It all began a week or so ago, I was visiting the Exeter and District branch of the Embroiderer's Guild.
Just about ready to start my talk, when strange flashing lights, fake smoke, disco lights and deafening strains of Agadoo put pay to that. A children's party in the room next door!
Unfazed, these resourceful Devonians took me and all my belongings, out into the gardens. . . where we continued, almost as if nothing had happened.
The views were stunning, the sun shone, the birds sang and we were even honored by a visit from the local cat.
What a lovely afternoon! I truly can't remember the last time I enjoyed giving a talk so much!
So. . . here's a heart for those lovely ladies , to say thank you for all the laughs and the welcome they gave me. xxxxxx
(The heart, by the way, I found on a wall in the nearby , seaside town of Sidmouth.)
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. . . .
This is the church at Salcome Regis, I just had to drag poor Mike there, having heard of it's treasures.
Mike knows that it's best not to complain whilst my church crawling obsession continues. . . we found lovely things inside and the fields and hills seem to fold and wrap themselves around this pretty place.
A signpost tempted us to walk across the fields, down to the beach
What fun . . .a September day, warm sun and sparkling sea . . . heaven!
We left the beach and climbed (slowly) back up to the church where Teas were being served. I can't tell you how grateful we were, so . . . I had a piece of Chocolate cake and a scone, it would have been so rude not to.
Who would not fall in love with such a place? x