We had a very happy weekend in Bath. Lots of eating, drinking and shopping!! You can see my haul of goodies above – I think I did rather well! The shoes are adorable, with HEELS!! Don’t wear heels very often down here in deepest rural Devon – they’re really not very practical for walking Ben across muddy fields! But they will be lovely for a party I’ve been invited to next month. Also Cath Kidston fabric, and an Emma Bridgewater mug together with what looks like a very interesting book.
I must admit, when I was in Bath I was feeling rather proud of being British. There were so many tourists, all of them admiring the beautiful city, and the “Lions of Bath” installations were wonderful (please visit Notes from a Devon Village if you’d like to learn more). I sometimes think that we’re not very good here in the UK at being proud of ourselves unlike other nationalities who are much better. So this is why I’m all in favour of the ongoing “Big Up Blighty” campaign over on Happy Loves Rosie (which is a great blog, well worth a visit).
And, to show my support for taking pride in the things we do well in this country, I have taken a panel of my newest Cath Kidston “Britannia” fabric and stitched “big up Blighty” onto it. The panel is approx 12″ square and it’s cotton duck fabric stitched with 3 strands of embroidery floss in back stitch. The edges are trimmed with pinking shears and it would look great incorporated into a cushion/pillow, bag or simply framed as I’ve shown it here.
If you’d like the chance to own this panel, then please leave a comment below telling me what you think is great about Britain, whether it’s afternoon tea, warm beer or even red buses and black cabs! Amy will choose a winner next weekend, so the draw will close at midnight (BST) Saturday 7 August.