Friday! Yeah!

Well we have made it to the first Friday of the New Year relatively unscathed!  Busy old week with work and it is surprising how quickly you get back into the work groove!  Busy weekend too with the swimming club open all day on Sunday!

I saw this on the Nottingham Instagram page and realised I probably have never shown it to you.  This is the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest near to where I lived at home.  It is thought to be 800 to 1000 years old and as you can see from the picture the branches are now held up by posts and rails as the limbs are so old and heavy.  It is the tree in which Robin Hood used to hide in when avoiding the Sherrif of Nottingham’s men.  When DH and I were young you were able to go up to the tree and actually go inside of it but that has now been stopped due to the limbs being held up. 

Robin Hood is a huge part of our home town of Nottingham and a lot of people say he was a fictional character, Yorkshire are also very keen to claim him for their own too, but Sherwood Forest never reached that far.  The above statue of Robin Hood stands outside of Nottingham Castle. 

As far as I am concerned Robin Hood was an actual person and did all the things that they said he did and he was from Nottingham!  I feel the same way about Dragons, I think they lived a long time ago and became extinct like the Dinosaurs!! 

Tomorrow we don’t have anything on until DH has to go in the evening and set up for Sunday so I will probably do my ironing then.  However during the day I have nothing on so am going to do some quilting.  I know, I know don’t be shocked some quilting on a quilting blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to. 

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

Treacle in 2010 the last time we had lots of snow!!!! 

2 thoughts on “Friday! Yeah!

  1. Molly the Airedale

    What a massively beautiful tree and with so much history! Hey, Treacle – we have about 9 inches of snow out there now and it’s still coming down. Come on over!

  2. farmquilter

    Major Oak is amazing!! Reminds me of the pecan tree in the courtyard of the Alamo – huge limbs that are held up with metal braces. All our snow has melted, so Tara is happy, but Treacle would prefer to be with Molly, playing in the snow! Enjoy quilting tomorrow!!

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