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Thursday, April 07, 2011


I'm off on my travels again tomorrow. Not far this time, just 19 miles down the A19/A1. This will be an Embroiderers' Guild Spring School. We will be staying in one of the University Colleges and I'm doing a workshop with Mary Sleigh on  Edges and Embellishment. I have had her book African Inspirations on Embroidery since I did my C&G study on African Embroideries. So I am really looking forward to this weekend.

Yesterday, Wednesday, I did a 7 and a half mile walk with our local walking group. It was a fantastic day in the North York Moors. We started at Grosmont and went up on the tops overlooking the valley then came down the other side into Goathland. If you don't recognise the name you must have seen Heartbeat. This is Aidensfield. Bernie Scripps Garage and the pub, The Aidensfield Arms, are all there. Including the railways station with steam trains running along the 'new' railway line.

We continued our walk along the 'old' railway track which is now a favourite walk for the fit, and not so fit.  Two and a quarter miles back on the flat to Grosmont. It was a beautiful sunny day although a bit blustery at times.

Today I'm suffering, my knee is very sore and I am definitely back on a diet! If for no other reason than to take the strain off my knees. Grrr why should having a nice time have slightly unpleasant consequences as we get older? I haven't had time to download the photos I took, I promise to try and get some sorted out after the weekend.


Mylene said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy!
Hope your knee feels better very soon.

Kate said...

Hope your knee feels better soon. Enjoy the EG workshop.

Val said...

Have a good time Sheila - where are you going - Durham Uni ??

Julie said...

Enjoy your trip!

A great place for a walk, hope the knee is soon healed