With this freedom of the week, we headed off to the seaside for a few days for some much needed quiet time together, just DH and I.
Not all went to plan, I wasn't well for some of the time, but we did manage some beach time. I sat in the sun shelter - oh yes, another of those rules to add to the increasing list of 'you can't do this' I'm not allowed in the sun - I read a while
and I stitched for a while on the autumn SAL, the first time I have stitched for a few weeks.
DH played for an hour and a half ....
at flying his kite. The whole length of string was out and it was so high in the sky you can hardly see it.
He has this fantastic little kite that can be flown by one person alone. No need for someone to run along holding the kite and hope for enough wind to pull it into the air. We've all done that haven't we, only for the kite to flop straight to the floor as soon as you let it go! It's called a pocket kite and has been accompanying us on trips for many years.
Another day we drove to a different beach and sat watching the sailing boats coming in and out of the harbour.
We really enjoyed the time away and were sad when it was time to come home. The peace and expanse of water really does feed my soul.
Saturday was the local horticultural and craft show. As many of you know DH and I have been on the organising committee for the past 10 years, but retired after last years show. At the prize giving we were given a lovely rose bush with thanks for our services to the community - ooops forgot to take a pic of said rose bush.
This year, I entered a pair of socks in the 'Hand knitted garment' category. We have so many amazing knitters locally, unfortunately they were not placed.
My little embroidery did well though and won a 1st.
The community allotment project which DH is Chair of did really well. They had 3 x 1st, 2 x 2nd and 3 x 3rd places.
This is their entry in 'Container of homegrown produce' which they got a 2nd
They've been harvesting tons of French beans and other crops at the weekend meet up and handing them out within the community and to the local lunch club for older persons to use. Just what the project is all about.
We've been volunteers with one thing or another for over 25 years, times spent within the schools, at the community centre and other things, its very rewarding. Do you volunteer in your community?
Love and blessings