Our October half term break has been really quiet with none of our family here. After the summer, when someone was staying with us most of the time, it has seemed strange but it gave me the opportunity to try out my newly acquired ultra-simple "skill".
I really enjoyed making it....so relaxing almost more than knitting or crochet. It was so satisfying using up old, discarded but not worn out clothes and I love seeing pieces of my favourite dresses and skirts preserved.
The next one will be better. I've got a few plans for that one.
The little cyclamen in the wood are spreading rapidly, I'm not sure if it is because of or in spite of the strange seasons - a very cold long winter, spring so late as to be almost non-existent, hot long summer and autumn very mild.
And our little fig tree has made massive new growth. I never believed it would be this good after our severe "pruning" a year ago.
It was lovely to see grapes still on the vine, it s the first time in all the years we've been coming here that they are still being harvested this late.