….. continuing the story of my Sunny Sunday with Noelle and Alison
After meandering through the gardens Noelle led the way into the buildings of the Bishop’s Palace …. we were wowed by the way the sunlight played with the stained glass windows in the chapel
There was even a Stained Glass jigsaw
and more spectacular patterns in the wallpaper on the staircase
and then joy of joys – Pineapples!
Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while knows I have a bit of a thing for pineapples, you can see more here, here and here
Although the wallpaper in the photo looks grey it was, in reality, a rich blue
Seeing my delight in the pineapple pattern, Noelle hatched a plan …. and on her way home she popped into the shops to buy ……
Noelle then showed us this marvellous way of carving a pineapple to get rid of all the spiky brown bits AND to make the pinepapple look spectacular – a fabulous ‘Crafty Trick’
just see how spendid it looks
Alison and I were in for a treat
A delicious lunch awaited us in the oh-so-cosy conservatory
Home-made soup and foccacia. I felt thoroughly spoilt – it was a day to please all the senses.
I can’t leave this post without showing a close up of Noelle’s knitted jumper – her knitting is superb and in such soft yarn and gentle colours
It makes me want to get back to knitting again.
The warmth of the day stays with me – thank you so much Noelle for your wonderful hospitality.
Before posting I checked with Noelle that she was happy with my photos and she told me of more delights she has in store for you on her blogs:
Here is Noelle’s Pineapple Chutney