Having just read the title for this post back it sounds as though I've been up to all sorts
of shenanigans doesn't it ?
But at the risk of disappointing anyone, sorry I actually haven't...
I've just been away for a few days with the other half and the dog in our caravan.
See, told you, nothing that scandalous really.
Its our first proper get away this year and we headed to an absolute favourite
campsite of ours in The Gower, called Nicholaston Farm.
We first went there about 5 years ago with my brother and his family, who said we absolutely had to come and see this completely magical place they had discovered.
The campsite is situated at the top of a hill overlooking the sea.
The walk down to the beach from there is through the most beautiful natural
woodland and as you walk along the path you suddenly realise you are no
longer walking on soil and bark but sand.
And suddenly you break through the trees and look...
this is what you see !
I always think of it as like walking through the wardrobe door in The Lion, The Witch
and The Wardrobe.
Its completely breathtaking.
( I should probably point out here that my photo's really do not do it justice at all - I am no photographer and all pics are snapped in the moment on my iphone. )
The beach stretches for miles and more often than not you can not see one other single person.
I think its safe to say that this is pretty much Lilou's most absolute favourite place - she loves it and charges about doing Zoomies as fast as she can, tail turning a full 360degrees as she runs.
The walks you can do are amazing, full circle coming back up the sand dunes, all along the beach to stop at the pub or back along the woodland trail above the dunes.
Its quite a hike back up the hill but so worth it for the view from the top, and then its just a little meander along the woodland path back to the campsite.
I think we caught the bluebells at their peak, they looked and smelt heavenly.
We even managed to persuade Lilou to sit still for two seconds to have her portrait
taken in amongst them.
This was the view from our Caravan door ... unbeatable.
Also unbeatable ... one pooped pooch !
And so to the big question, did I take any yarny bits and bobs with me ?
Most certainly !
Three different projects infact.
But the one that took my fancy was the latest patchwork blanket I am making.
So crochet sorted for the evening it was time to snuggle down, put the Beach Hut fairy lights on
and stick the DVD in.
If you haven't seen it already this is a definite must see movie.
Classic Richard Curtis from start to finish. I loved every minute.
Despite the forecast having predicted rain, rain and more rain we were so lucky with the weather and so decided to walk along the coastal path to Three Cliffs Bay.
This looked like the perfect place to stop for a cuppa ...
so out came our faithful Kelly Kettle
and within a few minutes steam was up and
tea was served.
Yup, that'll be a pooped pooch again, well till the next morning at least ...
We had time for one last early morning walk on the beach before heading home
and a much needed wash down for the dog.
We shall be back.
Back home the squares have been finished off, I am loving these little blankets, they are so quick to do and they use up all those odd left over balls of wool.
And yet more sun.
All sewn up, and with the second part of the border now complete
I would now like to very proudly reveal
one completely random blanket !
Look , no particular patterns, no particular placing of squares
AND two different types of squares, some knitted, some crocheted.
I know !
Would you get me with my randomness !
Have a lovely week everyone.