Saturday, 29 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
This all happened in a flash last night when a few of us were on facebook. Mandy(livelaughlove)and also my lovely auntie(!), mentioned about the nights drawing in and being dark at 8.30pm when Mel answered saying ‘yes before you know it, it will be Christmas!’ She went on to say ‘Don’t mention the C word in August, but at least we have the Country Living Christmas Fair to look forward to’ and that was it, it snowballed.
The more the merrier come on everyone you know you want to come.
We are thinking that probably Thursday 12th would be the best day.
Friday, 14 August 2009
I thought id start with a couple of photos of myself and some good friends having an amazing night out on friday evening, after all your support from the last post i thought it the decent thing to do. My best friends little sis is going to oz for a year out so we went for goodbye drinks in a few of our favourite posh bars for cocktails galore!
This is me(right)and my friend Julie, im drinking a pina colada-my ultimate fave!
And here's (almost)the whole gang, im bottom left, happy times!.
The apple tree next to the patch is heavy with fruit, almost ready to harvest for lovely pies!
Pops did her bit for the garden by gathering as many cabbage butterfly catterpillars as possible!
Last week the girls and i picked blackberries, 3.5lbs worth to be exact! This was definitely the highlight of their holidays so far-i cant tell you how great they thought it was. They've eaten them every day since. Who said you have to spend money to have fun?
With our lovely free fruit i set to work making a crumble(read more about the beautiful apples further down-such a pretty pink inside and out!). I used lots of oats in the topping which tasted really yummy-i defy you to make a crumble and not have double cream poured over it!
I got the blankets out of the car so we had comfy bottoms and we enjoyed eating and chatting and playing for a while.
On such a sunny day the fields look so beautiful, i was inspired to take a few arty photos! Hope you can appreciate how lovely it was. I love the neatness of how the rows are sown, and the bails dotted about the field look like lego blocks!
Of course i had my beautiful boy with me and did a little mosaic as i couldnt choose just one picture of him, he gave me the fright of my life today so im spoiling him with cuddles this evening!
When i arrived home on saturday evening i discovered these fab french beans hanging in my porch, my dad had popped over to drop them off earlier in the day after picking them from his veg patch. They taste amazing!
Earlier on saturday Mr P's mum had said she had something she thought id like, i nearly wet myself with excitement when she presented me with this enamel 'tapioca' tin, its really really old and im totally in love with it! Just look at that blue!
The above pictures are of my mum and aunties new pup Stanley-he's a real sweetie, and of course little Archie, he loved playing with the hose, and jumping on the trampoline when they were all in the garden-he's a cheeky little monkey but totally gorgeous as you can see!
Little miss Roo decided to take up residence in my spot on the lounger! Wellies and CL, a girl after my own heart!
Lots of love Kirsty xxx