Friday, 25 October 2019

Rain stopped play

I had planned on having a nice walk along the canal when I got to Llangollen this afternoon, but the weather was horrible, I stopped off in Oswestry en route, it's a nice market town with some shops that we don't have local to us anymore so I always like to have a look to see if anything takes my fancy.  I got rather wet today though, the rain hasn't stopped all day!

I got to the hotel about 3.30pm, dumped my stuff and just had a quick walk up the high street and then ducked into a café for an early tea, mushroom soup and a sandwich, and a pot of Earl Grey, very nice it was too.

The river looked very rough, and scary! 

My room is on the top floor of the hotel and looks out onto the river Dee which in this section is very fast flowing, you can hear the noise from it when I open the window.

I've had a nice quiet evening and done a little bit of stitching on Merry Christmas by Brenda Gervais.

I'm close to finishing this one, just that section with the trees and snow to stitch, there are some snowflakes scattered around the piece but I'm not sure I will do those yet.

I will try and post again tomorrow and tell you all about or stitching day at the Nimble Thimble, there is going to be  quite a few of us this time.  
I'm off to make a hot chocolate and have a chocolate malted milk biscuit (or two) before I turn in :-)

See you soon


Jan said...

We were in Llangollen last week and enjoyed it so much! It is beautiful!

Jackie said...

Enjoy yourself. I so envy all that are able to attend stitchery, knitting or sewing getaways.

God bless.

MartinaM said...

The motif of Brenda is just great. I'm curious how it looks finished.
Surely the river looks so scary, because the weather is not so nice. When the sun is shining, many things are different
Have fun, Martina

butterfly said...

Enjoy your weekend ,it looks beautiful there.
We have none stop rain here today , so looks like I will be stitching later .
Have fun.

Poppypatchwork said...

Your photo's are very dramatic, sums up our weather this year. Enjoy your retreat.

jane said...

Llangollen is such a beautiful place, especially when it's sunny LOL The river does look scary, but what a view from your window! Enjoy your weekend. Best, Jane x

Jo said...

The photos of the river look very atmospheric. It's a shame about the weather but I doubt it will put a downer on the weekend. Have a great time.

Miriam said...

Have a nice week end. I hope the weather is better. Here, in the south of Italy still is too hot. But ... I don’t like this.

Dee said...

With that beautiful view, I'm not sure I would get much stitching done.

Enjoy your weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

The weather hasn't been too good recently has it!
That mushroom soup looks delicious, it's one of my favourites at this time of year.

All the best Jan