A couple of weeks ago my sister and I went with Mum to New Lanark Mills Hotel for a couple of nights. It is a really lovely hotel and great food. We went round the Heritage Centre and it was fascinating to see and to learn about how Robert Owen's ideas were so radical and different for his time and to see how much he tried to change things for the better for his employees in the mills.
He even opened a school for the children.
On top of one of the mills they have opened up a roof garden - it is really lovely. A bit drizzly the day we were there though!
Of course no visit to New Lanark is complete without a visit to the shop to look at the wool, which is still spun in the Mills.
Then of course we just had to buy some!
I bought some lovely green aran wool, some lighter green double knitting for a hat, scarf and fingerless mittens.
As anyone who was kind enough to look at my previous post will have realised I did set up the poll correctly, I did try to change the original one but it would not work, so I started again with this new one.
I would love to know what you would like to read about on my blog and would love to read any comments - thanks to Carolyn for commenting on previous post. I really hope this one works.
Hi my name is Fiona and I am addicted to joining Shimelle's classes. Her latest one is Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers and will look at various ways to improve your blog - so watch out for changes and (hopefully) more exciting blog posts!!
The first idea was to get some feed back from your readers, so I have added a poll to get your views on what you like reading on my blog. Please vote and/or make some comments on my blog.
Again you might say, well yes schools out again for two weeks, actually this is now week two, our schools stopped on 1st April. In fact this month is almost filled with school holidays. School is actually only on for8 days this month because of two weeks holiday, then back for 4 days then off for Easter then back for 3 days then off for a certain Royal Wedding event.
So what did my youngest boy decide to do on the Friday school stopped - playing football, in goals, hurt his hand!!!! A trip to A&E followed, got some X-rays taken, then arm strapped up in a splint. Thankfully only a strain but we had to go back on Thursday just to make sure.
Last week we were up in Glasgow for a few days - went to see The Eagle, which was a good film, even if I shut my eyes at a couple of bits! Also managed to do lots of shopping - got stuff for the boys but also some summer tops for myself - now hopefully this summer weather will continue.
Off at the end of this week, with my sister and Mum to New Lanark Mill Hotel for a couple of nights relaxing!