Tuesday, 8 March 2016

What a Jolly Weekend!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a lovely time.  I am truly blessed at the moment as I am having a wonderful time.  Tomorrow is my actual birthday, but as you know I've been celebrating for some time now and have no intention of stopping for a while.

This weekend my husband and I went up to Kendal for a short stay.  Kendal is only one and a half hours drive up the M6 from us so it is nice and easy to get to.


The hotel we stayed in had a swimming pool which was wonderful.  We were only there for one night but we managed to fit in quite a few swims.

We also did a lot of walking and sightseeing.  We climbed up to Kendal Castle, which is just a ruin but has spectacular views across the Lake District.




We visited Kendal Parish Church which is beautiful - and found lots of angels.







I spoilt myself with a gorgeous ball of Juniper Moon Farm lace weight yarn (50% merino, 50% silk) from Williams' Wools - I just couldn't resist it and it is my birthday!


I managed to bash my toe in the swimming pool and I have a colourful and painful bruised toe now - the colours match my new yarn!


The sun shone and it wasn't too cold for walking around (we were well wrapped up) - just perfect.

Did I tell you that Kendal is only one and a half hour's drive away? - well coming home yesterday it took four and a half hours because the M6 was closed between Kendal and Lancaster!  Oh well, the silver lining was that I had some knitting with me, so I got plenty done.

Have a good week.  Bye for now.

14 comments:

  1. Ouch! That toe really does look sore. Sounds like a great weekend, you deserve to be spoilt. Hope your celebrations last for another week, many happy returns of the day.

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  2. What a lovely time. Happy Birthday x

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  3. Oh your poor toe! I do hope that it isn't as painful as it looks and will be better soon! Happy Birthday!!! Glad you have been having a great time celebrating, your new yarn is very pretty!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. The toe is very painful but hopefully it'll start to improve shortly.

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  4. You poor thing it does look painful its lucky you didn't break it. I love Kendal the last time I was there it splashed down and lost the sole of my shoe and had to buy some quite expensive walking shoes I still have them so they were worth the money. I love the new yarn, enjoy your Birthday tomorrow xxx

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    1. Thank you Linda. I was very impressed with Kendal and we will definitely be visiting again.

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  5. Have a lovely birthday Janet!

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  6. Well at least your toe came out a pretty color - he he. I do so enjoy your weekend trips, thank-you for always sharing pictures!

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  7. A bruised toe matching that gorgeous yarn is not very fun, but the yarn is beautiful and so is your night away. Happy Birthday ,
    Meredith

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  8. hi janet just found your brilliant site. i live in holmes chapel but i'm originally from liverpool! i dont knit but i do crochet and do other crafts. Found your pattern for teddy bear if i finish it i'll let you know! Hope your toe gets better soon. tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy, and welcome to my blog.

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  9. magnifique tres beau merci pour vos photos bisous Maria

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