A quick update for the past week...
The turtle blanket border is complete, proper photos to follow once all the ends have been dealt with.
Our local agricultural show was on the 18th June. I entered quite a few things and didn't do too badly.
For the record...
1st: African Flower Crochet Blanket.
2nd: Empire Biscuits
3rd: Chocolate Cake
Highly Commended (ie 4th in category): Bramble Jelly, Tablet, one photo.
Commended (5th): Crab Apple Jelly
Unmentioned: Chocolate Caramel Shortbread, another photo.
In previous years I've managed to take photographs of all my entries, this year I failed to do so, at first I thought it was just a sign of my increasing disorganisation, but in my defence I did enter more categories than I have done before and also had a night out the night before. Plus I had a rotten cold which is still lingering.
Anyway, on a brighter note, just look at all those cakes, yum! Unfortunately people's addresses were rather prominently displayed so I'm not including any close-ups here.
Weatherwise it wasn't a good day. In fact the whole of May and June so far have been very wet and cold here. The met office website (here) has some interesting maps showing different aspects of the weather each month compared to a recent 30 year average for that month. Here is the rainfall map for May (June data not yet available):-
As you can see, the West of Scotland has been particularly wet and the South and East of England particularly dry.
Now here is the max daily temp for April:-
Ahhh, happy days, come back April!
Back to the show, and outside we have some sheep!
They have quite interesting eyes I think.
I liked this chap's curly wurly horns.
And these ones were obviously very successful.
A view of the wet field, certainly not picnic weather this year, though we did all have an icecream.
A and N pose beside their favourite big yellow tractor.
I'd foolishly invited family round on the Sunday to help eat all the homebaking leftovers, forgetting how much cleaning and tidying was involved in getting the house ready for granny inspection, plus we couldn't just eat baking so I had to prepare even more food! Did I mention I've got a bad cold, awww!
So, very few photos as it's just not been the weather for being out and about in interesting places.
I'm now attempting to potty train N, a good excuse to put the heating on to help dry all the extra pants and trousers now being washed.
But I did find these lovely photos on my camera of the first poppy to flower in the garden.
Hmmm, looks like there was some sunshine that day.