Sunday, July 31, 2016

No rain today

After non-stop rain yesterday we had a rain free day today.

Cool, windy and heavy clouds but no rain.

Lots of hills, more moors and plenty of mud.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Yay. Internet.


We spent a lovely cosy night in Hebden Bridge.

(African drum practise 7 - 9.30 every Thursday)


We are coming back here on a canal boat holiday one day.

It's a lovely place which has done an amazing job recovering from devastating floods on Boxing Day.


Then it was onward and upward.

It rained pretty much all day but don't fret we have all the gear.

And you know what they say:

No such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing.



Up on the moors (Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights country) is beautiful.

Shh. Can you ear the silence?

Now it's the pub for dinner

and off to bed.


Friday, July 29, 2016


I am so cross having to do with out the Internet for a day.

I would be so cross if I lived in Standedge:

they have NO internet.

So no post yesterday.

Is this the 21st century?

I should have composed the post anyway but I didn't so all those brilliant thoughts I composed in my head while walking have disappeared forever.

That's the mountain climber blazing the trail.




A an you read that?

It says "framing the landscape, many people look but only a few see."


My very welcome bed after walking 22 kilometres on my way to Scotland.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pennine Way minus 1

Well we're here

at the official start of the Pennine Way.

I quite understand if you want to tune out for a while.

This is going to get rugged.


One of the things I wished I did more of last time was to have more pictures of where we stayed,

so once I am at home I have a better recollection of each place.

You have been warned:

expect to see my bed, my meals, the pubs....



as well as the cute villages

and magnificent scenery.....



Just when things started so well I learn that we have left the charging plug

for all these devices still plugged in in London! S**t!

Big thanks to Alan from the local camping ground (where we are not staying)

who has just sourced one in Manchester and driven me there and back to get it!

The kindness of strangers.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Pennine Way minus 2

As international travel would have it we were awake at the crack of dawn

so set out from our apartment taking

advantage of the cool and took a walk along Regent's Canal Towpath.

This first portion, near Kingscross Station, is made of of temporary floating pontoons.

They gave a weird floaty, bouncy feeling and seemed like they could tip over when we both on the same side.

Here are some highlights:


an apartment building that looked like a ship


narrow boats



a better idea of the path,



lovely back gardens,

an old lock cottage,


and a snack after our walk.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ready for this year's Adventure?

I'm here


I'm exhausted.

Hope I feel better tomorrow

because on Tuesday it starts!

The Pennine Way here we come.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lots of stitching

I have had lots going on the last few weeks but I have kept up stitching on this quilt.

And the back?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Say Hi

 A few weeks ago I packed up these 2 quilts and put them in the post.


Maybe they are coming to a show near you.
This is what they said:
We are pleased to inform you that your quilts City Under Snow and City Lights have been selected to be judged at the World Quilt Competition and will hang on display during the event from 18-20 August 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

As a reminder, these quilts will then tour the United States and be displayed at the:
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (Greater Philadelphia Area) in September;
  • QuiltFest Oasis Palm Springs (Palm Springs, California) and the Pacific International Quilt Festival (San Francisco Bay Area) in October; and
  • World Quilt Florida in Orlando, Florida in January 2017.

Ps. If you see them why not post it on Instagram and tag it #apiecefullife