The Wool Wagon Rides Out

I love meeting the lovely customers who come to my wool shop but appreciate that people can sometimes struggle to get to the shop for one reason or another. Our latest thinking is to bring the wool shop to you. After all, our village currently gets a mobile library and fish and chip van so why not

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For the love of wool

I love the fact that are so many fabulous knitting and crafting shows in the UK. I can’t get to Woolfest this weekend as I’m going hiking in Derbyshire with a group of girlfriends. Well, I say hiking – the plan is that we will walk 10 miles on Saturday and 12 miles on Sunday

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The Night Circus and Other Magic

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on down-town posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not”. I was gripped by The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern from these first lines. I simply loved this book and had to

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New finds and first attempts

Our new find at the weekend was a fantastic local restaurant ‘Les Rosbifs’. This family-run restaurant is at Cold Overton, a village in Rutland, so we didn’t have far to travel. Even so, we did slightly lose our nerve on the way there as we drove down a remote road, seemingly to the middle of nowhere. We were just

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A Week of Wonders

The snow came on Monday and, although it seems to be thawing at the moment, more is forecast for later in the week. I live at the top of a farm track which takes longer to clear than the village roads and so provides me with the perfect excuse to stay indoors. I’ve not been totally

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Festival Knitting @VillagePump

I have just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Village Pump Folk Festival at Trowbridge. The music was terrific, the other traders and festival-goers were really lovely people and, to cap it all, the sun shone. John and I arrived on Thursday evening to set up the Knit’n’ Caboodle stall (Sue didn’t come to

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Typical festival weather

The Knit ‘n’ Caboodle road show didn’t have far to travel yesterday – about half a mile to be exact. The garden of the village pub, the Rose and Crown, was transformed into Tiltonbury – a day of live music, good food, entertainment and activities. Tiltonbury may be a small local festival but that didn’t

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Tempted by the sunshine

I was driving back from posting orders this afternoon (it’s a six mile round trip as the post office in the village is only open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) – and I was struck by the beauty of the countryside in the last afternoon sunshine. So, as soon as I’d parked I went out again

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