Did you have a nice weekend? If you were celebrating Mother's Day I hope it was a good one. I was awoken good and early (!) with cards and presents,then tea and toast. The tea and the toast both hot! My lovlies are 9 and 13 now so the days of cold tea that they found in the pot are mercifully past...
We went for a little drive to admire the view from the top of the rock. I never tire of the enormous view from up there, of course so much nicer with blue sky than all those sulky grey clouds.
On Saturday the sky was blue too, we headed off to Bolonia, (past Tarifa to the West of Gibraltar). We had a wander round the Roman ruins there, it was a Tuna fishing community famous for making Garum. Garum, it seems, is a sort of Roman ketchup made from fish heads and entrails that they left to rot in the sun with olive oil, honey and spices. Sounds delicious ...You can see the sort of tanks where it was made below.
It's amazing to think families were walking around that town and on the beach 2200 years ago just like we were on Saturday.
I'm doing a craft fair at St Andrew's Church this Saturday so I've been making these with my trusty sewing machine. They are glasses cases and I've lined them with a nice bit of pink flannel. The sort that winter nightdresses used to be made of. It is very soft to keep the glasses nice and clean. I offered to make one for Mr B (who is always looking for his glasses )but he's not too keen unless I find a different coloured lining!
I'm leaving you with a photo of Tippy cat. He hardly ever poses for a photo but I caught him sunbathing on the window sill. He's 18 and a bit daft but we love him.
In human years he would be over 100, he's entitled to be a bit forgetful at that age!
Have a great week xx