On the First Day of Holdiay (Saturday 2nd July) I woke up to blooming lillies and that wonderful glorious feeling of no work for sixteen days. On top of that, I had lots to look forward to and lots to plan for it. I’m amazed at home much I crammed/am still cramming into these weeks. I’ll spare you the details of how much laundry washing and drying and packing I did during this day ;-)
I took a chair out into our tiny back yard and sat in the shade drinking my morning cuppa. I love to sit in the cool shade and see bright blue sky all around me. I love to see it and appreciate that it is warm but I prefer to do so from the shade. Sitting out first thing in the morning on a beautiful hot day is one of my favourite things to do. I gave the rabbits their first hop of the day …or flop in the case of Bramble who skittered about so much that she wanted a rest. Unfortunately about ten minutes later the washing machine emptied itself (as they do) and made a loud noise under the manhole cover that Bramble was laying on. She was HORRIFIED with me as she thought I’d done it. She actually growled at me, thumped her legs, hopped back into her cage and sat in her bedroom thumping. She wouldn’t stop until I went away. Silly thing. She got over her fright though as she was keen to come out again in the evening.
As usual when I sit out with the rabbits I added a few stripes to my ripple. Then I put it aside to concentrate on the bunting I’d promised a friend for her craft fair table. Have you ever tried to photograph bunting? VERY tricky business. Thank goodness for washing lines but the photos still didn’t look as good as I’d hoped. I made one pinky set and one red/blue/grey set. I’m really pleased with how the colours worked together.
The clear blue sky made way for a pretty sunset. Incidentally this was around the time I was packing my clothes. I was mooching around at about 10pm when I realised that my train left in 12 hours and 15 minutes and I had not packed anything for 8 days away. Fortunately I am a quick packer ;-)
Day two … coming soon.