Lambeth Country Fair

Yes it's that time of year again when the glorious Lambeth Country Fair has arrived. Imagine your typical rural agricultural show but with a reggae stage! I know! Anyway unfortunately the weather on late Saturday morning, early afternoon was appalling. Really heavy rainfall so the group of people I was due to meet all agreed to cancel. However a small miracle occurred mid afternoon and the sun came out with even a little blue sky so I grabbed my camera and ambled up the road to the fair. Here is what I saw:

These are the fabulous alpacas from Vauxhall City Farm. Comedy in the making!! O.H. has called them the Fab Three.  But for me it was Guinness the chicken that stole my heart....

How could you not love that face!!!

And a Soay sheep which is normally found in the Outer Hebrides as they are so hardy but I think this one liked to show off!
And with handling sessions with the very cute ducklings.
But away from the animals doing the funniest things there were Morris Dancers. And just to prove I really was in central London:
If you look very closely you can see the London Eye in the background.
And an array of balloons of all shapes and sizes.
Even Buzz was trying his luck!
It was a great few hours at the fair though unfortunately the weather I fear may have put a dampener on things. Hopefully next year there will be sunshine and heat waves....

Back at home creativity has been put on hold as I'm having some walls dry lined but I hope that once the walls have been attended to, and once I've decorated and had a bit of a de-clutter I'll be back and making even more than ever!

Until next time.....

Welsh borders

After a sun packed weekend in Cardiff we drove up to just past Hay on Wye to stay at Little Quebb Cottages which I can highly recommend. This is the front and back with an amazing garden

And the selling points for me the chickens.....
And the pigs.....
We stopped off at the magical Llantony Priory which is a gloriously remote but green valley near the Black Mountains
 The weather wasn't great but we only got drenched once. Unfortunately the weather meant that I didn't get to take many photos but we did get this view of the Wye Valley:
And we saw this fabulous prehistoric tomb called  Arthur's Seat before we got ridiculously lost on one of our walks:
We went on four walks and all involved getting lost at some point... yep I used to be a country girl but I think I am now officially a townie!

All in all it was a brilliant week, so nice to get out in the fresh air despite discovering muscles I never knew I had! Back to reality now though and hopefully creativity will start to flow again though next week is the glorious Lambeth Country Fair which will hopefully be great photo opportunities though a day away from the craft room.....

Bert in Cardiff

O.H. , Bert and I have just come back from a fab holiday hence the lack of postings.... apologies! We started the week in Cardiff staying with O.H's friends Geoff and Kay. We went to Barry Island on a very sunny day (home of Gavin and Stacy for those of you watch it!) to enjoy a day on the beach
It was a gloriously sunny day and after a well deserved portion of sausage and chips (I was on holiday by the seaside, it had to be done!) we went to play cricket on the beach
Now cricket was a first for me! I know, nearly 40 and I don't recall I have ever played it before - who'd have thought! I don't think I did too badly, well at least I managed to hit it.... Anyway we then went to play crazy golf which I can safely say I have played before and I'm still not very good but Bert enjoyed himself....
We also did a little pilgrimage to Millennium Square hoping to get a picture of Bert by the entrance to Torchwood. I was all for getting Bert a hat in the style of Captain Jack but luckily I didn't because DISASTER!! Millenium Square was closed while they built the tents for a food fair so we had to make do with St David's Hall

But we also found a MerryGoRound to make up for the disappointment
All in all a good weekend and we go to see the sun!