One of the nice things about living here is that folk come and see you when they are on holiday! Yesterday I have two such folk – or rather, one person and one group!
The group was the Skeins and Skerries group lead by Joyce James. We have a craft shop called The Workshop in the village – exactly opposite my door! – and I had met Joyce before when they came there. This year, with kindly weather, both doors were open and folk came and went between the two places. I always have some wool, CD-roms, stitch markers etc on display in my kitchen, but yesterday I got more wool down from upstairs, put it on my chairs, and displayed all the stitch markers etc:
The group included people from the USA, Canada and Australia, and it was lovely talking to them. I was left wishing I had more time with them.
My other visitor was Diane from Atlanta. We had been corresponding by email for a bit and had arranged for her to come down while she was on holiday in Orkney. She sat very quietly in the corner while the group were here, but for the rest of her time we were able to talk about a host of things. She very kindly took me to The Creel for a meal in the evening – they serve the most glorious food, and we have a very pleasant time.