Winchester celebrating the royal jubilee.

Winchester, UK,  the ancient capital is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond jubilee by hanging out the bunting in the high street. What an amazing sight, there is so much bunting hanging off of every building.

Jubilee bunting in Winchester High st.

Winchester UK High st

the Buttercross, Winchester.

Bunting in Winchester High st.


During the summer I work for a bat consultancy company.

During the summer I work for a bat consultancy company surveying buildings for evidence of bats. Bats in the UK are an endangered species. I have not been able to make, create or sew anything this week as I attended a bat fieldwork course at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, UK.  I had a brilliant time exploring the abbey, looking for, recording and finding bats! Mostly Lesser and Greater Horseshoe bats. Pipistrelle bats really do emerge from the mouth of a gargolye high up on the tower, how gothic is that? 🙂

View from tower

Lacock abbey, Wiltshire