Mercifully, there has been a break in the weather today and we went out for a walk on Bodmin Moor which is a ten minute drive from our house. We headed first to the Hurlers (ancient monument 1500BC) and then on to the Cheesewring. From Minions car park to the Cheesewring is a slow 25 minute walk but we pounded the trail in 15 minutes. We've both got long legs.
Standard shot of Froogs on one of the Hurlers.
It's an easy walk and the moor is bone dry and easy to cross at the moment. It's like a sponge and can hide ankle sucking bogs.
Froogs on top of the stones taking in a view as far as the eye can see.
Ever the poseur.
Open moorland is common land and anyone can walk on it.
Don't let the sunshine deceive you, it was seven degrees in the wind out there. We kept moving to keep warm.
Descending the stones and looking up. The shape is just from wind erosion that has exposed the stones and then sculpted them with weather.
The moor was a working quarry until the first world war (my dad's grandad worked there) and all around are decaying ruins of building that were once industrial.
The tracks across the moors are routes and the only access to isolated farms. I would love to live out here.
Rods of irons can still be found poking out of rocks where man power was used to break the granite apart.
If you're my way, just email me before you come down and there will always be a cup of tea for you at my place.
Finally..............this will test if people read to the end! I've cleared out and tidied my sewing room. I have a box of off cuts that any one can have. There's more than enough here to make a completely random scrappy quilt. Keep sewing random shapes together and then use a 10" template to cut into squares and then sew together. I've included practise blocks where I've learn a new block, orphan blocks that were surplus to requirement and a few odds and ends. I don't want this to go to landfill so if you want it all and you're in the UK (sorry peeps - it's heavy) then leave a message and I'll enter you in a draw and pull a name out of something hattish on Monday night. Oh......and if you're not a follower then you'll need to be to be in the draw. I'll keep filling the box right to the top too! Good Luck!
Love Froogs xxxxxx