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Thursday, 27 February 2014

I'm going on an unsummer holiday. woohoo.

I was too excited to blog last night, I decided that as it is Fran's brother James birthday soon I would make the time to go to Wales for a flying visit. I spent ages on the 'puter yesterday looking for somewhere to stay. It took a long time because I wanted to book with Welcome Cottages as they donate 10% of their profits to the Dogs Trust. This will be the 4th cottage that I have booked with them. I am going to a village just outside Llandysul, a small town with an amazing CS that always has a good stock of fabric. This is also near Newcastle Emlyn a small market town. I will be around 20 minutes drive away from Cardigan, I took a three bedroom let so that James and Cerys can stay overnight with the children on Saturday. They will come over for the day and I will have the pleasure of cooking for them, including a cake of course.
If I like this one I will book it for a week or maybe two in September. 
My lovely neighbour, Nev, will keep an eye on the cottage and take the delivery of wool that I have ordered from Minerva Crafts. Snow is forecast for next week, well let it come. The cupboards and freezers are full, I have stacks of sewing and will have a mountain of wool to work my way through.


Llandysul
Source, www.llandysul=.co.uk

This is a shot of Llandysul.


Newcastle Emlyn Market Hall
Source, www.newcastle-emlyn.com

Newcastle Emlyn Market Hall.

There just happens to be a shop called Crosspatch very close, it has an amazing selection of patchwork fabric and notions and a very good selection for the cross stitch enthusiast. I may be able to squeeze in a visit. Well it would be silly to travel so far and ignore it. Then again there is also a lovely shop in Lampeter, 4 floors of little rooms full of fabric by the bolt or as many pre cuts as you could want to choose from. I nearly forgot the brilliant wool shop in Cardigan, Maybe I should have booked a week not a weekend.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. Holidays with children.

2. Days away with family(well as near as makes no different)

3. Time in wales.

4. Play time with children.

5. Tom Tom to guide me.

Do you see a theme there?
sorry but I did mention excitement.
I have to go and pack a few things and sort out a box of goodies.

TTFN                                                Pam

BTW the scarf is done , I will post a photo on my return.



17 comments:

  1. I think we should bring back the UK holiday rather then sitting on a dull beach for a week! We're going to the Scottish borders for a week in August, it's dog and child friendly, and there are historical sites galore that I've never visited before. Have fun!

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    1. I love West wales and go there at least twice a year, I choose a different part each time, there is so much to see.

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  2. Last minute holidays are the best. Enjoy your time with Fran's brother (your son/stepson? Not sure which) and keep warm and safe.

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    1. James and Fran have become my Almost children, well adult versions. I go to the area at least twice a year.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful holiday! Have fun and enjoy!

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    1. I will do my very best, thank you.

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  4. Looks like a lovely area, but will you actually get to see any of it if you're spending all day in the craft shops? LOL!!! I hope you have a wonderful time and don't completely empty your bank account buying all those fabrics.

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    1. I will see plenty in the weekend, plenty of James, Cerys, Junior and Kaitlin the shopping will only take a couple of hours as it is all in a small area. I intend to have a great time thank you Helen.

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  5. It sounds absolutely super stupendous! Enjoy yourself!

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  6. Family and all sorts of craft! What's not to like? Have a great time xx

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  7. Aww that wonderful news for you, I envy you, Wales is one of my most favourite places. I wish you a safe journey and a lovely weekend. Can we look forward to a few pics of the inside of the shops ;) You definitely can't go and not visit the fabric shops it would be a travesty lol.

    Enjoy

    Peg xx

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    1. I will have to juggle time a bit, I will do my best for photos.

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  8. hello Pam I left you a little message on thriftwood blog, not sure if its published yet.....you are very kind...xx thank you xx

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    1. I will pop over and read it now.

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  9. What a treat being retired and able to go somewhere at the last minute! Have a fabulous weekend!

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