It's sitting right on the coastal path in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. It was lovely to be doing something different to see Autumn officially arrive especially when the sun was out and the beach and sea were right next to you.
Tea and cake on the beach at 15.21 the exact time of the equinox where we were, and only just a little early for the British tea and cake time of 4pm lol.
With a lovely view, tide out and sun shining .....
A little crafting being done on the comfy sofas in the caravan in the evenings. A few little x's were put into the Christmas ornament challenge chosen by Christine over at Needlecraft Haven and a sock was knitted ....
Slow walks in the fresh air taking in the sights,
remnants of the war out to sea...
and official memorials to those that have lost their lives in combat .....
There has been such a lot of activity in the Humber Estuary and surrounding areas over the years during the troubles and in peacetimes. DH reads a lot of factual and non-fiction about the forces and it pleased him to see the men and women remembered.
Looking round the shops in Cleethorpes I homed in on one that looked like my kid of place. The entrance had been yarnbombed with seaside and beach hut knits
The lady behind the counter at A Good Yarn was lovely and there were knitters in the back room clicking away having fun. We chatted sock wool and I was salivating over the Hollyberry pair that had been knitted and on show in the window, but alas no wool in stock so I came away with a different ball of West Yorkshire Spinners sock wool to enhance my stash.
After a restful few days and on the way home, we stopped off at a place both DH and I had been to in our childhoods and many times since with our own children. At Sutton on Sea we sat and had our lunch on the beach and read our books for a while.
A wander along the High Street, which has hardly changed in over 30 years I spied one interesting addition since we were last there.
The Mill is a wool/haberdashery/gift shop. Stocked to the gunnels with eye catching displays of beautiful things. The owner was kind enough to let me take a snap to show you just how fabulous and yummy everything is.....
We spoke about supporting local shops and how the internet is not kind to them. We had a giggle when a guy came in with his lady wife and he was heard to yawn loudly and I did comment that only a man in a wool shop could be bored!
The Mill has Twitter and Instagram accounts which were written down for me so I could pass them on to my visitors ....
and of course I did purchase something, Still no West Yorkshire Spinners hollyberry wool, but I did spy another ball that I had been drooling over in other shops, so that came home with me. I also bought a round needle to try out knitting socks on that instead of the 4 pins I usually use.
Many thanks to the lovely lady at The Mill (i forgot to ask your name) for taking time to chat with me and I look forward to visiting you again when we are in the area.
Arriving home DS had taken delivery of an envelope for me whilst i'd been away. Inside was the most delightful gift from June, our dear butterfly friend. Thank you so much June for your kindness, lots of lovely things that will be so very useful. DH already has his eye on a pair of cable patterned socks in the magazine!
DS had taken a wander to the post office and sent out a parcel from me. He mailed off a little something to Barb that she had asked me to make for her. A little redwork covered tape measure.
I did say earlier in the post that I had added some little x's into the monthly Christmas ornament challenge whilst away, I did in fact stitch it all. Today, being the last Sunday of the month means it's reveal day and as I managed to grab an hour whilst listening to the omnibus of The Archers BBC radio series this afternoon, its all finished and pic sent to Christine for the gallery, so, before I sign off i'll add it on here for you to see my finish. This months design is by Aliolka.
With having little or no internet last week I have a weeks worth of blog reading to catch up and i'm looking forward to visiting you all to see what you have been up to and seeing your pics of Yarndale. As autumn is now upon us, that means darker earlier evenings coming and more productive crafting happening. It also means that it will be Strictly Come Dancing again at the weekends so I'll be getting on with catching up on my Joyful World SAL whilst that's on as the ladies at Needlecraft Haven are having Strictly UFO stitching time whilst watching the glitz and glamour and as I'm only on July it's definately an unfinished object!
As always, thank you for your visit here and blessings to you all.