There were lots of tractors:
...... and animals:
Things to taste and buy:
Traction engines - we saw the owner open up the front of this one and pop in some foil wrapped baking potatoes for his supper:
There was even a dancing sheep show and you haven't lived until you've seen a row of sheep doing 'The Hustle'! Belinda was quite the hoofer!
We even watched lots of hot air balloons being launched:
This one was a solo one with the man strapped in a chair rather than in a basket - not for the faint hearted:
Other things that have made me smile this week:
A Sunday visit to the local farmers' market with L. We bought lots of yummy veg including a kohlrabi which I've never tried before. If anyone has any recipes to suggest for them I'd love to hear them.
Here are the heritage carrots about to be roasted to go with Sunday lunch:
R swept the chimney in preparation for lighting the stove. Yes, he is a man with his own brush and rods!
Some of our home grown figs:
My attempt at Cholla - unfortunately, just as it was proved and about to go into the oven, E rang to ask if I could drop her forgotten violin off at school. By the time I had struggled back through the traffic jam, it had swollen so much you could hardly see the plaits! It tasted nice though - a bit like brioche.
Making Deliciously Ella's ultimate energy bites. Recipe to be found here.
The energy bites were very yummy and virtuous but what's a girl to do when these are back in the shops again?
That's all for this week, I'm just off to pilates to try and work off some of that chocolate!
Toodle pip for now. x