Greetings! Gosh, it's been a while since I last posted; these summer days just seem to run away with me. I hope those of you in the UK have been enjoying our mini heatwave. Our hose has been put to good use and I had to go up into the loft to find our fan - sadly, I haven't got a photo of Hamish sitting in front of it with his fur ruffling in the breeze! So far though, it does seem a bit cooler today.
We're going to be packing soon (have I told you how much I detest packing? Sometimes I think I'd rather not go than have to pack!) to go off on our little adventure. J&B are at the ready for Hamish, chicken and house sitting, so I thought I'd just clear my camera in preparation.
Here are a few photos of our last couple of weeks:
Enjoying my sweet peas:
We have a new chili plant with very vertical fruits:
Making lavender shortbread:
Accidentally snipping a poppy whilst weeding the veggies:
E and Hamish sharing a Wimbledon moment - he's currently moulting; just look at the fur on E's jeans!
Anniversary flowers - or should I say the emergency 'Oh no, I've forgotten our anniversary for the second year running, I'd better order some on the internet for same day delivery' flowers!
Enjoying my colourful washing:
Our new veggie stockade to keep out the deer:
'Mad Henry' - E and I bought this as a souvenir of our trip to Devon. The guesthouse doubled as a vintage tea room (Mad Henry's Tea Room) and they also sold garden ornaments made locally. He's a bit tacky but I love him for reminding me of a fabulous few days. He now lurks at the base of a tree in the back garden and R complains that he scowls at him - an extra benefit!
Hamish isn't the only one moulting!
Our summer manifesto included 'going out for breakfast'. Initially we ordered crepes but the poor lad running the kitchen kept burning them; I have a feeling that it may have been his first day. In desperation, he offered us waffles instead - they were enormous and we didn't want anything else until supper!
My single sunflower - the slugs saw to all the rest:
The veggie stockade is working:
We chose the hottest day so far to go fruit picking - it was punishing out in those fields!
It was too hot for jam making and a lack of freezer space meant that we limited ourselves:
Finally, a joint jigsaw - actually I have enormous difficulty with shapes and only managed 12 pieces. L did all the rest!
Well, that's all for this week. I shall be absent from Blogland for a few weeks, so please excuse the lack of comments, but I look forward to having a huge catch up session on our return. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.
Toodle pip for now. x