On to Tintagel now, we had a lovely trip over to the castle, we had never been all the time we have been coming here and living here. It was a nice day, bit chilly but bright and there was hardly anyone else there so we got a real feel for the place. What a place to have lived, lovely in the summer but I wouldnt fancy it on a cold stormy winters night! We were trying to figure out how they managed to build it on those really high cliffs and how many people fell while doing it.
This is the main part where the great hall was, on the right.
View through a window in one of the only bits of wall left. I wouldnt mind waking up to that in the morning!
Ooh eeerrr. A long way down, and the steps a bit scary.
View both ways, lovely and wild up here on the north coast.
View out of the front door! You wouldnt want to carry your shopping up here! We enjoyed wandering about the site and wished that there was more of the buildings left as it was hard to really imagine just what it was like. Recommend a visit but not for tiny children or the unsteady.
And now for something completely different. Last week this lovely lady, Diane, came round with a mutual friend, Sue who introduced me to her a while ago with a view to her taking some courses for us. She makes amazing rag rugs and wanted to show me some of her work and have a look round the space we have here. I am glad to say the she has agreed to do some teaching for us, she is such an interesting person and a real sweety. She very kindly showed me how to hook a rug when I went round to her house a couple of days later. I did mean to take my camera but forgot and wish I had as her home is packed with her work and lots of other lovely stuff, a treat for another blog soon! Well I am now Hooked! Excuse the pun and am cracking on with my own bits that I will show you when there is more of it finished, its great fun and at last I have something I can do while watching TV of an evening.
This is Diane, NOT ME (I do not like to appear in photos), with one of her recent pieces, based on a lovely memory of being kissed in the snow and feeling lovely! Aahh.
And who wouldnt love a tea cosy like this!? This is one of the project she will be teaching on the courses. Sue the mutual friend is also running some great courses for us too.
Do have a look at our courses website as we now have a diary of all the courses running this year. There are some really brill things going on including a Teddy making course with Jayne of Country cottage chic! Go on pop in and have a peep.