Whilst I was with Val in Singapore she took me to some amazing shops and one in particular actually sold tatting books, you did not have to order them, they were in stock! Having the choice of so many, I just had to buy one. Since my return to England I have managed to tat something from the book, the start of a doily. Two more rounds to go and I will have finished.
Also from the same shop I purchased this thread, a huge ball!
This is the book the pattern is from
In Indonesia we saw an amazing banyan tree and on it was this sign, I just had to take a photograph of it
it was broken in two halves and this is what it really said
But you were allowed to swing on it
So my eldest son and 'Im in the garage' had a go