My 2014 challenges are:-
1) Knit one hat each week for The Innocent Big Knit.
2) Do something nice for me.
3) Choose a non fiction book from the library.
I set myself the challenge of knitting fifty hats for The Innocent Big Knit over the course of the year. They had to be finished before the end of the year as they have to be sent off soon, and here they all are, all fifty of them. That's one of my challenges now completed, well, all apart from sending them off.
Wetherby is a small market town about ten miles from where we live. I love visiting as there's so many small, independent shops and they're always good for a mooch round. It's not a regular haunt, but I do like to visit a few times each year and this is what I decided to do for my nice thing for October.
The car park is by the side of the river and it's a beautiful spot when the sun's shining.
There was an antique and collectors fair in the town hall so we had a little looksy in there as well as popping in to my favourite shops. I was saddened to see that the book shop had closed down since my last visit. The independent book shop in my own little town has closed down recently too, a sad sign of the times as online book shops are pricing them out of the market.
There's lots of cafes in Wetherby where the seating spills out on to the pavement, but we resisted and instead, bought some goodies to take home with us, a French tart for me, coffee and walnut cake for Mick and a pavlova for Eleanor. They were all delicious.
I popped in to the Christmas shop and treated myself to a couple of new tree ornaments. I like to buy something new for the tree each year.
I chose Where To Go When as my non fiction book for October. It highlights some wonderful places to visit in Great Britain and Ireland, and the best times to visit them. It's a Dorling Kindersley book, I always find the photography and illustrations in these books stunning.
It's half term here this week, I know that Eleanor's looking forward to having a bit of a break from school, she's worked so hard since she started the sixth form in September and it seems to be paying off as she's had some very good marks in the tests she's done so far. She hasn't got anything planned for the week so I might just treat us both to lunch out one day, I do love spending time with her, she's a wonderful companion.