What a soggy and miserable day today is - only weather-wise that is. I don't think it has stopped raining all day - thank goodness we did a bit of gardening yesterday as the ground is now pretty muddy.
A busy week again - it's that time of year, isn't it? You just can't sit back and think everything has been finished, you are on top of your work and it's time to put your feet up, can you?
On Friday I took part in the Autumn Fair at the Normandy Therapy Garden. A little surprised when I arrived to find that I was going to be in a small marquee - there were three other stalls in with me. If you recall Friday's weather it was very, very windy and although the marquee was well anchored to the ground, the sides were flapping a bit, but we did have quite a bit of sunshine during the morning. I know the organisers as I have held a card-making workshop there so it was nice to see Penny again. Thank you everyone for the numerous and very welcome cups of free coffee. The event was very well attended and I am pleased to say I made a small profit. The Therapy Garden is a lovely place and if you live in this area or if you visit here, please do go along and have a look at it. It provides great learning opportunities for people who may not get the chance to work with plants. You can also buy vegetables there, plants and some pretty amazing wooden structures (plant frames, bird boxes, etc).
The only disappointment and nothing to do with the Therapy Garden is the signposting here. About three years ago our Parish Council (PC) promised to put up signs to the Village Hall and the Therapy Garden (they are on the same land). True to their word, they have put a sign up - directing everyone to the Manor Fruit Farm! Great if you know that the land where the Village Hall and Therapy Garden are situated was formerly the fruit farm but if you don't live in the area, it will not mean anything to you. I feel a letter to the PC coming on.
I made a few items of new stock and here are some photographs taken at the event: