Monday, 10 May 2010

Designer Soap !!... & Delicious Shortbread !

Hand crafted soaps.....
Its a hard life !

My little present from Robbie and Shirley ....thank-you !


Today I have had visitors...Shirley and Robbie from Tigh Mhor Alpacas.

The time has just flew by ! It was lovely of them to come and visit us here at Zanzibah, I have often wondered about meeting them, as my shearer James Dixon always goes to shear for them after me ! Well today was that day and we had a lovely little chit-chat.

Needless, to say, Alpacas were on the agenda...we had a look at the babies....Duke was on his best behaviour and made them very welcome ! Then it was off to see the boys...we had a close inspection of them and it was over to see the girls. Minstrel was not having a cuddle today !...she was teasing us...but every time we went to stroke her, she just played hard to get !...mind you she does like to creep up on you...when you are not looking !!

We compared....spinning, yarns....bored Robbie with various knitted items....and you could hardly get a word in.....we had a private little fashion show.....as you do !!....and then before they left.....we polished off some home-made soup....and of course, there was a cake ! Robbie even managed to sneak a second piece !!..so it must have been nice.

We nosed at various fleeces and Shirley even had a go of my Electric Spinning Wheel !!....there's just not enough hours in the day !...for all this Alpaca-ing About !!

The weather is like winter...and we have had all the seasons...in one today....starting with Sleet and Hail Showers...then Rain.....and a little bit of Sun......The wind is freezing..if I didn't know better I'd say it was January !!

Before Shirley and Robbie left, they gave me a little present...some lovely home-made short-bread and some Designer Soap.....all had crafted by Shirley !

Now, unlike me...I forgot to take my camera out...with me so I got no photos, but I have managed to take some of my little Thank-you...present...my lovely soap...

I packed them off....home-ward bound, with some more cake ! especially for Robbie, I could see him eyeing it up....so I hope you enjoyed your day...as much as me...and the extra cake with a cuppa tea tonight.

4 comments:

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, A really brilliant day, lovely to meet up with you at last and see all the lovely alpacas - and dogs,cats,horses, 'Heilan coos' and Norris! The soup & cake were excellent - 'himself' has had some more as you would expect. Photos coming shortly. Take care & keep in touch. Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Sounds like you have had a fab day. I wont tell Paul you've been making shortbread!

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas, Scotland said...

YOu at the soap? No, made the soap? lol sounds like a lovely day. Hope we can all meet up at a north event sometime and talk paca paca paca!

Nightnite said...

Nice soap!! XD