On Sunday we all had an outing :) Compostman, Compostgirl, Betty Sloth Bear and me :) After archery at Mordiford we drove over the border into the Land of My Fathers, more specifically to lovely Crickhowell in Wales.
We had an excellent lunch at The Bridge End Inn and then wandered up the hill from the riverside to the even more excellent and very lovely bookshop Book-ish.
Where Jackie Morris and Karin from Celestine and the Hare had been holding court since mid morning.
Panda, Mary, Emily and assorted weasels caused mayhem.
We had such fun in Book-ish - it is an excellent indie bookshop and we loved looking around. Tiny, but perfectly formed and with space for a passel of norty weasels re enacting nursery rhymes :) Emma, who owns it , was lovely :)
I bought some books which Jackie Morris and Nicola Davies signed for me :) The Promise is lovely and published by Walker Books
Lord of the Forest is simply beautiful. As was the beautiful little drawing Jackie did on it, along with her signature :)
Compostgirl went on a much needed choklit run to Black Mountain Gold Chocolate with lovely publisher Janetta Otter Barry.
I also bough some more Wentworth jigsaws - they are wonderful and the 40 piece ones make great stocking fillers :)
I may also have come away with another Celestine and the Hare felty creation. No idea how that happened *whistles innocently* Meet Tiger Tim :) He came home in my bag :) Rarrrh!
We also had a wander around the ruins of the Castle :) before heading home :)
Jackie has just had a piece published in The Guardian "How to draw a panda" and it is lovely :) Go and try it for yourself :)
As always a delight to see Jackie, Karin and we made some new friends, we met up with Jules who blogs here and is lovely. She now has a Norty Weasle of her own ! Good luck with him Jules :)