Adventures in Cumbria
We never have an uneventful stay in Cumbria for Woolfest. This year was no exception. With Tracy away at the moment, it was Kari-Helene and Karen who got behind the wheel of Bessie and drove to Keswick where we were staying in a rented apartment. The apartment turned into a little adventure as amongst other things we had to deal with two giant spiders in the bathrooms and a little mouse.
This year the weather was beautiful and we got to go for a wander around Keswick market and do a little sight seeing. Cumbria is a really beautiful place!
The Woolfest went without any issues, everything was lovely! Here are a few photos of the stall, and the happenings around the mart, including the sheep shearing demonstrations, our favourite sheep, Cluny showing us her fabulous Icon dress made from yarn from her own Shetland sheep and Louise, Karen and Kari-Helene at the stall.
Whilst packing up the stall at the end of the last day one of the rams broke free and went on a speedy trip past us. Most of us jumped and squealed a little (it was quite exciting), whilst Louise showed her true colours and without hesitation walked up to the runaway ram and grabbed him by the horn leading him back to his owners. We were all highly impressed. This might be everyday stuff amongst Cumbrians, but for us city folk, this was top stuff!
We left Cumbria in glorious morning sunshine, as lovely as it was when we arrived. We hope to return again next year!