Thankfully I didn't break anything but bruised and in severe pain there was no way I could have got onto the river so Sunday Karen had the pleasure of my company for another full day...lol, as the week has went on Its still painful to walk but nowhere as bad as it was.
That was the down side of the week, thankfully the rest of the week was a bit better and had a few better things to speak of.
With no fishing and restricted to the chair I decided to break out the table lathe and with some Yew I had lying around in my odds & sods box I turned a display float for something to do, something I haven't done since 2015, so it was nice to get the chisels back out and give them a dust off which I finished off each night after work with the lacquering.
Turned from a block of Irish Yew and mounted on a Yew Branch with a few wraps of silk to finish it off.
Im undecided where its final resting place will be yet as I have a few people in mind who I might send it to.
Back in September of last year I harvested the sloes off the bushes up the Dale as I always do each year.
It was time to decant the first bottle of 2016 sloe whisky, so earlier today I looked out the earliest of the 6 bottled kilner jars from last year dated the 30 Sep and strained out the sloes.
The finished product which I will saver & enjoy over the upcoming trout season
The other day I came home and was reunited with an old friend.
This is a box I made up for a charity auction, the box & its contents raised £105 for charity, the new owner was a fly fisherman who wanted to try his hand at trotting for Grayling.
3 cork trotting floats