No, I wasn't closely examining some fabric ........ we popped over to the flat this morning, as Malcolm had signed up for fibre broadband, and it went "live" today. It's not quite up to speed, as is to be expected on the first day, but it is FAST!! As it was a lovely morning, we went for a walk round the old walls (on top, this time). You can just see people walking out to the lighthouse
it was very clear, and way, way in the distance, you can see Bamburgh Castle on the right, and Lindisfarne on the left
there were lots of people enjoying the sunshine on the beach
we are used to seeing weeds growing out of the top of the wall round the allotments, but this is a small raspberry cane (and Malcolm may have pinched a ripe raspberry from it!)
looking through the trees to the church
we went to Lowrie's at the Chandlery for lunch. Malcolm had egg mayo sandwiches
and I had my favourite Coronation chicken
back home in the garden, yet another clematis is flowering
the passion flower produces a new flower almost every day
and the hellebore has decided to flower again!
when I was sorting through my photos, I realised that I had forgotten to show you what I bought last week at Sue's shop. I didn't bother taking a photo of the stitch'n'tear, as that would be a bit boring! So first we have this delicious charm pack
just look at those scrummy fabrics!
then something practical - tape for joining odd bits of wadding together. Yes, I could stitch them together, but this is the equivalent of the tape that lazy people non-sewers use to hem their trousers!
I do love receiving happy mail, especially if it from my wonderful friend Lee (Just like Martha). There are birthday cards for Malcolm and me, and a wonderful set of inspirational cards - these are just a few of them
to finish, we pop back over to Berwick. This is the back of the Money Pit. As the front is accessed from the walls, it is only 3 storeys high, but, as you can see, the back is 5 storeys (and the van and wheelie bins help with the scale)
and this shot of the fire escape shows just how big it is
but even bigger is this old school, which has been lying derelict, home only to pigeons. But this morning there were workmen busy about the place, so it will be interesting to see what happens to it. I have named it the Very Big Money Pit!!
I shall be back tomorrow with some very special news!