Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Weekend break

We had a lovely weekend in Hereford, and the weather was warm but not too hot! We stayed at a lovely little hotel called Brandon Lodge just south of the city. If you ever fancy a short break do check this hotel out as it was very reasonably priced and extremely friendly.


In the afternoon after checking in we went into Hereford to visit the Cathedral which also houses the famous "Mappa Mundi" which is the only complete wall map of the world known to have survived from the Middle Ages. It was very impressive. We stopped and had tea and cake in the Cloisters cafe and then returned to the hotel.

Hereford Cathedral

Before dinner I even sat outside in the hotel gardens and cross stitched....... bliss !!

We then had dinner at a lovely pub a few miles up the road called the "Axe and Cleaver" a good ole black and white English pub!! Then back to the hotel for a good nights sleep.

On Sunday we had a large cooked breakfast and then went to Ross-on-Wye for a walk along the river (walk off the calories!!) Finally returning home in the afternoon feeling very refreshed.

Back to normal on Monday........ so here's my stitching updates -

My poppy card is now complete and ready for Becky to write in and present to her teacher next week. I'm sure she'll like it.

Then my progress on Country Idyll - some sky done, some more trees done, the horse is just about complete and then lots of confetti stitches on the wall and the man and girl. I still think I can complete this by the end of the summer!

This week Henry is back out again, I am going to stitch on him now and look forward to watching the 2nd episode of Torchwood at 9pm !!

Ginnie x


Gaynor said...

Glad you had a nice weekend..sometimes you just need grown up time dont you.
Poppy card looks beautiful and I cannot believe how much you have done on the car and village peice. Well done!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, what a special gift for the teacher.

sounds like a nice area to visit.

Annette said...

What a lovely card, very nice.
Lovely stitching on teh village piece

Tracy said...

Wow, that must've been a great weekend! The hotel looks lovely and I bet the "Mappa Mundi" was brilliant.

I once stayed in a fine hotel in Williamsburg, VA over Memorial Day weekend and had the most relaxing time. All I did was browse quaint shops, sleep and eat great food.


Srinity said...

The poppy card is beautiful.
It sounds like you had a great weekend. We had some rain but it didn't bother us since I spent the whole weekend with my stitching friends and what did we do? Stitched of course. :)

Miss 376 said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend. The poppy card is beautiful, and what progress you have made on the other piece.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great progress, love the poppy card, congrats on that finish. CJ ok;-)

Sally said...

So glad you had a good weekend. My Dad was stationed in Hereford many years ago and loved it there.

Very pretty card and Country Idyll is coming along beautifully.

Lesleyanne said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend. it looks lovely. I love your poppy card - I must start mine - your County idyll is looking great.

TammyK said...

Love the card & you've made great progess on your wip :o)

Cindy F. said...

What a great weekend! I would love to stitch outside of that gorgeous hotel! Pretty pics!!
Beautifully finished card and great progress on your country piece!!

Maxine said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, it does you good to re-charge your batteries :) beautiful stitching I love the poppy card they're my fav flower.

Lula said...

lad you have a nice break and gorgeous stitching

Gill - That British Woman said...

that place you stayed looks just lovely. I love that poppy card also, as poppies are my favourite flowers. I am sure the teacher will appreciate it.

Sorry for not popping by in a while.

Gill in Canada

Tracey said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend,

I have missed Henry, be good to see him out again,

This is my new blog ginnie, not flowerpebble anymore.

Take care

kimstitch3 said...

I love your country IDyll.IT is looking great, I bet you can finish by end of summer if you work on it every evening till end of summer for like 30 mins to an hour. I cant wait to see it completed. take care,Kimberly