Friday, 12 August 2011

A dogs life

Afternoon!  George here, Mum is busy getting ready for tomorrow's market so I'm taking over the keyboard.
Guess where I've been?
Back to Devon, I do like it there especially on the beaches.  I played frisbee on this beach, even went in the sea just a little bit.

Played with someone elses frisbee that we found on the rocks on this beach, we left the frisbee there incase it's owner came back again.
Mum was busy eating a great big portion of fish and chips when she took this picture!

When we weren't eating out, we (that is the royal 'we') had a go at cooking on this - it was stinking hot but did make lovely bread!!

I played on this beach in the rock pools

I'm not interested in sheep, apparently I should be but they just smell funny and look very odd to me.

Now, this I was interested in.
Not the sort Mum had in batter, although I do rather like those too.  These move underneath the shiney wet stuff and are all different colours.  When they disappeared then I met ducks too, not seen them before, well I don't remember them if I have.

Another one of Mum's culinary treats!  We didn't eat at our home much this week!  I mostly slept when we were at home because we walked and walked and walked out in the sunshine and the rain too all day every day!  It was a lovely holiday and I hope I get to go away again soon.
Think Mum might be back next week when she has finished putting all the stuff away that she has to get out when she goes to markets.
Love from
George xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Lavenders Blue

Yesterday evening we went over to Hitchin Lavender for a tour around their lavender fields.  We, being the Crafty Night In crowd that meet up at my house once a month for a catch up and a bit of a craft.

We set off up the field, gathering stems from the different varieties as we went.

You can see the rows on the right of the photo have been harvested.  Sadly some of the crop has been lost this year to the drought and late frosts.

Nick, our guide showed us the different varieties of flower, insects and wildlife that thrive in the fields and the oils with their different fragrances that are produced from some of the varieties grown here.

When there is such a large amount of lavender all together the colours are amazing and so clearly different from variety to variety.  I particularly liked the colour of the Ice Blue (I think that was it's name) so fresh and cool along the edge of the paddock.

As the sun moved, mainly behind the very threatening big black cloud above, the colour of the lavender changed with each photograph.

We finished up our tour in the grand barn, filled with the heady scent of lavender with plenty of lavender products to choose from to take away just a little of the scent and colour we had just been walking through.

I don't know about the rest of the ladies, but I slept very well last night, all that lavender and fresh air!!

Take care all
Sarah x