So where do I begin (there's a song in there somewhere.) Let me see...Wednesday was a bit of a tidying, catching up day, as child #2 was in bed poorly and "wonderful man" and child #1 were off shopping.
Thursday, now that was much more interesting. We all trundled off for the day. Getting our priorities right, we firstly headed off to the pub for a lovely lunch. (you have to understand, my children now being teenagers, means our 'day' out starts about lunchtime!)
This was followed by a visit to Richmond Castle, and a leg trembling climb to the top of the tower. The view was well worth it, even though I could have done with oxygen by the time I reached the top!
Here's what we could see.
Richmond market square
Looking east toward the North Yorkshire Moors
Looking over the rest of the castle
West over The Green
Then it was a wander around the shops, most importantly of all the charity shops! My treasure for the day was, a wool blanket to one day dye and boil up for rug making, a wooden tapestry frame, these two embroidery books and the lovely satiny pink ribbon yarn.
Back home over the hills.
Saturday brought a trip to Embsay Craft Mill with my best friend. I have to apologise here for the lack of photos, but ITS A BIG CRAFT AND FABRIC SHOP! I had no time to be taking photos, there was serious haberdashery shopping to be done! Can't possibly tell you what I bought there and how much I spent, as I want to continue being married to "wonderful man"!!!!!!!! ( I'm sure you all understand! ssssh!) Needless to say it all been stashed away safely as if I've had it all for years!On Sunday a little visit to our local market hall was in order, for a table top sale in aid of the the local school. Followed after lunch by a trip out to a very windy car boot sale. We're a very hardy bunch up here in Yorkshire! Followed by a detour for a cup of tea to one of my favourite places, Castle Bolton.
Here is the treasure I came home with...
All my guests have now gone home so while the guest room, (aka my attic studio) is still tidy, I'll take some pics as requested by Lucy at Attic24, to share with you all next time.