Thursdays are very busy days for me as it’s the day our Pensioner’s Lunch Club meet. I’m one of the organisers so I head down to the village hall around 10.30-ish every Thursday and don’t return home until after 2 pm. The Newfies HATE Thursdays and plump down sulkily onto their beds when they see me packing everything into my lunch club bag prior to leaving. They always have an early walk on lunch club days to help them settle while I’m gone and this morning we headed down to the beach at Beesands at around 7 am ….
Arriving just before sunrise. What an amazing sky! Here in England we have a saying, “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight .. red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” and this sky was all shades of red, purple and orange. You could almost taste the rain to come as the wind was mild and damp, and it duly arrived around 10 am since when it’s rained on and off all day. But we were lucky and our walk was dry – indeed there was some early sunshine …
Start Bay faces almost due east – the perfect position to watch the sun rise over the water. And then I was overcome by a desire to take artistic photos….
With some “assistance” from the large black furry one ….
Thanks Ben! Having collapsed the pile of slates I was attempting to photograph the newfies quickly ran on ahead, only Ben stopping for a moment to make sure I was following not too far behind …
Then home again, time for a coffee and then soon off to lunch club (me) and a nice dog treat followed by the opportunity for a long snooze (the Newfies). And thinking about snoozing, I have a new friend to keep my toes warm at night ….
My Cosy Badger hot water bottle cover – the second pattern for the December issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine. He’s made from an old felted jumper and some tweed and felt pieces. And Rosie will definitely NOT be allowed to snaffle my badger – he’s staying at home with me!
Finally, thank you so much for all your kind comments about my Jolly Robin Hoop – I’m so pleased you like it and hope you’ll like my Cosy Badger pattern too. They’ll both be in next month’s magazine – which is shaping up to be a bumper Christmas issue!