Monday 12 October 2015

Lovely time!

Hello friends

Well that was a lovely weekend away. 
Saturday I was demoing at Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst,
Oliver - the shop owner was very welcoming,
made a smashing cup of tea too!
The shop is crammed (and I mean crammed!) to the rafters with 
craft goodies - dies, stamps, papers, knitting wool, art equipment...
and more and more! 

When I finished for the day Mum and I took a little look around Lyndhurst,
it's a lovely village with lots of gift shops.
We found a nice pub/restaurant for dinner and then back to our hotel.
No late night raves and clubbing for us! ;)

Our hotel overlooked this gorgeous thatched cottage - 
this is my idea of heaven...must start doing the lottery again.

The following day we took a trip to Lymington, another picturesque village.
And look what I espied... no escape from that boy of mine!

Before we headed home we took a trip into the New Forest,
it was wonderful and exactly as I remembered it as a child,
now that doesn't happy very often when you revisit a place!

 It was beginning to look very Autumnal.

Hoping to return next year to demo - it would be good to go in the 
Summer or Spring, although I think I would love the New Forest whatever the season.

I hope you all had a great weekend, I will be back tomorrow with crafty stuff!

Take care friends. 


  1. Good morning Christine
    Great photos of your trip this weekend. The little cottage looks idyllic.
    Enjoy your day

  2. Hi Christine
    So pleased you had a great time, that little cottage is just my cup of tea .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. That shop does look rammed. glad you had a lovely time demoing and browsingt he shops and countryside. have a good week xx hazel

  4. Hi Christine, love the photos. My daughter lives close to Lyndhurst and I was sorry not to have been able to visit her this last weekend so that I could have popped in. Also sorry not to have seen my daughter of course! X

  5. Morning Christine,
    Love your photo's thank fro sharing. The thatched cottage is gorgeous, but think of the upkeep, bet it needs a lot of maintenance.
    Pleased you had a good weekend.

  6. Hi Christine, Looks like you had a wonderful time, The shop does look full that's what I like plenty of stuff to look at. The scenery looks beautiful and it's nice to have your Mum for company. Love Jean Z xxxx

  7. Hello Christine
    Lovely when things stay the same as you remember them!
    Thing is blood comes in ,and changes everything ,its happening in Bristol all the time! .Historic things are considered old!!! I could go on ...but I suppose I must 'move with the times' !
    Anyway after my rant, pleased you enjoyed your weekend Christine!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  8. Morning Christine, So glad your weekend went well and that you had a lovely day sightseeing. I love thatched cottages too, I would love to live in one !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hi Christine,
    Love your photos,really pleased you had a great weekend,the shop looks fantastic.
    I hope you have a good day, Take care. x.

  10. Hello Christine,
    Thank you for your trip down memory lane, the photos are great!! Glad your demonstrations were successful, but you never doubted that they would be did you? The lottery odds are now 45 million to 1. They said it would be easier to become a Saint than win the Lottery!!! I still try though.
    Maureen xxx

  11. Glad you enjoyed Saturday and the rest of your weekend. I agree that shop is crammed to the rafters and I am sure when you look around there are things you miss. It's like an Alladins Cave. Must go back there again. Felt rushed last time as was on trip for a few days to Bournemouth with a friend so couldn't spend as long as I would have liked. New Forest is lovely as well anytime of the year.

  12. Hi Christine. You sound as if you and your mum had a wonderful weekend. The thatched cottage is a dream home to me too and the photos of the New Forest are lovely.
    Bye for now.
    Val in Spain x

  13. So pleased you both had a lovely weekend, the photos are fab, thanks for sharing with us. I love the New Forest!
    Janice x

  14. Looks beautiful there, and that craft shop you don't see many around these days.
    Glad you had an amazing time.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  15. Looks fab . Great pictures x

  16. Hi Christine. Glad to hear you had a good time at Emerald Crafts and also in and around Lyndhurst. The New Forest is such a beautiful place isn't it. Take care x