Sunday, 14 September 2008

A nice day at Wolterton Hall

                              

We had a lovely day out at Wolterton Hall today ~ they had a Textile day there and it was really very interesting ~

But it was the other stalls that I was interested in ~ and the Alpaca's I could willing take one of them home with me ~  they are just so cute ~

There were Basket making ~ Jewellery making ~ and all sorts of other stalls as well as food ~ I had the biggest piece of Sponge Cake and I did manage to eat it all :o)  with no difficulty :o)

The Children were doing Pond Dipping ~ putting a net into the pond and inspecting what they had brough out ~ there were Newts and something called water boat men ~ they were little bugs that looked like a boat with oars ~ really very interesting ~ and blood worms ~ you would not believe the things they got out of that pond :o)

The weather wasn't too bad either considering the bad weather we have been having ~  so it was a very pleasant day ~ We invited Roy our neighbour to join us as he lives on his own and just recently had to have his beloved Dog Brandy put to sleep as he had been very ill ~ then when we got home he joined us for dinner ~

Lyn had prepared a casserole before we wentout so it was ready when we got home ~ and it was delicious all that fresh air had made us all hungry :o)

 

 

 

 

34 comments:

nhd106 said...

What a great event you went to...you always seem to find things that I wish I could join you in!
We recently saw some Alpacas and of course, I took tons of shots and fell madly in love with them.

Nancy

cacklinrosie101 said...

What a nice day that looked like, Ally, and so many interesting things to look at.  I just love Alpaca's but have never seen one in real life.  They are really beautiful!  Love xx Chris

gen0507 said...

What a wonderful day!!!  I wish I could have been with you!!!  The Alpaca's are so precious!  I wouldn't mind having one of those myself!  I love baskets....  I bet the pond dipping was very interesting!!!!  That was very sweet of y'all to invite your neighbour Roy, & I'm so glad that he had dinner with y'all.  

Hugs,
Hollie

jeanno43 said...

Sounds like the perfect day Ally.  I loved pond dipping when I was a child and I still watch all the insects that land in our pond. They Alpacas do look sweet.  Oh how I would love a big hunk of that sponge cake right now.

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oddb0dkins said...

We had some good weather today too. My day wasn't half as much fun as yours though, Reet had me working in the garden :O(
I like the idea of pond dipping. Remeinds me of when we were kids and used to catch newts. We had quite a collection too - until our cats got at them! Seriously, it was like a war zone!

B. x

marainey1 said...

I enjoyed the pictures very much.  It sounds like a great day.  Your weather sounds better than ours at the moment.  It is very windy and a little scary as my electricity keeps blinking on and off.  'On Ya' - ma

salemslot9 said...

I saw a tv show
the other day
about a retired couple
from Michigan (my state)
they have Alpacas
they said their fur is
nicer than sheep wool

plieck30 said...

The Alpacas look to be the most fun part of your day but everything looks fun. You always have the neatest places to go. Paula

xxroxymamaxx said...

Awesome!! Sounds like fun Ally!!  God bless!!   Love, Shelly

lsfp1960 said...

Sounds like a mini Fair of sorts Ally.  Thanks again for the wonderful pictures.  Happy to hear you had a good day out.  Linda in Washington

ora4uk said...

a beautiful day of fun...I so enjoy going to crafty fairs like that...and specially if they have food....it is usually so very very good LOL!!!!!  glad you all enjoyed yourself ... God Bless...hugs...Ora in Kentucky across the big pond!!!

tschuckman said...

Sounds like you are very blessed and have a rich full life!    I like your blog.

Cordially,
Tom Schuckman
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
Union Grove, Wisconsin, USA

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mariealicejoan said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day out All!  I really enjoyed all the pictures as well.  Isn't it funny how good food tastes after you've been out and about!  I reckon the hungrier you are the better it tastes!
Marie
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gaboatman said...

Your visit to Wolterton Hall sounds like it was both fun and interesting, Ally.  The pictures are great and gives one a good feel for the event.  That was really nice of you and Lyn to take your neighbor Roy with you.  It really is sad when you have to put a loyal companion to sleep.  I an sure it was really nice to come home to a good meal that was already cooked.  Thanks for sharing with us.
Sam

springangel235 said...

Yes, it was a lovely day...and the photos were awesome.   Honey making is a great and fascinating thing to see!  So happy you both had a great time...hugs and love,
Joyce

blpltt said...

Sounds a lovely day, Ally.  The alpacas have wonderfully snooty faces.
Must have been a great comfort to Roy to share your stew!
Bunny xx

jaymact1 said...

What a lovely day out you had I think the Alpaca's look beautiful and a bit snooty too with their noses in the air.  Saw you village signpost on Countryfile yesterday morning and shouted to Stuart that's where Ally lives.  Love Joan.

fowfies said...

Oh it looks like you had a wonderful day out! I love alpacas so much. We get those little bugs in our pool. I dont know what exactly they are really called either, I just call them little swimmie bugs..lol. They do look like little boats with oars though now that you mention it. After a full day out I know Lyn was glad supper was already ready when you got home. Thats always nice isnt it? Love, Kelly

egre328 said...

You sound to have a great day out and a perfect ending too. What could be better than coming home to a home made casserole?  Just lovely.  Eileen x

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally.  It sounds as if you had a lovely day out.

Leigh :~)
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astoriasand said...

Note you posted on the 14th Ally I only just got  this alert right now 3pm Wed the 17th Grrr!! Yes Alpaca's are bonny looking animals I think so too.My kind of day out this is.Loved the pictures and so happy the weather kept nice for you.What a  kind deed to take your neighbour and have him for tea also.Shame he lost his little pal.I do hope he goes well in future without him.What can I say to the caserole one of my favourite meals Mmmm  yummy.Good of Lyn. She is a great daughter.Hope Nin and Barney are well .Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I always love to hear of your days out as you know I love the countryside. I would really enjoy the day at Wolterton Hall as much as you did. Hmm....do Alpacas eat grass I wonder? because if they do it would save you mowing the lawn...lol! ;o)

Love Sandra xxxx

jaymact1 said...

I wondered why I got an alert for this entry as I had already read it then I spotted a new picture of you and very nice too. Love Joan.

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luvrte66 said...

Hello Ally, stopping by via Magic Smoke--congratulations on being one of the Guest Editor picks!!

Sounds like you had a lovely day, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

All my best,
Beth

faveanti said...

I can usually get into aol journals but have only been getting the title to this until now!  Now it's come up 3 times!!!!!  But today's the day!  Sun's out, Keith's out (in garden) and I'm catching up.  Your neighbour must be missing his dog terribly, I know I would, But neighbours like you help to heal the raw ends.  Happy weekend,
love, Angie, xx

buckoclown said...

Sounds like an interesting day.  Congrats on being a guest editor pick :o)

kellwitch said...

Hi there. I found your journal through Linda's. What a lovely journal you have. I look forward to reading your entries! Best wishes to you from New York!
Ada

fasttrack58 said...

What a fun day!!
Linda :)

lv2trnscrb said...

just popped over to say congrats on being a guest editor's pick this week! seemed like you had a nice outing last weekend!! I would have enjoyed seeing all the stalls and the alpacas and of course the food which I'm sure was all scrumptious looking and delicious!

betty

lindapaterson177 said...

Hi Ally just popping into say hello glad you had a lovely day. bella xx

rachealcarol said...

I think I'd have liked a go at the Pond Dipping Ally, doing the Belamy things sounds like fun.  I can see you had a lot of fun there :) Rache

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally, aww those Alpacka's do look sooooo cute :o)   Sounds like the three of you had a very lovely day.
Luv Jaynee X

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally sounds  like you had a great day out ...love  Jeanxx

Story Teller said...

Nice write. Where are you? Not seen in Tell A Tale? There is a new prompt and it relates so well. Wish to see you there soon.

Take care and Write On!!