THE GOOSE IS GETTING FAT,
PLEASE PUT A PENNY IN THE OLD MAN'S HAT.
IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PENNY,
A HA'PENNY WILL DO,
IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A HA'PENNY
THEN GOD BLESS YOU!
(Traditional English Rhyme)
It's been a week of stops and starts, alternating frantically busy with snatched moments of peace. After the craft fair madness of two weeks ago, I've been catching up on some commissions...
Julia was after some of the Nordic fabric in some bunting - so I've made some for her to stick up chez Dunnit.
My brother asked me to make a couple of items for his in-laws, preferably something useful. What DO you give to 80 year olds? So he thought they may like a table centre and a peg bag. Duly done :)
Last Friday was DH's birthday - it was one of those glorious winter days: blue skies, sunshine, crispy cold. So I decided to take him out for the day. We headed towards Winchester as he hadn't been there for a while. OK, there was an ulterior motive *grin* as I knew the Christmas Market was on as well!! He took some fab shots...
The smell as we walked past this stall was fantastic!
I enjoyed having a browse and he enjoyed taking the shots!
The market was set up behind Winchester cathedral around the green, on top of which was an outdoor skating rink.
You can see it was a fantastic day. I love Winchester Cathedral - together with Durham, it's my favourite in England. You can feel the ancient history there. What events that building has witnessed over its long life.
If there were adult sizes of the penguin-sledge that child is using, I might have had a go at skating. But my stupid ear-dizziness problem means that my balance isn't so fantastic anymore :( It was fun watching all these folk whizz around though!
I bought three of the turquoise baubles, small, medium and large to hang up in my bedroom window. They're mouth blown glass from Bath - I could have bought the whole stall!! The other pic is for Julia, whose taste for kitsch is enormous!
If I had space in my living/dining room, I would have a dresser filled with blue and white china. But the only available wall is filled by my beloved piano, so it's not going to happen! I can always dream....... :)
Finally, for the history buffs amongst you..
My favourite house tucked in by the city wall. I'd have loved to have had those top rooms as a bedroom when I was a teenager who 'wanted to be alone'!!
And a section of the city walls, featuring some nice chunks of terracotta Roman roof tiles! Recycling's been around for a long time....
That's it for now. Don't get too hassled by Christmas. Have some choccy instead :) xxxx