I got prepared beforehand writing a post ready to publish in time for Handmade Monday only to realise the internet connection was virtually non existent! I really don't like to say this but I was completely lost without it (Shhh! Don't tell anyone I just admitted to that!) and equally disappointed not to be able to join in with Handmade Monday!! So, I know none of you will be able to resist the temptation to find out what you missed out on (cough, cough!) and also, the 'ta dah' moment at the end of this post wont make much sense unless you read it, so pleeeaaase, humour me, just pop back and have a quick shifty at what should've been last week!
We arrived in Chepstow in beautiful autumn sunshine and after stopping for a bite to eat, had a stroll along the river .......
and up onto the bridge .....
with a view of Chepstow Castle
This was Taffy's first outing for a while and he was eager to explore the castle and his welsh connections!
Be careful Taffy, it's a long way down .....
Question: What are you up to Taffy?
Answer: Climbing the oldest castle door in Europe!
Time for a little Morris Dancing and a well earned pint!
And just enough time at the end of the day for a short visit to Tintern Abbey.
Taffy and his friend Chester have got up to quite a bit of mischief in the past. You can read all about their escapades in these previous posts.
And to the final part of this post, the finished mandala ... my ta-dah moment! This was a very cheerful project with plenty of variation on each round, just enough to keep you interested but not too difficult. You can read all about the inspiration for this mandala and find the links to the free pattern in my previous post.
I need a new crochet project now - any ideas?
Thanks for reading peeps.