Hi there folks.
Apologies for not making my usual Sunday evening post.
I do have a good excuse ~ I was trying to fill in my Tax Form on line ~ the less said about that the better!
Anyhoo what have I been up to?
On Monday our whole school went to visit Gloucester Cathedral.
As you can see from this picture it is undergoing some renovation at the moment.
Some of the gargoyles have eroded away so stone masons have made completely new ones.
Here he is in situ. Did you know a gargoyle is a water spout?
It it doesn't have a water spout like this one it is just a grotesque.
You may recognise the Cloisters even if you have never been there.
They have been used in the Harry Potter films.
There is of course, lots of impressive stained glass. The East window is not very colourful, but is the largest piece of Mediaeval glass in the country and is the size of a tennis court.
One of my favourite pieces is in the Blue Chapel. This is only 20 years old and is made up of 3 panels. Even with a gaggle of schoolchildren the window is very 'noisy'. I hear storms at sea, winds blowing and people shouting. It is beautiful.
This more traditional window is in the cloisters.
The children had a fabulous time and there's not much they don't know about the Cathedral now!
We've had a little bit of cold weather, causing some stunning sunsets.
This one I snapped as I left Tesco the other evening.
The weather has now gone warmer again. Yesterday -2 degrees, today 7 degrees! What's going on?
Most of my time over the last week has been taken up by my Summer Granny Blanket. I've had a massive sewing in session ~ 6 ends for each square! I need to lay the squares out again to see just where I am.
I have also been playing "Words with Friends" quite a lot. It's a free app you can get for I-phone and I-pad and it's also free from the Android store.
Look at this score! 72! All seven letters! Waaaayyy.
If you've got the app and fancy a game my user name is Clicky Needles.
I also got a delivery of undyed yarn, so I've been busy with that. Hopefully I'll show pictures next time.
Have a great week, bye for now..................Clicky Needles.