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Thursday, 20 July 2017

A White wedding

We had an exciting weekend, as Sunday was a nice day for a ‘White’ wedding. We hired a car for a couple of days (we’ve not a driven a car for 19 months) to go to Tina & Psy’s wedding at Woburn Abbey. Tina is Heather’s sister-in-law, who has become Mrs White!!! We left Higher Poynton at 05.15 and arrived at Woburn by 08.00 just as the farmers market was setting up, so we had a browse, as we were too early for the wedding. It was a wonderful day with reception at the Safari Lodge, which meant we had to drive through some of the park. The heavens opened just as the speeches were taking place. After the wedding we popped to see Ada & Dale and raid the loft before heading back. 



 



cup cake from wedding








2 hanks of wool drying
We’ve decided to spend the summer on the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals as it’s so beautiful. However, some of the views are obscured by the trees in full leaf, where as in the winter you can see through their branches. Yesterday we walked along the Middlewood Way, a disused railway into Macclesfield so John could pick up his new glasses from Specsavers. The walk took longer than we’d planned as we just had to stop to pick wild raspberries & cherry plums along the way, plus we made a note of where there are some lovely rose-hips that are almost ready for picking. It really is so good to be back where there are hills after a winter on the West Lancashire Moss!!

I have spun my first, two full bobbins of wool on my fold up spinning wheel that I've had for 3 years now.

Sheep bench - Middlewood Way















We’ve not taken many photos lately, so are including some old ones.

 
Our engineer - greasing stern gland

 
  

ICI Chemical works Northwich
Chemical works Northwich












Hazel an unpowered butty being poled out of a lock




Goyt Mill, Marple
Old rubber gloves as mooring pin covers









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