Friday 7 August 2015

Home Again After My Trip

Nothing beats getting home after after a trip away, I went up to Leicestershire to spend a couple of days wit my daughter and grandchildren and for a visit to the Quilt Festival at the NEC.
On the way I stopped for lunch at the home of Kev and his family from An English Homestead
A really lovely family two smashing little girls, A lovely home produced lunch and a tour of the Homestead, Kev has many projects on the go and juggles so much, I don't envy him at all.
My daughter and me had a great day out at the Quilt festival, I was meeting with a friend there as well, there was so much to see.
 Here is just one photo I will pop the others on my craft blog.
 On the way home I stopped at this service station on the south side of the M5, it had only been opened by Prince Charles last week, the north side has been open for a few months, I saw the north side on Country file a few weeks back, they are environmentally friendly services using natural resources where they can and the food they serve is all locally produced, there is also a farm shop selling local produce, no arcade games or take always and no shops selling selling tacky goods its not owned by a chain either, the roof of the building has grass and wildflowers growing on it and over time the building will blend in with the local countryside, it was a real pleasure to visit.
I got home to a new box of plants for the garden more on that later. After greeting Sol and making a fuss of him, its the first time I have been away from him it was down to see our new arrival
 She is coming on great and is now very steady on her feet and gallops around at some speed
She has been fully accepted into the herd and her aunties look out for her.
We have named her Kara, I have been thinking for the past few weeks if our new Cria is dark coloured and female that is what I would call her. I will try and do a video of her in a day or so.
Right off to see what you have all been up to while I have been away.


  1. Sounds like you've had a lovely couple of days, what with family, the quilt festival (I think Pam is going too) and lunch at Kev's. It's so nice when internet friends can meet up for real.....I've made some lovely friends from forums I've belonged to.

  2. Welcome Kara (nice choice) she is so pretty, glad you had a good trip away.

  3. Oh my goodness, I think I have fallen in love with Kara,she is beautiful. Nice to call her Kara.

  4. We have a weekend away now - hah, our "holiday" for this year! That service station sounds great. Glad you got to meet a fellow-blogger and I can't wait to see the quilt photos on your craft blog. Kara is a perfect name for the new arrival.

  5. I bet Kev's was interesting. I love his blog, he reminds us of us thirty years ago and I can relate to so much.

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely couple of days, I adore your new addition the the family x

  7. Kara is beautiful, what a sweetie and what a gorgeous colour she is, I love her white brow.

    It's funny I was only talking about that services to someone the other day. We stopped at their first one (Tebay) last weekend, we had read all about the progress of the new one on our previous visit there. It's just so much better to support the local growers and producers isn't it, and a real pleasure to stop somewhere that is not the same as all the others, with fast food and arcade games.

    Lucky you to have met Kev, they sound like a really nice family.


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