Sunday, 26 May 2019

A walk on the wild side

Welcome to this month's New to Me link party, where we celebrate our attempts at trying out something for the first time whether it was a success or not!

This month I had hoped to share with you my new, very organised and very tidy sewing room, which was due to be finished yesterday! Sadly the work has not yet started as the designer and fitter has had to rush away to be at a family members hospital bedside so, as of this moment I have an empty room and sewing supplies in boxes and cupboards all over the house. Hopefully the patient will be on the mend soon and I can start dreaming of crafting in a room where everything has a place and finding anything doesn't take so long that I have forgotten why I wanted it when I find it :)

We did visit a New to Me place this month, The Sill, which is the home of the National Landscape Discovery Centre in the Northumberland National Park. The centre was being built when we lived in the North East but had not been finished by the time that we moved to Scotland. A recent trip back to the North East for a family get together meant that we had our first chance to visit The Sill on our journey home.

The roof of the building above is a garden walkway where all of the flowers growing are examples of the flora of the whin grassland in Northumberland. The centre is situated near a fort of Hadrian's Wall, and the first section of the walkway has plants that are typically found along the route of the wall, the species at the top section of the walkway are examples from the Northumberland coast.

I am not much of a plant identifier so I have no idea what these examples are but I thought they were pretty enough to photograph!

I think these may be Red Campion, but I could be wrong :)

It was a blustery day when we visited definitely not a day for sitting out on these rather lovely deckchairs! There was no protection from the wind at the top of that roof, so we were very pleased to find that the Centre's cafe did an excellent line in coffee and cake! If you ever find yourself in the area the Sill is worth stopping for and will make a nice change from all of the Roman sites along Hadrian's Wall.

So that is my New to Me this month now it is over to you to link up and share what you have been trying out this May. As ever the link party will remain open until the end of the month and we are here to commiserate over failures as well as to celebrate successes so be sure to link up regardless :)

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  1. The new sewing room sounds very exciting! Xxx

  2. A new sewing room - very exciting. Enjoy dreaming about it - hopefully it eventuates soon.

  3. How exciting that you are having a new sewing room! Hopefully, that will be a new-to-you by next month. In the meantime the sill looks well worth a visit :)

  4. And you for the link to The Sil, it looks a lovely place to relax and explore.
    Tee hee! I like the nature photos, I’m always taking photos like that, and never quite sure what the names are!!!
    Hope your sewing room is materialising now, and look forward to seeing photos.
    Barbara xx

  5. photo 2 is a cowslip and photo 1 is plantain i think. you are correct with the red campion

    1. Thanks Nic, I was confident that someone would be able to fill in the blanks :)


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