Wet today but decided to go out anyway and headed for Leominster. I always go through Leominster when I go to the office in Wales (Builth Wells), through the town and turn right, up the hill and towards Wales. This time I went left to Aldi's car park. I was hoping that Clever Betsy would be open as they have lots of wool, material and other crafty bits that they sell for charity. I had a load of mohair from there the last time which I am using for my midnight sky blanket and was hoping they might have some dark grey. Anyway they were open and I got 4 lovely sewing patterns (all new) for 50p each, some pretty turquoise blue mohair and some tapestry wool. No grey though. I also got a very pretty scent bottle from a vintage shop.
Took a couple of photos round the town but a bit wet.
I could hear rain on the roof in the night so was expecting a wet day. When I opened the roof light however I could see some blue blue sky which grew and it turned out to be warm and sunny.
Decided to go to Hereford as I don't think I have ever been. Looked into catching the bus but the service is very patchy so took the car which turned out to be a good thing. The site wardens said the easiest place to park was Morrisons so as I needed some shopping anyway that sounded like a good idea. I found it OK, paid my £1 parking for 2.5 hours and headed off for a walk round the town. As towns go it was not remarkable, the cathedral was impressive and there were some other nice buildings. Disappointingly few charity shops, I only found 2.
Back to Morrisions for my shopping and outside they had some nice garden plants reduced so I got 4 yellow chrysanths and 2 other plants. (don't ask).
On the way back I detoured to the Hop Pocket which was advertised in the leaflet given to me by the caravan site as 'an Aladdin's cave of crafts and gifts'. Mmmm it's a garden centre! I did ask about the crafts and was told they had slowly disappeared. There was a place next door which had a lot of vintage stuff plus some haberdashery and some lovely cushion covers and rag dolls made locally. The trouble is a always look at things like that and think 'I could make that if I put my mind to it'. The garden centre did however have some nice plants and a helpful gentleman so I came away with four more plants, 2 anemones and 2 other (again don't ask) . My car now contains 10 plants which I don't know whether to take out or leave in.
The picture below was taken outside a bookshop in Hereford. Typical British humour!
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.