The phone cosy I won from Sarah@FairyFaceDesigns is perfect for my new phone and even
Chief commented on how nice my case was!
Sewing still remains minimal. I've been making Buttercup bags though. This first one was filled with a few treats for Tanya who had a special milestone birthday.
The second is destined to be a prize for something coming up later in the month. I wasn't happy with the interfacing I used so I am hoping to get another bag made so there is a choice.
Chief and I had a night away last weekend. He'd come down on the Friday night and then as we couldn't check in until 3pm we went to explore a local reservoir where I'd heard you can often see a lot of diverse birds. The weather was pretty rubbish which meant it was difficult to get decent pictures of anything. We will go back though. We also spotted quite a few nice birds: Grey wagtail, kingfisher, red necked grebe and little grebe being the most notable.
They do a lot of sailing on the reservoir. You can see in the
background how murky it was.
On the way home we decided to stop at the first pub we passed and after accidentally driving past one we chanced upon The Greyhound at Besselsleigh. We had the most fantastic lunch and have already decided we need to go back there.
By the time we'd reached home to pick up our bags it was pretty much check in time. Despite getting the last room available at the hotel we were pleased to find we'd had a room upgrade. Chief had a problem with his ear and his doctor told him no swimming, sauna or steam room. So I went to the spa by myself for a bit. We were going to stay in and order room service until we realised that if the hotel was really full, servicing the rooms with meals might not be a priority and it was quite a walk to our room and lukewarm food didn't appeal. So we headed off to Thame and ended up in the restaurant Chief and I first had a meal together: The Drunken Chef. It's a Chinese place that does lovely food. We ordered a set menu and really there was too much food and we left as much as we ate.
The first picture Chief ever took of me was on his phone in
the Drunken Chef, so he did another one to update it. This
one was taken on my phone, so I can compare phone picture
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