Today I went to Brockhampton, which is National Trust. I booked my slot for 10.30 before it got too busy. I went this time last year and enjoyed the visit so I thought I would go back again. There are orchards where you can pick damsons so my aim was to pick some to make more jam. When I got there you were also able to pick apples so I said I would give that a go as well. I had a walk round first and then paid my money (£5 for damsons and £5 for apples) and was provided with paper carrier bags, 2 for the apples and 1 for the damsons. The damsons were very ripe so when I got back I split them into smaller bags so they would not get crushed and put them in the bottom of the fridge. Fingers crossed they keep OK till I get back on Sunday. Most of the apples I picked were slightly pear shaped so I think they must be a 'pearmain' variety, possibly Worcester.
After leaving Brockhampton I carried on to Leominster which is a pretty market town on the route to Wales. Last time I went there I found a great shop called Clever Betsy where I bought loads of wool and fabric. The shop was still there but was not open and didn't seem to have as much stuff in as before. Probably as well as a lot of the mohair yarn I am currently using up came from there and I am trying not to replace it.
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.