We certainly got lucky with some bits for the children in preparation for them visiting, it is always nice to have a few new things for them to enjoy as well as the familiar.
Mannequin dolls to dress and design clothes for.
I came home and made a little storage bag to keep them in.
A jigsaw puzzle still in its wrapper for £2. With the release of the new Minion film I thought this was perfect for them.
I also managed to pick up 2 Lego sets, that are complete for £1 each. Lego is so expensive and rare to see in a charity shop so these are a wonderful addition.
I also picked up a couple of patterns for my collection for 10p each. I have had to be quite firm with myself and limit the amount that I buy there are so many patterns available.
There was a wonderful art exhibition at An Lanntair which I will share with you on another post. The views from the restaurant are a delight you can see across the harbour and watch the comings and goings of the little boats. The ferry was just coming in so there was also a lot of fun people watching as they arrived onto the Island.
The highlight of our day was to catch the Lewis Pipe Band around the town, they really are an amazing sight and play so well. I took some photos but with hindsight should have taken a video so that you could have heard them.
In rows drying out ready to be taken back to the croft for stacking. We have peat rights apparently but sadly we have neither the skill or the strength to cut them. On cooler days it is a joy to walk around the village and see the smoke coming out of the chimneys with the beautiful smell of the peat burning. I don't think I will ever tire of the beauty that enhances my senses on this amazing Island.
We have started work indoors on the doors for the outbuildings, repairing them and staining them. Hard work but it will all be worth it in the end.
Finally, a little friend popped his head through the fence to say hello...
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the weather was good for you. Back to the grindstone, I have washing that needs hanging out and a paintbrush with my name on it. I will catch up with you all later.
See you soon.