Friday, 3 September 2010

Wind vanes & Alpacas (with a pass-the-book giveaway reminder)

We had a bit of day out last Sunday. A wrong turning towards the end of our journey led us to Dunure, a tiny little harbour village south of Ayr.

Dunure comes complete with a little sandy bay, rocks for climbing and a ruined castle to visit.

That day we had lovely blue skies but a "brisk" wind. It certainly blew all our cobwebs away, most invigorating.

A wind vane at the harbour holding fast.

We'll need to return for another visit another day as we didn't visit the castle or explore the harbour properly. Instead we thought we'd better carry on to our intended destination which was an expensive (£32 eek!) visit to a farm park.

My favourite animals were the alpacas.

Though I was rather taken with these exotic horses too.

Hubby, A & N all had a shot on the quad bike train and declared it the best fun of the day.

On Monday I did the weekly shop at Lidl just as they were setting up a new wool display. I bought this lovely sock yarn (75% wool, 25% polyamide) in gorgeous mossy green colours. There were quite a few other colours available. I'm thinking I might be able to crochet some kind of lacy scarf with them, we'll see... for £2.99 for 200g it wasn't exactly breaking the bank.

This clematis is somehow managing to survive up in a neglected corner of the garden - last visited with gardening tools in the years before children appeared. We've been having glorious weather recently, such a nice way to finish off summer.

My pass the book giveaway closes tomorrow night. Please feel free to enter the draw by leaving a comment on the giveaway post if you fancy taking part. I'm going to make the tablet tonight.

Enjoy your weekend.

61 comments:

topchelseagirl said...

Love that craggy harbour. That alpaca is soo gorgeous!

rockinloubylou said...

£32 is pretty steep. The little harbour you found just shows the fun you can have for free, and how nice to find it by accident. Love the sock yarn - heading for lidl at first opportunity.

Julia said...

I love LOVE that photo of the sea, all wild and marvellous looking! In fact the whole place looks pretty great!
Thank you for the tip off about Lidl doing wool, I had no idea they did but I will be popping into ours at the first opportunity to have a scout for some too!

Much love
Julia x x x

Hazel said...

Beautiful pictures. Mmmm I bet your house smells gorgeous tonight! x

Simone said...

The alpaca looks rather windswept too!x

Monica said...

what a fabulous place you stumbled upon!

Tabiboo said...

I love days like that - wrong turns and cobwebs blown....great days to make memories.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

Diane said...

What a fabulous little place - I would have been tempted to stay all day!!! xxxxx

Cathy said...

Had great fun reading the posts I have missed Anne. What a lot you get up to. Love the bike journey photos and Formakin looks wonderful. I remember happy days around Loch Lomond many years ago. The squirrel and ceramics on the benches are lovely too. Have a good weekend.

Lyn said...

What a lovely post, I love the sea, the weather vane, the alpacas, the horses and oh the wool!
Love
Lyn

Julie Rutter said...

I have herad of Dunure and now I definitely want to visit some time.
I really ought to pop into Lidl more often. I love the colours in your new wool - I'm really fussy about the colour of wool and tend not to like anything much unless it's a 'natural' colour!....it's a good thing I'm so slow at knitting! Juliex

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a lovely journey through a part of our lovely country that I am unfamiliar with!

Jenny said...

What a perfect place to find, nothing like a bit of sea air and a yarn bargain to make your day.

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