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Deckchair sock

Back on the day of Prince Harry's and Megan Markles wedding I decided to take my knitting and head to the lovely location of Slimbridge with my knitting.
I wanted to use up some ends of sock yarn that had been used but not completely on other projects.
I combined West Green Loft Yarn with the beautifully speckled yarn of Vicki Brown the colourway is Candyfloss.

I cast on and started the first toe while sat watching the River Severn eb and flow as the tide came in and went out.

I then went to the South Lake hide for a while.

I ended up at the Flamingo house.





I took them on holiday and sat in a tea room in Ilfracombe and did a few rows.


In June the Fushias where the perfect match with them.


Then at the beginning of July when the tea Rose and Hydrangea are in full bloom they we're finished.

1st July summer day walk

I am still striving to keep up the steps, aiming for 10,000 six days a week.  As it was another great day I decided to head out around Cheltenham.

As I walked passed the racecourse I realized the annual Cheltenham 5k and 10k race for Life event was on.

 A stop off at Wyevale Garden Centre. My little routine means that I get a nice refreshing drink, buy one or two small plants for the garden and have a short rest here.

I do love to see poppies blowing in the wind, this was the pathway down to the main racecourse.

 The racecourse is also home to Cheltenham Archers who where holding a tournament.  Is quite incredible how far away the target was they had to hit and I loved the road sign.



I don't know what these flowers where in the hedgerow, but oh so pretty.


Cheltenham is also home to Gloucestershire and Warwick Steam railway.  I have not been on the steam railway but it goes from Cheltenham through to Broadway where I went last weekend.  For a very reasonable £18 for an adult you c…