Sunday, 6 June 2010

No place like home

Hello again! Back home from Cormwall, washing done, Henrycat collected from his pussycat hotel, relaxing before the onslaught of the final half term! We had a lovely last day in Cornwall. The day started in Wadebridge, where I just had to call in at Granny Wobbly's fudge shop for some delicious maple and walnut crumbly fudge! We then headed off on the Camel Trail, where we visited Camel Valley wines. Mr JK is rather partial to a glass of red, so he bought a couple of bottles (and a pinot noir vine!). The vines did look quite majestic, basking in the sunshine.

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After that, we went along the Camel Estuary, enjoying the views across to Rock and Daymer Bay. It's one of my favourite parts of Cornwall, associated with lots of happy childhood memories.

Camel Estuary

We popped into Padstow where Mr JK bought me a necklace that I'd spotted when we were there on Wednesday evening. I love it, and am hoping that I'm going to be able to contact the designer to see if she can make me some earrings to match. Do you like it?

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We've been so lucky with the weather this week. Most of the time it's been warm and sunny, and even the small amount of rain didn't stop us getting out and about. I smiled when I looked at my feet and saw my 'virtual flipflops'! (Jenny, this photo's specially for you!!)

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We had the perfect end to our week when we went back to Port Isaac on Friday evening to listen to the shanty group, Fisherman's Friends. They have become quite famous over the last couple of months, but still perform each week for charity in the harbour. The crowds were gathering as we arrived. It was a lovely setting, with the sun going down, the tide coming in and a few sea gulls flying overhead.

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We set off from Cornwall back to Norfolk early yesterday morning, and had a very good journey - just over 7 hours driving/knitting time! I've been working on my Katerina shawl in Manos Silk Blend this week, and have finished the first half. It's made in two halves and then grafted together, and I'm hoping to have it finished in time to enter this year in our local summer show. Here's how it's looking .......

Katerina WIP

Have a good week, whatever you're doing! xx


Clicky Needles said...

Love the flipflops JK! Looks like you had a smashing week. Back to school now!

Jenny said...

Those feet, what a gorgeous colour, little bit of flip flop envy on my part particularly as its raining here and I'm back into socks. The shawl is equally gorgeous, looks far too complicated for car knitting. Hope you get to show off those tanned toes this week.

snoopydog said...

I just love your photos. Such beautiful scenery! The Katerina shawl is looking lovely..... a certain 'First Prize' methinks :) It's such a pretty colour! Have a good week. Ros XX

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The musical group along the shore certainly had a beautiful spot to entertain.
Cornwall you say... I always think of 'Frenchman's Creek' when I hear mention of that wonderful place.
Susan x

melissa said...

the shawl is stunning!
and it looks like you had a wonderful end to your holiday! hooray!!

Jane@WildeThymeKnits said...

Lovely to see pictures of Cornwall! Know the area well. Your shawl is looking beautiful and that necklace is stunning.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

The necklace is really lovely! I also like the Katerina shawl (I too ordered four skeins of Manos Silk Blend and can't wait to start knitting).
I have to admit: Your pictures of the cute little ceramic buttons have left a permanent impression on me!
Yours, Julia

Permission to Unwind said...

Lovely! Every bit! :) The virtual flip-flops are too funny.

Lyn said...

You seem to have such a lovely holiday! I love Cornwall so am always glad to see photos of it.