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Sunday, 29 September 2013

September knitting retreat

On Wednesday we took Clare and Irene down to Bordeaux for their flight home, allowing time for a visit to La Droguerie the wonderful yarn shop in the centre of Bordeaux. Elke and I bought large safety pins for shawls, buttons and leather bag handles and Irene bought some patterns and various accessories.
Some nice crochet cushions in Zara home!


One of the amazing fountains in Bordeaux

Elke's shawl pin and buttons

I left Frank and Elke to explore Bordeaux while I took Clare and Irene to the airport.
Thursday was Frank's last day of woodturning with tutor Roger, so Elke spent the day relaxing in the garden with her knitting.

Frank and bowl

Frank arrived home clutching the gorgeous bowl he has made, a fantastic effort (but sadly for Elke not a yarn bowl)! Tutor Roger and his wife Pam joined us for supper, it was still warm enough to eat outside so we enjoyed a few glasses of wine, antipasto for starters, beef braised in red wine and golden croissant pudding.
Frank and Elke set off after breakfast on Friday to spend a few days in their little caravan on the Ile d'Oleron, I hope they are OK as we have had thunderstorms and torrential rain all weekend.....
Another great week with some lovely people.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue,
    great pictures and a lovely reminder of our stay...the weather actually wasn't that bad on the Ile d'Oleron (I will post pictures later to prove it!), it only turned on Friday whilst we were travelling back home...thanks again for a great week! Elke