Travel

NYC to Montréal and back

Whilst we were in New York we thought we’d pay a quick visit to our friend Hélène in Montréal, so we organised train tickets and braced ourselves for the eleven hour trip. The scenery is picture perfect and I was pleased to see Bannerman Castle. It’s built on an Island on the Hudson River and […]

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Travel

Marvellous Midlands

We left Wales and headed to Birmingham as I was desperate to experience the famed rag market. Yes, there was a lot of fabric! Yes, I was overwhelmed! No, I didn’t buy anything. We went over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, which wasn’t terribly fancy from the outside. But inside, oh my word! […]

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Travel

Cruising round the Cairngorms

For our trip around the Cairngorms we decided to park ourselves in Blairgowrie for three days and got ourselves a little cottage in Kirkton of Lethendy – how lovely does that sound? It was obviously the Smithy’s cottage (as that’s what it’s called) and it was really quaint. We were able to luxuriate in front […]

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Fabric shopping, Sewing, Travel

Sewing friends across the world

One of the loveliest things about blogging my sewing and knitting endeavours has been meeting new, like-minded friends. Last year I caught up with Hélène, who came from Montreal to New York to have breakfast with me – how cool is that? On my recent trip to London I managed to meet Sally from Charity Shop Chic and […]

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