Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Traveller's tales #1

I didn't manage to get online at all while I was away but I did have my camera with me most of the time. I am gradually reading all the posts I have missed in my favourite places and I hope to catch up with everyone soon.

Where have I been? First to Oxfordshire to spend 5 days with my daughter and her family; then to the Peak District for a few days; on to York then a week in a cottage in the Yorkshire wolds. We saw parts of England we haven't visited before and our belief that England is the best place in the world has been reinforced!

 The family visit was, of course, about spending time with the grandchildren. Here is Benjamin, now 6 months old, wearing the sweater I made. And here is Millie wearing the tiger face that Grumpy made!
Abingdon is the nearby town and on the day we went in there was an Italian market in the market square:
We sampled (and bought!) lots of olive oils, vinegars, truffle pate and wonderful breads. The Town Crier put in an appearance and everyone joined in with his "God bless the Queen and God bless Abingdon!"
We assembled a picnic from the Italian goodies on display and headed for the river.
Millie wanted to swim with the cygnet but Grumpy rescued her
and she eventually joined us for the picnic. What fun it is being two and a half but how exhausting for grandmas and grumpies!

I couldn't resist the autumn/winter collection in the Abingdon stores and here is one of the winter coats I bought, although I will have to lose many inches before I can wear it
Tomorrow I'll be off to the Peak District.


  1. Poor Millie, the cygnet looks disappointed, too. :)

  2. Jodie, I'm sure you have enjoyed this kind of outing with your granddaughter - ten pairs of eyes and hands would be useful!

  3. How excellent to hear from you! It sounds like life is very full and fun at the moment (even if totally exhausting...lol)
    Have fun in the Peaks :0)

  4. Thanks, Val. I'm actually home now and will be posting about the Peaks tomorrow.


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