Barry and I went out for the day on Saturday, he wanted to get a lens adapter for his new camera so we went to Norwich where the shop lived. He purchased his lens adapter and a speedlight. Foolishly, I showed him a lovely little camera bag that had caught my eye earlier, thinking that the price would shock him, but it didn’t. He didn’t purchase the bag then, but it kept gnawing at him until he ordered it online from the same place. Think it is in the bag on the floor now, waiting for him to come home from work and open it up. I have intentions of checking out the sizing and construction and making myself a bag but using my pretty patchwork fabrics…watch this space!
Then we went into Norwich itself, first of all we parked here
well not there exactly, but these are the views from where we parked….the car park was decidedly scary, held up by scaffolding and supports. We didn’t stay there long, as we were walking away from the car we both felt more than a bit uncomfortable. We didn’t seem to be anywhere near the bit of Norwich that we recognised, so we went back to the car and moved it to a less scary car park which cost a lot more money to use!
We had lunch
Then we decided to take our new cameras for a road trip and headed for a darling old Shopping Arcade. I got side tracked by the chocolate shop, yes I was poorly all night but it was worth it.
I noticed there was a sign saying that there was a display of Royal photographs by Cecil Beaton in Norwich Castle. Could this be the same exhibition I had wanted to visit in the Victoria & Albert Museum back in February? It was!! We were a couple of days too early for the exhibition in Feb so I was absolutely delighted to be able to view the photographs
We took a few photographs of the Castle and you can see mine here
I love this photo from the album
don’t ask me what he’s got on his lap though, I dread to think!!
In the meantime, I have been knitting. The first photo is of the silk shawl I am knitting for Janine
I was rather worried that the yarn would be too slippery and splitty to enjoy working with but it is fine. It is Babylonglegs Perfection Lace and a gorgeous rich purple. I have memorised the pattern repeat so am enjoying this very much now
I also cast on for my Netherton Cardigan which is on the front cover of the first issue of this very lovely quarterly magazine. Shilasdair yarn is so gorgeous to work with, and the halo from the cashmere and angora is just perfect, oh and the yarn smells so good too! This is my easy knitting that I will do when in the car and when I’m watching a complicated programme like East Enders or something! I intend to make myself a dress with the fabric the yarn is sitting on..hah!
I have also finished Millie’s Mini Water’s Edge and can’t wait to see her wearing it
Hope the blue is electric enough for her, Bampy chose the buttons at Fibre-East and they are perfect!
Today the temperature is reading 31 degrees on Barry’s barometer thingy, and it would appear that hot weather is happening down south too as I had the cutest little photo sent to me of Esme wearing the little dress I made including the matching frilly knickers!
My friend Heather is popping in for a cuppa very soon….I’ll tell you about Sunday next time!