Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Shepherds Warning


Pastel hues early in the morning. It is taking some time to get used to the sheer beauty of the countryside in the wintertime.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Weekend in the City

Our second annual work Christmas do in the big city. A special trip to Nottingham for a night spent with Dan's work colleagues, eating, drinking and even a little dancing.

 A very peacful nights sleep was broken by these beautiful skies. We finished up the last of our Christmas shopping, perusing the little Christmas market and even picked out some more furniture for our lovely little house :)



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Skies



One of my favourite things about the living in the countryside is the skies. When there is no fog, we ge beautiful colours morning and night, usually spotted by quirky cloud patterns.

I took this photograph one day last week when I decided to take my camera to bed with me just to be prepared. Lilac and coral skies with birdies playing on the roof tops, beautiful.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Advent Preparation





So this year it seems that I am late to the party. I mean, it isn't even December yet and everyone seems completely Christmas crazy already! I can't believe how unprepared I am this year, but this weekend, we have embraced the winter weather and seasonal festivities. We spent the day in and out of our little village visiting the craft fairs, music perfomances, fairs etc in celebration of the Christmas lights switch on. It was a modest affair but we made the most of it!








Winter scenes over Felicity's Wood. 



The rest of our weekend was spent getting all of the decorations ready for our little house. Our beautiful little tree has made its way indoors and has been jewelled with fairly lights and sweet little wooden orniments. Louie and I carefully constructed our first ever wreath, a tradition I hope to keep going. It will do for a first attempt and I love the way it makes our house look so homely! 

Tomorrow begins December, we are ready.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Insta-Catch Up


6 years with my beau, incidentally not in the photo, but the weekend that it began.
Warm socks in the chilly weather.


School run fun.
Country Homes, Italiano panini and coffee. Me time perfection.


Baked camemebert and twice baked, homemade breadsticks.
Foggy mornings. 


Date night.
Three cheese tart with caremelised onion and beetroot chutney.


A treat from the Joules sale.
From scratch Lemon Meringue Pie for Momma who is in the wars.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

School Run











Winding roads, views over the countryside, bright sunshine fighting through the fog, even at 2:45 in the afternoon. The sun starts going down, casting its pinkish orange hues over the quiet fields.
I am pretty lucky to have this as the regular feature of my evert day. 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Perfect Sunday

One perfect Sunday. Starting with homemade waffles with dark chocolate, banana, cream and maybe a marshmallow or two. A spot of house shopping and a drive through the thick, countryside fog.



 
 After a Calke lunch, a brisk walk through the orange and red tinged parkland. The fog lifted and we got gloriously wet.




 The small one had far too much fun with his lunch bag, and the big one, well he was just himself.

 Flowers to brighten up any dull day.
 Slow cooked shin of beef stew with mustard mash and braised red cabbage.
Cosy evening snuggled up on the sofa with warm blankets watching old films and drinking tea from china tea cups.

I don't think it gets much better than this.
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