Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stitches In Time Exhibition

I was lucky enough to catch the last day of the "Stitches In Time" Exhibition at Radstock Museum-a display of work by local needlecraft groups, interspersed with some comparable items from the museum's collection. It was incredible. I will let the photos speak for themselves, but if you are interested to look at more of these artist's work, I have put a list of credits at the bottom of the post.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Into The Woods

Monday, November 04, 2013

Rainy Fireworks

Last night I went over to my mum's house for the annual Bonfire Night celebrations, which have become somewhat of a tradition. There was just one was pouring with rain. We ate lots of pizza, soup and various chocolate-y treats while praying it would end, but it was still raining stair rods by the time we'd eaten.

My boyfriend and brother were undeterred and managed to light a tiny bonfire, sheltered from the elements by an upturned wheel barrow. 

Then it was time for the fireworks. Or at least, the fireworks which had not been reduced to literal damp squibs. The ones which did ignite were very pretty! As there are a lot of pets around, including ducks in a hutch in the garden, my family only has the small Roman candle type of fireworks, but they are still exhilarating.

My favourite thing of all was, as always, the sparklers!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Falconry Day

On Wednesday I went to the American Museum for their annual falconry day. 

I also went last year, but I think this year was even better! For one thing, it didn't rain, so watching the falconry was much more enjoyable and the birds were able to display better. 

Chilean eagle

Harris hawk

And, I got to hold a barn owl! It was rather appropriate as I was wearing a dress with owls on.

After looking at the birds we went for a little walk through the grounds.

It was a really lovely day, I can't wait for the Christmas events at the Museum now. Thank you to Harry for all the photos of me and the photo of the Harris hawk. All of the birds we saw were from Ray Prior Falconry.