Yarn, Yorkshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

September has to be my favourite month of all. As the heat of summer subsides into the golden days of autumn, something stirs in the air. The garden goes into overdrive with veggies and fruit to harvest. And my mind turns to lots of new projects!

And then there is always the every day and the unexpected..

Here’s my September in Pictures. Do  click on them to see them bigger!  Let’s start with these..

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at one point I was picking this quantity on a daily basis. We have quite a lot of tomato soup in the freezer now. Oh and I am now getting this quantity just twice a week.

Then there were

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THE PLUMS. We ran out of containers to pick them into! So we have enough stewed plums for 16 plum crumbles, we got brownie points from friends, neighbours and work colleagues to whom we donated plums (off loaded!). We have plum chutney and

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Plum Jam. This much..

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And it is very nice though I say so myself.

There was the everyday of course. The walks in the field where my tree is. You can see how little rain we had this summer.

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I am very fond of the cows in this field. They are so pretty.

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Then there are our Sunday walks on the moors and in the dales. We went to Farndale this weekend. No daffodils but sheep as ever.

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Then there are the visits from and to my Dad. I pass this when I go straight from work to his.

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On the side of an old railway building- the station now being a house. The railway line long gone.

But what was unexpected? Well two lovely surprises. In the early part of the year I did a post about the village of Thornton Dale. I wrote about my ancestors who had a forge there and a son who became a vet. Well, two of the descendents from the family got in touch with me,after reading my blog, and I met up with one of them. We had a super time, comparing our lives, looking for and finding family likenesses. We share our 3x great grandparents. We went another walk around Thornton Dale, and Mrs C spotted this on the almshouses.

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now my 2x great grandmother was a Maw- so the question is – do I have a link? A project for the winter, perhaps?

Then an old school friend got in touch, organizing a meal for our school year- so much laughter, so many

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memories to share. And a super evening.

And then to new projects. I bet you knew I wouldn’t be able to let this new catalogue get passed me

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I didn’t

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Where’s my knitting needles now?

Joining in with Sophies photo show and tell

Love to hear what September has brought you.

Comments on: "September photo show and tell" (3)

  1. Hi Cathy!

    What a wonderful September you have had. Thanks for sharing it with us; I love all the photos, can’t wait to see your knitted things, and hear about what you find out about your ancestors.

    Love and Hugs, Tamara

  2. Oh my goodness – all those plums! How delicious!
    Sounds like you’ve had a great month.

  3. That was such an eclectic and productive month you had, I am trying to finish WIPs, and to go outside and walk, etc…and the plum chutney looks delicious from the outside to the inside lol 🙂

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