Tuesday, 16 July 2019

A Summer Adventure

The weather yesterday and today has been amazing, giving us a real feel of Summer.  I am hoping it will last as this week is the HebCelt festival within the Castle grounds and with many other events arranged around the town.  We went into town this morning and already there is a party atmosphere.  Bunting is hung and the shop windows are decorated for the event.  I did try to get some photos but failed miserably getting only reflections.  But I think you can get the gist...




Tents are been put up around the castle grounds adding to the carnival atmosphere.



There was a craft market in the town hall which was inspirational, there are a lot of talented people around on this Island.


It was a delight to take a stroll along the harbour and admire the boats/yachts moored there.  We were laughing about which one we would have when we won the lottery.  (The laugh I suppose is that we never buy a lottery ticket).





The pork was just as good cold as it was warm yesterday.  This time a salad and potato salad, along with pickled eggs.  It was wonderful to enjoy the double yolk.






The sun setting over the croft last night was a beautiful sight, it was a joy to walk down the garden and appreciate the stunning view.




Another adventure in the making...

See you soon.

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  3. What fun it looks like going on there! The big tent and all. I would have loved to see what crafts were for sale.. did you buy anything? You're so lucky to live there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. No wonder you love the place. Beautiful and vibrant.

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  5. Your meal looks delicious and what a beautiful sunset.

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  6. Oh my to that pork - must try something similar myself.

    I hope the weather holds for the HebCelt Festival - it looks like there's lots to see and do, and I would love to see the Crafts - as you said, so much talent.

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  7. Enjoyed a catch up this afternoon with you since the middle June, Lorraine! We have had more gray cool days than I have wanted, but they help me really appreciate the sunshine when it comes. So glad you have had craft sorting and making time, and I especially admire the bags you made. A few weeks ago I watched some Christmas movies, but have not planned any gift making yet, although I have been crocheting a potholder I carry in my purse to work on in odd waiting moments. My older sister and I had a great visit when she flew here from July 5-14. Having been reared on poultry farms, one in Massachusetts and the other in Missouri, I have a special interest in chickens although I have never cared for a wonderful little flock like you have. Your cooking looks so good, everything from pretty vinegar to quiche. I love your touring of sites like the historic church and always the awesome ocean and shore. It is fun to see the sheep around you. One way I have washed fleece is in the washing machine in very warm water, but DO NOT agitate it which can felt it. I did spin the water out of it successfully and then spread the fiber on a sheet in the sunshine to dry. While I have not met sheep on challenging paths to navigate, several weeks ago I had to stop on a country road on the way to church to allow a duck family to cross the road:) Praying you and Gerard move forward in good health, and bravo for keeping at your aerobics, Lorraine! xx

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  8. Looks like you had a great time at the festival. I wonder if you will show some photos of the castle grounds in a future post as the tents looked very large. Also, Grenville thanks you for the birthday wishes. He had a great day!

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  9. I hope the good weather holds for the festival. Sounds like a lot of fun.
    I see you're using your Royal Albert china. Old Country Roses is my dinner set too.

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  10. Hello Lorraine, I enjoyed seeing the photos of your town as you're getting ready for the fun times. I can only imagine the beautiful crafts that were there. The tents looks really fun.
    Now, about that lunch. Oh my! The pork, salad and eggs look absolutely wonderfully delicious. Yum!!!!!
    Alex sent me a photo of Regent's Canal in London. Apparently because of the extreme heat there is a green mass of duck weed all over the canal. And you've had extreme cool! The weather seems strange everywhere.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. You had a good day and a lunch that makes me so hungry. The salads look so nice. Phil

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  12. Looks like a beautiful summer for great festivals. Would be interested to see all the crafts. Delicious looking meal.

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  13. Have a great time at the festival, I'm sure it will be wonderful. What a beautiful sunset.

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  14. It's always nice to see a whole community getting involved in an event, shop keepers decorating their windows and the like. I'm sure there'll be a lot of fun in the town this week.

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  15. I bet the festival will be a fun time. Double yolks always bring me joy. I wish I lived by the sea and could see sailboats, I find them beautiful and soothing.

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  16. Glad you are getting a bit of sunshine. Have fun! Jo x

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  17. I'm glad that there is good weather for the festival. I would enjoy looking at all the handicrafts, too. Your meal looks delicious, especially that pork. What fun to hardboil a double yolked egg! We laugh about lottery winnings, too, and have never purchased a ticket.

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  18. I bet the festival is wonderful. Such a lovely setting for it.

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  22. I hope you will make it to some of the festival events. It looks like it is going to be quite fun. Your chickens are “good eggs” to produce lovely double-yolkers!

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  23. Your meal looks delicious and that sunset is beautiful.

    Many thanks for all the photographs you've shared.

    All the best Jan

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  24. That festival looks fun!
    And the sunset?
    Beautiful.
    Summer is moving along here.
    Have a cozy evening!

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  25. Whole community festivities are exciting.

    If there's a craft market and meeting of minds (and hands), all the better.

    What do you think comes first, Lorraine - artistic tendencies leading people to a place like your island or does the island environment awaken people's creativity?

    Have fun!

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  26. So glad that summer has reached you at last. I hope you enjoy visiting the festival, it's wondeful when eveyone works togehter to make these things happen:)

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  27. I am glad that you finally have the summery weather you have been waiting for.

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  28. I love community events such as this. I like visiting craft markets and such. Beautiful pictures of the sun setting. betsy

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  29. I'm glad to hear that you've been having some sunshine and I hope that it continues for the festival which must attract visitors as well as being enjoyed by your community. A beautiful sunset is a joy to see.

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  30. The foods and all of the places and activities look so inviting and fun! Keep having a wonderful time!

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  31. It sounds like so much fun! Enjoy every minute of your festival and festivities.

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  32. You sure know how to enjoy life. Great shot of the double yolk. I remember getting an egg without a shell once. Those tents look so festive...

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  33. Oh what fun at that festival...wish I could have gone with you to the Craft Show!

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  34. That all sounds fabulous and your own party too with all that food. Enjoy the weekend. x

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  35. Looks like a great time out. Your food is now making me hungry. Hm...may make hard boiled eggs to go with cut up chicken from a whole chicken I cooked in the oven last week. I enjoyed my time in England around castles we visited and fetes. Craft shows are fun!

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