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Thursday, 6 October 2011
Picture heavy post

I have now finished stitching my SAL Giumauve et Violette. I'm not sure what I will put in the space above the garland in the centre - the designer suggested a charm and I think I have a Fleur de Lys charm somewhere in my stash which might suffice. I'm not sure of a 'final' finish!

Last week we took a trip to Canterbury and I took a few snaps. These show a marked difference between the old and new buildings in the city centre. The 'older building' is, of course, Canterbury Cathedral.

We also popped into a shop for a bottle of water and noticed this lovely display of 'old fashioned' sweets (candies) - check out those sugar mice - how I loved these as a child. I resisted buying any as I am not sure I am up for a pure sugar hit!

We then drove to Westwood Cross in Broadstairs as I wanted to go to Hobby Craft and after a quick lunch at Frankie and Bennys we decided to go see the new Jason Statham movie - Killer Elite. As you can see from the above picture DH arranged a private showing! Not really but we did get the cinema to ourselves and the movie was great.

On the way home we stopped so I could get a picture of the Viking Ship at Pegwell Bay. This ship has been there for as long as I can remember. Isn't it wonderful?

This year there seems to be a vast amount of spiders webs in my garden with the most enormous spiders. I keep well away and used the zoom on my camera to get a couple of pictures!

I'm sorry for the mish-mash post today but I have been holding these pictures on my desktop and have at last found time to post. All the pictures are clickable for closeup views.

Thanks for visiting
Take care


Photobucket posted by Carol R at 12:20 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 6 October 2011 at 12:58, Blogger Maggee

    ooh ick! That spider looks scary! Is it a poisonous one or just harmless? Looks like you have a nice trip to Canterbury! Hugs!

  • On 6 October 2011 at 13:19, Blogger Susan

    Beautiful finish! Thank you for the pictures of your trip. It looks like you had a good time. We have also had an abundance of spiders in our garden this year.

  • On 6 October 2011 at 13:27, Blogger Barbara

    Carol I enjoyed all of your pictures so much until I reached the one with the spider. I'm deathly afraid of them and we have some vicious ones here in Florida. I especially loved the Viking ship...are you allowed to go on board? What a wonderful day you had and I'm sure I wouldn't have had so much control as you did in the sweets shop. :o)

  • On 6 October 2011 at 14:04, Blogger Hazel

    The sal is so pretty. Great pictures of your trip to Canterbury. x

  • On 6 October 2011 at 14:19, Blogger Ponto Cruz e Companhia

    I enjoyed your photos specially the one with the candies. I always take a look on your blog.
    Hugs from Portugal

  • On 6 October 2011 at 16:38, Blogger valerie

    Ack! Spider! I don't know how you managed to take the picture. I'd be running screaming in the other direction.

    Your finish is very pretty and a charm sounds like a great idea. It looks like a nice time in Canterbury. Love the cathedral and the candy shop. :)

  • On 6 October 2011 at 17:10, Blogger Mindi

    Ugh, spiders. I don't do well with bugs, but try to at least tolerate spiders since they eat the other bugs. Not sure what I'd do if those monsters were in my garden or house.

  • On 6 October 2011 at 17:11, Blogger Sarah

    Oh how lovely to see the piccies of Canterbury. My brother went to boarding school at Kent College Canterbury and I spent many a happy day visiting there as a little girl and it is somewhere I want to go with hubby. You didnt have a go on the ducking stool then!! Thanks for sharing. I adore your almost finish, the colours are my favourites.

  • On 6 October 2011 at 17:25, Blogger butterfly

    Your SAL is looking so pretty i really love the colour.

    Enjoyed your great photos.

    We have spiders every where in the garden i think they are getting bigger.

  • On 6 October 2011 at 21:28, Blogger Carol E. in AZ

    I love your stitched piece. Very pretty. And I enjoyed your snaps. The spider looks menacing, but I guess that is what spiders "do"! :)

  • On 6 October 2011 at 23:38, Blogger Karen

    Pretty finish....don't know about the mice! Something just doesn't sound right when a food item has mice in the title....even if it is made from sugar.

    happy stitching....

  • On 7 October 2011 at 13:29, Blogger Dora

    I enjoyed seeing your pictures.
    We've seen alot of spider webs here, too. That spider you photographed looks exactly like the one attached to our mailbox and sedum plant.

  • On 9 October 2011 at 17:39, Blogger Blu

    Lovely finish (well, almost finish)!
    Gorgeous pictures, and that candy looks delicious.

  • On 10 October 2011 at 17:09, Blogger Moreen

    Carol I loved seeing your photos of Canterbury I lived and went to school in a little village just outside of Canterbury when I was about 9 years old and Canterbury was where we shopped, it was lovely at Xmas. Your photos have brought back some lovely memories thankyou for posting them.
    Take care