English Summers

There’s something quintessentially English about canals.  A hazy summers day walk, white fluffy clouds, blue sky, the flowers blowing in the breeze. It’s been such a lovely hot weekend, feeling very much like summer 🙂 a little bit too hot to be working on the allotment.  We made the most of Sunday afternoon, strolling down…

Contrasting Colours Of Spring

I popped out for my daily walk with Jassy in the glorious sunshine. The birds were singing away and the bees were very busy, covered in pollen 😀 Snowdrops fade to crocuses to daffodils… it made me think of all the flowers that are out at the moment, even the dandelions look pretty, illuminated in the sunshine…

A Visit To Frithy’s…

What can be better after a long walk in the sunshine than stopping off at a quaint and quirky Tea Room… Frithy’s 🙂 Frithy’s is set in the beautiful village of Far Sawrey, just down the road from Hill Top House (Beatrix Potter’s home), in the South Lakes. This lovely place has brought to life the…

The Garden Awakes

We went to one of our favourite little places at the weekend. Chadkirk Estate.  I was really excited to see beautiful colour and the flowers waking up 🙂 So many pretty little places to walk with our little Jassy bear, we’re very lucky indeed.  We sometimes pop into the church in the afternoon with Jassy…

A Special Place

It was a great surprise when Stew told me how we were going to celebrate our first wedding anniversary… GIamping in Northumberland. We stayed in a quirky, vintage Shepherds Hut –  it was absolutely amazing! Vicky and Rob from Wild Northumbrian have created a beautiful, peaceful haven in the middle of Northumberland National Park.  There…

A Feeling of Autumn

I’m really looking forward to Autumn… the golden colours, kicking the fallen leaves along the pavement, the smell of cinnamon candles I have in the house.  Going out for woodland walks, putting your coat on when the air gets chilly and eating Parkin cake 🙂 I’ve found some signs of the seasons starting to change…