There was a young people's Scottish Pipe Band, they were really good!
This made me laugh, I walked along all the pens, each holding one sheep, when I came across this pen, holding this cute, fluffy little dog, who posed prettily then looked at me as if to say "aren't I a pretty sheep". Imposter! :-).
We are quite a good painting team, Steve likes to do the big areas and use a roller, whereas I like to do the fiddly stuff with a brush, so between us it is coming along well. Steve did the huge ceiling in the main living area today, and I tackled the walk-in pantry, which had its awkward moments and needed some grovelling on the floor to complete.
THEN, we were allowed to have a big fire, yay! It was awesome. :-)
Diggers Club. We've had it for about 18 months and it has suddenly had a growth spurt. It's an old English variety cooking apple called a Bramley. It has suddenly burst into blossom and if you look carefully at the bottom of the photo, yes, there are two tiny apples there!! Maybe more to come, but as it's such a tiny tree we'll have to pull off any more than about four or five we think. I never knew apple blossom had a scent, these flowers smell just lovely.
We had a visit from Steve's cousin Terry and his partner Heather the other day. It was lovely to see them, we haven't seen Terry for quite a few years. I had to laugh at this photo, quite by chance the boys are in exactly the same position! Except for the fact that ONE of them needs a shave! :-)
On a final note, this is what I am currently working on in my embroidery group. I decided to do some blackwork, and instead of just stitching a sampler of lines or squares of the different fill patterns, I drew up some funky flowers and am using a different fill pattern in each petal. I edged each petal in stem stitch using coton a broder thread, and am using a single strand of DMC cotton for the fill. I'm really enjoying doing it.