I have been wanting to go back to Oxburgh Hall for a long time, and Dick has never been, so we decided that this would be the destination for our long awaited day out. It's absolutely my favourite National Trust property, it's got a lovely feel to it and you can't beat a good moat! Of course we made sure that I didn't overdo things, so we stopped for a cream tea (compulsory I think), and had a further stop for refreshment later in the day. I had a great time, but I have to admit that I slept all the way home!
Just for info - Mary's Little Gems will be at the Beccles Farmer's Market tomorrow, I'm not allowed to do the carrying but I can do the selling! It will be lovely to get back to normal. All being well the production of new jewellery will start next week.
I know it's been a very long time since my last blog, but I have a great excuse. I've been poorly. I have honestly had a horrible couple of months which included two stays in hospital (totalling three weeks - which is a long while to be on the acute cardiac unit). I didn't have a heart attack, which is what you would expect to have on that ward, I had pericarditis twice in quick succession, which did me no good at all. However, I am on the mend - it will take a while longer to get back to full strength, but I know I'm getting better because I'm frustrated at what I can't do yet. I'm hoping to get back in the workshop very soon. I'm sorry that I've had to let my business go for so long - it has been my passion for a long time, and it will be again, so please don't give up on me. I'm already designing in my head, if not in the workshop!!
On a brighter note I have been able to watch Wimbledon without the slightest pang of guilt this year, and will be settling down to watch the final this afternoon. Lovely!!
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.