I took my crochet - of course. I am still working towards One Granny Square a Day and have to confess to lapses and have to catch up.
I am very pleased with the way this is working out. My first attempt at joining as you go and the easy method I am using to try and ensure all the squares are different. I am not sure how large I will make it. At present there are 64 squares joined, and another 8 to join up. I have almost run out of the turquoise yarn, so will need to get more.
It was my birthday the day after we arrived and I had a lovely day. Cousin Sue had painted a lovely picture of pelargoniums growing in a planter on the wall of the house. She knows pelargoniums are my favourite plants and I am thrilled that she painted this especially for me.
Another gift arrived this morning from my friend in California -
I have been wanting this book for a while and she spotted it on my Amazon Wish List. Thank you Sandy. The books is by Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey. Rachel has a blog and you can see more of her work here.
My lovely husband gave me an iPad, which I am thrilled with.
The yellow raspberries are slowly ripening and I gathered a small collection this afternoon - I think we will have them with our breakfast cereal in the morning. There is not enough for one dessert, let along two! I love these - the birds do not recognise them and so leave them alone for us! I was given plants a few years ago and don't know the variety.
Finally, I have picked the runner bean pods that I left to ripen. These will be sown next year. As you can see I have heaps, so lots to give away. The variety is Stenner.
On Sunday I am off to Ireland for a week to meet up with my sister Pauline and her friends from Australia. They are on a European tour to celebrate the birthday of one of them. They have been offered the use of a cottage, and invited me to join them.
Finally, I just have to show you the photographs of some beautiful sunsets we saw in the village in France. I took these with my Nikon Coolpix camera.
Aren't they amazing?