Monday, 5 December 2016

A clue

Hello. A picture quiz tonight.  


We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip

Sunday, 4 December 2016

All the fun of the Village Christmas Fair

Hello. I can breath again today after two busy days. The Christmas Fair was a great success for the village  residents, and visitors from neighbouring villages. A very good turn out all round, the place was packed. The children did their singing and dancing on the stage and all the proud mums and dads looked on. Santa was there of course, and there were lots of stalls selling Christmassy things, nice things to eat, and tombolas to win things. 
Our Chat and Craft stall had a good selection of hand made items to show, and some to sell. Only four shopping bags sold, I tried my best with a lot of humour, to get people to buy one. Those left over will be given away. I have a talk in January to do, so some will be donated there as raffle prizes. 
The two patchwork bags sold, and a few of the felt hearts and stars. I was able to make a £15 donation to our cat rescue. For me it wasn't all about selling, it was about the community coming together, it was great to see so many people, and chat with them. I think I have lost my title of, 'the bag lady', I am now known as, 'the shed lady', ha ha.  
I took the photo's before the official opening time, to show some of the colourful stalls. The Cat Rescue stall was opposite me this time. looks full and ready to go.







Today is sunny, I've got a line of washing out, and I will potter around the house and garden. I don't need to do my regular walk as I've got some walking in Derbyshire coming up soon.

Enjoy your Sunday. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Letting off steam.

Hello. I am so blooming mad about this, there's steam coming out my ears. Comment from Anon on the LV bag post.


Exactly! We should all let live and stop criticising people, the world would be a better place. Kindness matters. Be kind Ilona!

Hey, Anon, why don't you put a name to your comment? Do not tell me what to do, do not tell me what I can and can't say on my blog. Just to reiterate, I think LV bags are ugly, and ridiculously expensive, and I can't for the life of me understand why people should waste their money buying them. 
This is my blog about my life, what I do, and what I think. This post was my thoughts on the looks and the price of the bags. That's all. My views, they don't have to fit in with anyone else's, it's my blog. 

I didn't criticize anyone for buying them, I only said I will never understand the hunger for designer labels. Other people can do what they like. I know everyone is different, I can't speak for other people, anyone can say they like the bags if they want to. 

The world would be a better place if everyone read what is actually written rather than spinning a whole new story around what they thought it said. I am kind, and I am offended that you think otherwise. 
Ilona

Friday, 2 December 2016

A walk in North Yorkshire with my buddies

Hello. I've had a day out today, with my walking buddies, Paul and Paul. I was designated as the driver, because the plan was to call in a pub on the way home, the two boys like a drink, and I'm not bothered. A 7am start was planned, and although I was up early enough I tried to cram too much in the time I had allowed for getting myself ready. A misjudgment on my part, maybe it was the hair washing that made me a bit late. It's hard to get ready on time when I have three kids to think of, ha ha. 
We went over the bridge into North Yorkshire. Past Beverley and Malton, to Welburn, a small village just off the A64. A parking spot was found next to the church. Paul was leading the way so we set off across the fields. 
Here we are going into pretty Wood, it's not far from Castle Howard.

In the middle of the wood is this monument, The Four Faces.

Over there is the Mausoleum, we are now on the Castle Howard estate.


This is the closest we got to Castle Howard, the walk took us around the outer perimeter of the grounds.

This is the Temple of the Four Winds. We were lucky with the weather, it was gloriously sunny.

A good photo opportunity.

The Centenary Way footpath took us into the village of Coneysthorpe. 
Lovely little cottages, and a big wide village green.

The path took us through Coneysthorpe bank wood.

 Looks like this dead tree has been struck by lightening..

Time for a quick pose. 
We did a circular route of 11 miles, and got back to the car before it started to get dark. I have found this web site with more photo's of the area we were walking in, there are some smashing photo's on it.

Paul had a pub stop in mind at Goodmanham, just outside Market Weighton. The first photo I took without the flash, this shows how dark and cozy it was. Candles on the tables, log fires, it had a real homely feeling about it.

The rest of the photo's I put the flash on so you can see all the nicknacks lining shelves and hanging on the walls. It was very olde worlde, and had a good atmosphere.





We hit a massive traffic jam on the way back, queuing on the A63 going towards Hull, for the turn off for the Humber Bridge. Not sure what caused that.

I've been to the Village Hall tonight to help set up the tables for tomorrow. It's been a busy day, and I am pooped, so I'll love you and leave you and say Goodnight.
Toodle pip.