Orkney in several stages, and finally home. I got back to Flotta just in time to go to the RNLI fair run by the ladies of the Longhope Lifeboat Guild.
For those who don’t know, the RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution – is the voluntary body that saves lives at sea all round the UK coast. Our ‘local’ lifeboat station is Longhope, a crew with a long and distinguished history. Which means I HAD to spend money…. Here is the present Longhope lifeboat,The Helen Comrie, on exercise off Flotta earlier in the summer:
And finally, a change in The Dog. I always get him clipped in the autumn as when his coat is long it takes for ever to dry and he gets cold. When it is short, he stays warmer.
… and after:
(And before anyone says Coat, Scottie will NOT, under ANY circumstances, wear a coat. If I put one on him he freezes and refuses to move a muscle. The only way I got pix of him in a coat I’d knitted was to hold THREE treats. He wouldn’t play for 1 or 2, but the 3rd did it!!!)