Thursday, 25 November 2010

Rural England, Christmas Stitching and Health

Nick and I enjoyed another weekend away in Rockingham. We like the Best Western Hotel there and just love the surrounding countryside. We were very lucky this time; DH has a loyalty card so we had a free upgrade :)

On Saturday it was very foggy; we drove around looking at some historical places although they weren't open due to it being winter season.

Eleanor Cross
This cross is one of 12, it's at Geddington. They were built as a memorial to Edward I's wife and there is one in every place her body rested overnight on it's way back to London. This is the full story - Eleanor Crosses

Triangular Lodge
You can't see too well from this photo but this lodge was built in the shape of a triangle. It's owned by English Heritage.

Market Harborough Grammar School

Typical English Ford

These two pictures show just how English and quaint the area is. I feel so at home in the area and just love all the villages. Rutland is truely a beautiful place.

I have been stitching on a piece for Christmas - it's coming along really well, hopefully it will be finished soon. The stitch club at school are also doing well and hopefully soon I'll have some photos of their finished work.

Christmas Stitching
On a down note I am suffering with my MS - I am not walking very well, have pain in my left arm and feel very tired. I have contatced the MS nurse so we'll see what she suggests. I've taken today off school to have some rest - at least I can blog, chat and stitch :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends x x


  1. Lovely photos Clare.

    Love your Christmas stitching. It's so cute.

    Hope the MS nurse can be of help. Hope you feel well rested soon and much brighter.{{{{hugs}}}}

  2. Lovely pics. Rest up Clare. Keep warm. x

  3. Lovely photos! I like the gingerbread man piece too.
    Hope the rest is helpful and you feel better soon

  4. Sending healing vibes & gentle (((((((((hugs))))))))) Clare - hope they can do something to help.
    Lovely pics - it looks a beautiful area. Love your Christmas piece... am a fan of Sue Hillis designs. :0)

  5. Lovely photo's Clare...sorry to hear you are not 100% at the moment, sending you get well {{{hugs}}} xx

  6. So sorry you're not feeling well, but glad you could enjoy your trip. That Christmas stitching looks like it will be a fun finish - look forward to seeing it complete!

  7. Looks like a really lovely trip . My Ellinor was very intersted in the link on Eleanor crosses. Hope the MS nurse can help and the MS eases. Take care x

  8. Lovely Christmas design, very cute

    We do have some lovely places very close to us

    Hope you soon see some improvement Clare and the Dr can help you next week. {{big hug}}


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