I shall be busy helping my son to move home, so I thought I could leave you with a bit of fun from the Brass Band Festival in Durham last weekend. The atmosphere was great and we had a smashing time, despite drizzly, miserable weather. It’s not the same as being there but I have videos of my favourite two bands, Back Chat Brass and Xaral’s Dixie (all the way from Portugal- small world!)
Sharing six words with Debbie will keep you out of mischief. Go on- you know you want to! Happy weekend!
In Summer there are countless celebrations across the Algarve, but it’s always a delight to arrive and find the streets decked with paper flowers. Last Friday in Tavira all was splendour, but after the weekend came the slow process of deflowering. What better way to share than a Collage?
It’s Saturday and yet again Debbie has six words to make you smile. Do go and join in! And have a great weekend!
Following my Thursday’s Special post I had many requests for more of Lisa’s artwork. I cannot do justice to her lovely home but this is a small sample of it’s beauty. Alternative six words- Is it any wonder I’m proud? Take your pick!
I won’t be here next Saturday. Poor me, I’ll be languishing in the Algarve heat. Take good care of yourselves, and don’t forget to keep the six words going. Debbie’s relying on you.
Very cute, our seahorse, isn’t he? Yet again the good folks of Saltburn by the Sea have decorated their pier with yarn bombing. It’s a Summer tradition. Are they in good Order? I think I should let you be the judge of that.
There are some wild hairdo’s, aren’t there? You can probably tell that there was a fresh breeze that day, but still lots of people.
Let’s end with a bit of a gallop, down by the sea. Such skilled handiwork, as well as being completely adorable.
That’s it for another year. The next day it simply poured, and has continued to do so. The shopaholics amongst you will adore Debbie’s Six Word Saturday this week. Me, I just want to go to Madrid! Wishing you a happy weekend!
Remember I mentioned a quilt exhibition in my walk at Belsay Hall and gardens on Monday? I thought that some of my craft working friends might like a closer look. Personally, I can look and admire, but I’m not much good at the making.
The hall is a mighty Palladian building and you step inside respectfully. The wood panelled walls and lofty ceilings create an interesting exhibition space, where my eyes are drawn immediately to the kimonos, bobbed hairstyles and coy smiles of the oriental ladies. There are many more traditional quilts, ranged throughout a series of rooms, with knowledgeable ladies, poised to enlighten and inform.
It was the last week of the exhibition when I was there, but Belsay regularly hosts events in the house, castle and magnificent gardens. Debbie has us dangling this week in Six Word Saturday. Why not join in?
It’s more than 6 weeks since I got back from Tavira, in my lovely Algarve. Time to round up a few of those photos I never got around to sharing, and move on. A new roof top bar provides a great overview of this beautiful place.
The river runs bronze after heavy rain
One of those shabby doors Sue loves
A hint of castle wall
Up on the castle walls
Down in the riverside gardens
A riot of colour
Such a pretty letterbox
And a little bit of magic on the rooftops
Until next time…
Don’t forget to share your six words on Debbie’s little bit of fun, and have a great weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with a very English walk.