Last weekend I went to Branscombe, Devon for a ‘Walk of Life’ workshop.
The Beast from the East was foretold and this Beast would clash with Storm Emma and cause all sorts of dire conditions
I wondered if the workshop would still take place, but Helen seemed very determined that it would go ahead so I decided to go a day early to get there before the worst of the weather was due to descend upon us.
I got there just in time, as just a couple of hours after I was cosily ensconced in Nestlecombe, the walk across the road to the Masons Arms was getting icy and the village was soon to be cut off for all except farm vehicles.
In the pub I found a log fire, a warm welcome and a handsome young French bartender. I ordered mushroom soup and Guinness… I do love a draught Guinness.In his strong French accent, the bartender asked me what I was doing in Branscombe.
“I’m here for a dance workshop on the beach,” says I
“I was not expecting that!” he said, we laughed!
After lunch, while the storm raged and the snow fell, I was snug back in my holiday let, happily watching ‘Shetland’ on iPlayer and doing some more of my Jurassic Coast blanket.
This is currently my go to project when I just want to do rows and not have to think too much about the pattern. Easy to do in front of the TV.
I laid it on the bed to see how it was coming along
Just coming up to half way.
Keeping to coastal colours in Stylecraft Special DK, 4.5mm hook and in Extended Moss Stitch, which I think is also called Linen Stitch.
The view from the bedroom window
After the snow came the freezing rain and on Friday walking anywhere was lethal – lethal but beautiful
so I just had to get out there with the camera – luckily I had my walking stick and Snow Grips with me. I’ve had them for years and never used them before.
There was a crust of ice over everything
which made a wonderful crunchy sound as you made your way across it
I have never seen the effects of freezing rain before
this whole tree was encased in ice
The photos don’t really do it justice as the light was so low
the effect was spectacular
I thought the pub sign had a touch of ‘Daphne du Maurier’ about it.
and in the fields
so much beauty to be found
even the catkins were frozen
more icy photos to come …….
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(PS. I was the only one who turned up for the Workshop! Wimps! Ha!)
Now I’m going to pop over to Cathy’s for a good ol’ Knit and Natter Friday
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