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Beautiful North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am Jenny Pepper, feltmaker and lover of all things fibre... I have been feltmaking since 1996 , but creating all my life in one way or another. I exhibit my felt work and sell in galleries. I also offer occasional tuition near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK, around the country & in Europe.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Holidays Over...

We decided to stay in the UK this year, for various reasons, and camp. It usually rains whenever we go camping, but I was proved wrong this year and we had glorious sunshine, I even have a tan.
First stop was Cambridge Folk Festival. We've been to festivals before, but this was a little more 'grown up'. We had a great time though, weather was good, bar a cloudburst one night but we were in a marquee so it passed us by. The food stands were the best yet, as a vegetarian I often struggle, but I was spoilt for choice, well done Cambridge. The music wasn't what you would typically call folk and we discovered some new favourites. The best live act for us had to be Jon Boden and Bellowhead, every now and then I get hooked by a new band, not often , but this is the band for now. I have the DVd, a nice surprise from my husband. Also a memorable moment was the spontaneity of campers and musicians on site, music was all around and one particular morning we woke to the above group of people from Steamchicken playing. Thats what music should be like.

We moved onto Suffolk, a county we hadn't visited before, we'll definitely revisit when we have more time. Had to visit Southwold to see the famous beach huts and pier. Then onto Aldeburgh and had chips on the beach. Art galleries abounded and antique shops, so had a lovely time mooching around. Also spotted friends work exhibited in various galleries.
Lavenham was beautiful, ironically preserved due to the decline of wool related businesses many centuries ago. The town went into disrepair due to unemployment and poverty and was rescued and preserved in later years. I cant recall the full story, but it was amazing to see so many timber framed buildings restored all in one village. Only sad point was the pavements were being replaced while we there......with tarmac!

Well back home now and back to work on orders. Christmas is coming!


  1. We aren't going abroad for our hols either. We have been to Keswick, and Norfolk. (I'm not counting Marrakech in March because that was with friends).
    Your holiday sounds lovely. I used to go to Folk Festivals in my younger pre children days. Whitby, Sidmouth, Bromyard. Cambridge was one I never got to but always wanted to.

  2. tarmac...how perfectly ghastly
    i have fond memories of that place in '83
    maybe i'd better not look back.

  3. I had to laugh at the mention of rain every time you camp... seems to be our luck too although I was not proven wrong and had some very wet vacations.