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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

A Grand Day Out

 But before we get to that, Bloglovin seems to have gone AWOL so if I have not been to visit you lately that will be the reason why. Hopefully I will soon catch up.

Now to my day out! On Saturday a couple of old friends invited me to join them on a trip to RHS Rosemoor for The Great Wool Weekend - and what a lovely day we had. A pleasant drive through the Devon countryside, up hill, down dale and through narrow lanes brought us to the delightful gardens at Rosemoor.

We headed straight for The Garden Room which was housing the wool weekend not knowing what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. There were a good number of stalls there and the quality of the products on sale excellent. Much of the knitting wool was locally produced and it was all top quality - not a ball of acrylic anywhere! Lots of local makers, spinners, felters and a lovely lady weaving on a triangular frame which we had never come across before.

It was very busy so after a walk all the way around we decided to regroup over lunch and plan our buying strategy! Lunch from the restaurant was delicious and served very quickly, we were impressed. Having regained our strength we set off around the Garden Room again making our purchases. By this time the crowds had diminished and we had more of a chance to chat to the stallholders and browse properly. I was very restrained buying just a pair of socks and a skein of beautiful silk and merino yarn with which to knit a hat for next winter.

One of our party was tempted by a triangular loom which you can glimpse being demonstrated in the picture below.

At this point she was showing my friend how to set up the loom having just removed a completed triangle which you can see by her left hip. The completed triangles can be sewn or crocheted together to make scarves, shawls, blankets, ponchos etc and the frames come in a variety of sizes. My friend bought the next size up from the one on show which luckily fitted in to the car. She was duly christened Rosie after Rosemoor!

These cheeky three made appearances throughout the day.

A couple of views of the Garden Room towards the end of the day when it was nice and quiet.

We did manage an hour to look around the beautiful gardens but there is a lot to see and so definitely worth a return visit.

The beautiful statue of a soldier is almost dead centre in the picture below.

Couldn't resist these in the apple orchard!

And these were in the kitchen garden.

Returned home tired but happy after a Grand Day Out.


  1. Looks like a fabulous day out!

  2. It looks like a great place to visit - even without the Wool Weekend being held. Nice to meet up with some old friends too. I'm pleased I'm not the only one having trouble with Bloglovin; I haven't been able to access it for days! But have this morning so fingers crossed it may be coming right?

  3. The garden designers certainly have a sense of humour.
    If Bloglovin fails to return, I use the Blogger Reading List. It seems to work pretty well.

  4. fabulous day out... so much to see.... love the combination of lovely wool and pretty gardens.... Feedly is quite a useful reader.

  5. Wow! A triangular loom! It would be like making HSTs but weaved. I love it! Love the mascots and the picture of the soldier. Those garden pictures are so lovely. Looks like you had a great time. ;^)

  6. I don’t use bloglovin, so I am no help there. Your day sounds and looks like it was an immensely great trip all around.

  7. Lovely day out ..
    I’ve never used Bloglovin always Blogger reader

  8. Looks like a great visit! You are very brave, I’m keeping away from people (because of my Chemo last year,) but I was scared of catching colds anyway before all this Covid started because my bad back and coughing don’t go together very well! 🤣😂🤣😂
    I don’t know about Bloglovin, I just look when they send me emails but I generally visit blogs anyway if I have a comment to leave. 🥴
    Barbara xx

  9. A Grand Day Out indeed. I think you picked the right strategy - the quick saunter followed by the pause for refreshment followed by Serious Buying works for me, too. In the restraint stakes, too!
    For what it's worth, I moved over to Feedly feed reader a long time ago, and find it works for me.

  10. It looks as if you and your friends had a wonderful day out browsing the stalls and wandering around the gardens. The triangular loom looks interesting. I too have been having trouble with Bloglovin for a while now.

  11. What a grand day you & friends had! The yarn fest looked like loads of fun!

  12. What a wonderful day out with friends Lin - how special to be able to do these things again after being in Lockdown & things being cancelled. I love the look of those gardens & especially love the pot men at the end. xx

  13. looks like a beautiful spot to go for the day........

  14. The pot people in the garden with plants growing out of their heads - pretty neat!


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