In the UK old one pound coins have to be used by 15 October 2017. The old one pound coins are being melted down to make new ones so they are now collectable. I found which ones are rare and collectable on the website below http://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/1-coins-in-circulation/ Rare old ones are being sold on Ebay
Some UK Coins can be arranged to make a Shield. The Shield is from the middle of the UK Royal Coat Of Arms. I looked up Royal Coat Of Arms on google and found some photos and interesting facts about it on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_coat_of_arms_of_the_United_Kingdom My Mum who had an interest in Coins pointed out the writing on the rim of 2 pound coins. It says " standing on the shoulders of giants " I would never have noticed it ! There are 50 million fake old one pound coins in circulation soI don't know if it is worth keeping a few ......
The last of our Runner Beans were stringy so I am just using the Beans inside. I am drying the biggest Bean Seeds in the Airing Cupboard to grow more Beans next year. The smaller ones I am freezing to eat. I read somewhere that they are poisonous to eat raw. I cook them for the same amount of time I usually cook Runner Beans
Bamboo Sticks tidied away
We are still eating Apples Raspberries Spinach Cucumbers Carrots and Beetroot
It has been a good year for Celery which is still growing well. Our Lettuces are struggling now. This will probably be my last gardening post this year. If the sun is out I find it hard to keep indoors. It is sunny now so I am off to pick a few more Raspberries...yum !
I am having a rest from making Granny Squares. My new challenge is crocheting in circles. I had to block this as it wouldn't lay flat. I don't know what to do with it now ? I am sort of stuck so I might leave this one for now and start another one !
We found a dead Bat. The poor little soul was still intact so I took a photo of him after pinning his wings flat I don't know what sort of Bat he or she is ?
New Followers of my Blog will have missed my earlier post about Bats. I designed this and sent it to a Cross Stitch Magazine many many years ago. They liked it and paid me £25 to publish it in the magazine ! There is something very special about Bats
We ran out of Garden String yesterday so I used scraps of Wool instead
I will use Wool to tie up our plants in future as it is so much softer
Our Apples feed us, 4 Chickens next door and two local Horses. Some of our Apples are so bruised I put them in our Compost Bin. I noticed some were staying whole and taking months to break down. Now I chop them up with a Garden Spade before I add them to the Compost
The Somerset Hotel in Llandudno in North Wales. Seaview Room on the 3rd floor
There are signs everywhere in Llandudno saying " Please don't feed the Seagulls "
It was hard not to feed them as they were crying for food on our window ledge
View from the Pier in the evening
The Hotel runs excursions. This was Beaumaris
Beaumaris has a Castle but we didn't have time to go inside
Betws-y-Coed was beautiful. We also went to
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which translated into English means
St Mary's Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave
Carnarvon Castle. There are lots of Castles in Wales !
The Great Orme is a massive hill overlooking Llandudno with stunning views.There is a Visitor Centre, Childrens Playground and a Cafe on the top. We went up in a Tram but could have gone by Cable Car. There is a Car Park at the top
I would love to go back to Llandudno for more than three days