I didn't think it was possible to get a double exposure on a modern phone/camera, so I was somewhat surprised to see a photo of Otto and his double. I'm sure he would find this useful when he is hunting (he's really not very good at it). Otto used to be an enthusiastic hunter, and would happily chase for miles and still not catch anything, nowadays he chases his prey for up to about 50 yards and then decides that it's too much like hard work. He's a not very grown up eight and a half years old now, he still loves a cuddly toy and takes a lot more care of them than he used to - they used to get chewed in no time, but he's had his current cuddly pig for some time now.
I'm being extremely busy this week, as well as having some online orders (thank you!), I'm preparing for my annual few days at Walsham le Willows where I will be having a stall at the glorious Open Gardens event on Sunday and Monday. It would be lovely to see some of you there, it's a beautiful village with lovely gardens and this is a very well run event. If you do come, don't forget to pop into the wonderful old barn in the centre of the village, where all of the craft stalls can be found.
Don't get me wrong - I love sunny, warm weather. A good summer's day is an absolute joy, but my poor garden (and everyone else's too) has struggled in the long, hot spell we've just had. In fact the photos on the site today weren't taken in my garden - one was of a lovely bouquet of flowers I received, and the other was at a garden centre I was taken to yesterday by my lovely friend Frances. A photo from my garden would, sadly, show half dead foliage and very little in the way of flowers. I haven't been able to plant anything for weeks because the soil is so hard, I'm hoping that today's rain continues a while so that I can at least tidy up the borders a bit and fill some gaps where plants have died.
I have been fairly busy in the workshop this week, and have made several new items, as well as restringing necklaces for customers who had old favourites they couldn't wear any more. Luckily for me I have also had a few online orders, so have had little parcels to wrap and post. I will be having a stall at Halesworth this Saturday, the first I've done there for some months, so I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends there. I'm also focussing on preparations for one of my favourite events of the year, Walsham le Willows Open Gardens on Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.