Wednesday, 9 June 2010
The finished Jigsaw ( but it did run on into K fortnight ) - took a bit longer than expected but I got there in the end :-) It was quite frustrating as some of the pieces were very similar shapes and it was very easy to put them in the wrong places. Right at the start I didn't have enough pieces to finish the frame but it was just that two pieces were in the wrong place. Exactly the same thing happened at the end - 2 pieces over but they didn't fit in the 2 gaps left!!! All sorted now though
Posted by Chris T at 10:28
Went shopping today with Sally and went to Home Sense. I found two jewellery kits for just £2.99 each reduced from £7.99 so thought they would be worth a go at. Have managed to finish the one already and must say am pleased with the outcome. it makes you realise how easy this can be so might try a few more of my own in the future.
Posted by Chris T at 00:14
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
I 've struggled with the letter "I" food wise but we did manage to eat some lush icecream and I cooked an Indian meal of Chicken Tikka Masala. Admittedly it was from a spice pack with the Instructions on how to make it and I won't be repeating the experience as it was disappointing - now I know why it was half price :-).
The only other "I" food we managed in the fortnight was a meal at an Indian Restaurant when we met up with friends for a very pleasant evening out.
Posted by Chris T at 22:40
Monday, 24 May 2010
Our last day and yet another town beginning with H - this time Hay-on-Wye a town renowned for all its second hand book shops and Book Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay-on-Wye ) There are also some lovely craft shops and some interesting boutiques. We were there on market day and although it was only small it was mostly organic foodstuff and interesting craft stalls
Posted by Chris T at 01:22
We had a day out in Hereford and visited the Cathedral which houses the famous Mappa Mundi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereford_Mappa_Mundi and the Chain Library - http://www.herefordcathedral.org/education-research/library-and-archives/history-of-the-chained-library
Unfortunately you are not allowed to take any photos in either of the exhibitions. I did however spend a couple of happy hours taking photos around and about the Cathedral it self
Posted by Chris T at 00:11
Sunday, 23 May 2010
We had a short break booked for this fortnight and would you believe we were staying at Holm Barn, Holm Farm, Herefordshire. The farm is the red brick building and our temporary home is the wooden fronted converted barn. Also shown are our bedroom and one of the bathrooms. There were 3 couples so we had a bathroom each. 2 en-suites and one family bathroom (pictured) the barn has enough space to accommodate 10 people and we were lucky to get such a gorgeous place at short notice. We were originally due to go to Pickering in Yorkshire but have had to postpone that until next year as Russ has a prolapsed disc and is finding getting about rather difficult at present. Still nobody was complaining as this place was wonderful
Posted by Chris T at 16:49
To start this fortnight we visited the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Horticultural Spring Show in Cardiff. it was a beautiful day and I had a Happy time taking lots of photos of the plants & flowers. Posted below is a little video of some of the photos I took - double click to have a look
Posted by Chris T at 15:46