At last back with the blog ..continued

So, with me still struggling with my injuries, we set off for Bakewell. We stopped off on route to visit our new addition (more to follow on this) then onward to Bakewell Wool Gathering with its’ lovely welcome from Carole and our lovely self catering accommodation too. We set up as much as we could and then went back for a well earned rest at the accommodation, next morning had us up bright and early back to finish setting up the stand. bakewell2016

Unfortunately didn’t have room to put the bunting up at this show as we don’t have as many tables to display it on or anywhere else to put the banner. Any way we had a lovely show with good sales and were well looked after and the Friday and Saturday evenings were spent with our friends Freyalyn, Mark and Denise. So really good. We packed the stall up carefully on the Sunday evening as we were about to head north to visit family.

Monday morning saw us setting off on our long journey north to near Stirling to visit the Scottish part of our family. We spend a lovely few days with them before heading back South on the Friday morning. We traveled down to Levens to another self catering House this time known as a Hall! Quite a large house which we were going to be sharing with Denise, Tim and Deefa (the dog). There we unloaded all the food, bedding etc and anything we wouldn’t need at the show then into Kendal to set up for the Kendal Wool Gathering.

When we arrived, we had a lovely welcome from Cliff and Mandy and were shown where our stand was going to be and  Hans and Gerrie, our friends from Lowlands Legacy (Holland) were next to us.  We unpacked, set up and luckily had enough stock left for out second show in ten days.

We had a lovely show. and a good time in the evenings having long chats with Tim and Denise (covering so many topics it was unbelievable) and of course enjoying the odd glass of wine and a lot of cuddles with Deefa. So enjoyed it we didn’t even put the tv on once!!

Monday morning saw us packing everything in van and on our way again. This time however with a bit of a difference. We made our way down to near Birmingham where we were to collect our new addition to the family….. and here he is!!

here he is approx two weeks old the first two pictures are courtesy of Theresa the breeder He is a Shih Tzu  and we have named him Star and really is a little star! The second photo shows him with his mum and Dad and siblings


Denise recons this is Star at 3 weeks after he fainted when he found out he was coming to live with us. (cheeky!)

However when we collected him he was like this


So as successor to Billy I think he has big boots to fill but he is a real character and I am sure he is up to the challenge.  We met Star (first time when he was only 2 weeks old) on our way to Skipton for Yarndale and both fell in love with him instantly. It has been hard keeping it secret for the six weeks but we wanted to make sure everything went ok.

Anyway he is already finding his feet so further reports of antics will follow with the Woodland Turnery news. See you all again soon!……………………

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