The week before last saw me in Somerset enjoying a short break at a National Trust cottage on the Holnicote estate just outside Minehead and close to Porlock. We had a very leisurely time, walking along the ridge to Dunster with wonderful views of the Bristol channel and the coast. It was a round trip of 8 miles, which took 2 1/2 hours there and 2 hours back – must have rambled a bit on our way there. Dunster is a quaint market town with a castle and lovely grounds we were able to walk around. We were quite exhausted by the time we got back. Our cottage was attached to a 15th century chapel and had wide stone window recesses and a woodburning stove in the inglenook. Very cosy and beautifully furnished.
Once back last week, it was decided that the shop needed some rearranging and I went about moving things around with gusto. I do like to confuse my fellow workers – it keeps them guesssing, and possibly some of our customers too …… A lot of our kits are now displayed on shelving next to the books so it is easier to see them and by moving a chair, there is more room to look at the books too. There will probably have to be more changes, once all the lovely new fabrics for the spring start arriving, although we have already taken delivery of a couple of the ranges featured in our next newsletter – in particular those relating to London – so do take a look at the website and get in quick before the rush!!
Today saw another group of ladies trying out the crochet rug class. Even those who have never crocheted before are able to leave the class with the knowledge of how to complete a rug – or pot mat, if they don’t want to make a larger project. I really must make up another rug; it certainly is a good way of using up those pieces of material that you don’t know what to do with.