on the first day of our visit the weather was cold and dull. so we mostly stayed inside and took things slow (after a good dog walk and a visit for tea at barb's). my sister tried her hands at the spinning wheel and when that proved to be a little too frightening, she began making batts. this one we called "al fresca", inspired by the sweet potato quesadillas we made for supper. and then in the evening we all watched "the fighter". what a powerful movie.