We had a lovely ramble along the disused railway track, at least the space where the track used to be The blackberries were glistening silvered in the dew, Ben and I shared the thought to come back later, with a container.
James was coming over a bit later, I had planned to go to Cardigan but my hip was very painful last night when I was shopping , so I dare not risk the 3 hour round trip.
Before he was due to arrive the postie brought me a lovely parcel, all the way from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. I had to stop myself from ripping it open on the doorstep.
Once inside I cleared my table and set all this out.
I had asked Leisha to plainly mark the fabrics for her tote bag, and here they are.
All spread out, a good selection of co-ordinating and complementary shades and patterns. I am certain that there may be something other than a roomy travel tote from this stack.
These are for me, as a swap for making the bag. I am thrilled, I have not seen any of these fabrics before. Do you see the splash of orange in there, it is not only eye catching but textured.
And there,s more.
A selection of seasonal fabrics, oh yum the only one that I have seen before is the dark green holly print in the bottom RH corner.
And there,s more.
Some Aussie tea (what a treat, it is several years since I had this) a bar of chocolate and a snazzy fridge magnet.
To say that I am happy is such an understatement.
James arrived just in time for a very late breakfast, early lunch. I made pigs in blankets, tomatoes baked in a balsamic dressing and fluffy American style pancakes. We had real Canadian Maple syrup over the lot, delicious.
Once they had gone Ben and I went Blackberry picking. I filled my container very quickly, on weighing them I had 1.5 Kg. They were washed and cooked with the same weight of chopped apples and the pith and juice of 2 lemons, and are now in the jelly bag to drip over night. It was a very happy hour out with Ben, there was no body else around and once the tub was full we just wandered about and soaked up the warmth.
I did an on line shop with Asda yesterday afternoon, I needed several things that I know are very good value at Asda. In fact I saved enough money on 4 things to pay the delivery cost. The order arrived and OOPS there were 8 items missing. The 4 bottles each of cider and red wine vinegar, of course I wanted both of these tonight, the cider for my carrot and garlic chutney. The mix has to be soaked overnight and finished off in the morning. The red wine vinegar is for another batch of chutney, requested by a friend. Now I was stuck, the only thing for it was to drive into Carmarthen as the nearer supermarkets do not stock either. I have sent Asda an e mail, on their order form they ask for your phone number in case they need to contact you about your order, needless to say nobody rang me.
I am not happy, it will be the last Asda shop from me. I made sure to stock up on both vinegars while I was out.
To console myself I am having a cheese and tomato toastie for dinner, then something with custard. I did consider chips but resisted without too much trouble.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A great stack of fabrics to play with.
2. A roomy travel bag pattern to work out and craft.
3. lots and lots of pretty fabrics for me.
4. Ben is tired from his play and then his walk and is snoozing beside me.
5. I have been invited out to lunch tomorrow.
I have found my Pilates DVD, and my yoga mat so a bit later i will be watching and planning a routine to help my hips and lower back. I forgot to tell you that my X ray results came back, there is no sign of arthritis, I am so relieved. I am hoping that some specific exercises will help to diminish the pain.
I have dug out a bag of granny squares and have started to make the throw that they were intended for. I hope to finish it in a couple of evenings.
That,s enough for tonight, I need to eat and relax, I am still steaming over my Asda order.
Toodle pip, enjoy the rest of your weekend.