On Sunday we went to Portmeirion to see an Arts and Crafts fair which a friend of mine had a stall in.
Portmeirion is just down the mountain from us and we only go in when its 'free' and this year the free vouchers issued have been like gold dust. Apparently 5,000 were issued and we were on their mailing list but we didn't get one and some were given to the local tourist office but some greedy so and so cleared the whole lot out in a day !! Anyway the kind gentleman on the gate had a spare one for us so now we can go free until the Spring:)
I have to say I also rather go there at this time of year as its generally quieter and I also love going there when the Christmas lights are all up , really magical. The fair was really good and I did buy a couple of Christmas gifts.
So here are a few photos of Portmeirion in all its Autumn glory.
The location is stunning with great sea views also
This last one is looking towards Ynys and the estuary
I took so many photos as the light was amazing on Sunday. There is something about the light at this time of the year and this year we have had so few rare days of them.
Portmeirion played a large part of my childhood as I was brought up over the estuary in Borth-y-Gest and we would sail, row, swim over and sneak in for free and had great fun playing in the woods or the beach. So some things haven't changed , I still can't afford the gate ticket !!
Since I last posted we have been away , staying with Amber and Bobs for a few days, We had the most amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We also went to see Cecilia were we were again made most welcome with a cuppa and that most famous cake. It was non stop natterings and I also met with Katia in person:) Then Ursuala and Phil came over and we all had a fabulous fun evening . Roll on when we can all get together again ; which will be at Christmas time .
I could live up north quite happily with companionable folks like these around :)
There has been knitting, but as usual I haven't taken photos. I finished a jumper , which I am really pleased with,whilst travelling up and I also made a pair of handspun socks whilst we were staying there.
Since then I have made three cowls and a pair of mittens,plus a wee bit of charity knittting in the form of a hand puppet and some squares . I am totally hopeless at posting or photing what I make these days and they usually end up not getting done but I will try and record them ...at least on Ravelry ....but I am not promising !! Way too busy making stuff ;)