Monday, 29 January 2018

a quick trip out


My foot is out of the boot and I've abandoned my crutches in favour of a walking stick. The foot is still painful and getting back into my work shoes isn't an option. I'm due to go back to work on Wednesday and part of me wants to but I haven't made up my mind as to whether I can cope physically yet.

To help me decide we went away at the weekend to the Cotswolds, dual purpose trip really as we had problems with the leisure battery not charging whilst on hook up at Christmas. We had the battery checked out and thought that we would give it another go and monitor the battery level over the weekend depending on what we were running off it. Once again ,not charging so we will be going back to the dealers to get it checked out.

This time we were more prepared for any problems having packed electric and battery lights in case of emergency. Although we have now encountered the low gas pressure that you get when a cylinder is running out, nearly an hour to cook a prepared meal (Tesco £10 meal deal, it includes a bottle of wine) I recon that we will have one more chance to boil a kettle and it will be empty.

We headed off for Broadway, a small village in the Cotswolds and Saturday was murky and wet so we indulged in our favourite pastimes.

We headed to the pub, it took us a while to find a pub that was a PUB not a restaurant with a bar attached. Eventually we settled for the Horse and Hounds and sat in the window watching the world go by as the fire crackled. The music was every 80/90's hit that you never wanted to hear again but sadly remember every word but a decent pint and a fine hot chocolate.

Yes, that's me knitting in colour ! a while ago I dyed some hand spun yarn a while back and its been sat around not doing anything. Some of it is grey ryland and the other is the Norfolk/Suffolk cross. I think that this may be a hat for me as I don't have a beanie hat and I fancy something a bit different to where when we are out in the van.

Next we hit the charity shops, only three to choose from but I acquired a DVD, an old Rowan magazine with a couple of interesting patterns in it and a cardi.

Please note , this is NOT something that I have knitted up whilst being off work. It cost me the grand sum of £3.00 and is 3/4 sizes too small for me.

But it will provide inspiration and as I have lost 12lb in the last couple of months, it may just spur me on to carry on until it fits !!

I'm not usually a girly girl but this is quite pretty :-)

Anyway, the campsite was just as you would expect from the Caravan and Motorhome club although I am so looking forward to the better weather when we can sit outside a bit as at the moment everyone seems to just be sat staring at their TVs in the evening. I did spot a brown rabbit near the van but it took off before I could grab the camera.

I will be back soon with a knitting update and maybe even some spinning :-)

Speak soon xx

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