Sewing, Travel

The Great Glen

We reluctantly left our lovely Smithy’s cottage in the Cairngorms and set out for Inverness, driving through some of the most scenic spots in the Highlands, and Loch Ness monster spotting on the way! To get to our Great Glen starting point, we drove through Dunkeld, which I later discovered has a wonderful park called […]

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Edinburgh

I think I mentioned in my last post that we were going to drive to Edinburgh via some of the border towns, but it wasn’t to be due to the traffic. Instead we drove into Edinburgh to do a quick reconnaissance before we caught up with our lovely hosts for the next couple of days, […]

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Lovely Leeds and beyond

Whilst we were in Buxton we took a drive to Castleton, a very pretty town with lots of stone cottages, a stream running through and a lovely bridge. We did a couple of the local walks and then drove to Mam Tor, a rather lovely hill for hiking up. Even the drive in was pretty […]

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Wending our way to Buxton

Having had a couple of marvellous days in Cambridge we reluctantly left our lovely apartment on the River Cam (sob!) and set out for the next part of the adventure. We drove to Ely to look at the cathedral and yes, we were duly impressed, but I managed to find a fabric shop, where I […]

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Cambridge and surrounds

To continue from my last post we had a wonderful early morning walk in Cambridge, right round the river to The Backs where Mark continued his trespassing tendencies. This photo was taken inside the grounds of Trinity College, in the most delightful garden full of tulips. Trinity really does have the most exquisite buildings Along […]

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Travels with a capsule wardrobe

We are currently in the UK and will be here for nearly two months, which is a long time to manage a smallish suitcase of clothes in a potential variety of temperatures. Already I can see that I brought too much underwear (I have a long standing fear of running out of clean underwear) and […]

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Best bib and tucker

I am happy to report that Pattern Union has published a new pattern and it is an addition to the free Phoebe jumpsuit pattern. It’s called the Bib & Tucker and I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester. My first one was made from some fabulous heavy cotton drill from the Morrison sale, […]

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