Thursday, 23 April 2015

Nature Walk

After school, Mr Bee and I decided to go for a walk to the end of our street. There is a fairground setting up so we thought we would check it out. But then we started walking, and well, we got a little carried away. We found ourselves just wandering through footpaths and byways and oh, all of the things we saw. 

Horses, White Sheep, Black Sheep, Black AND White Cows.

Bluebells. Lots of Bluebells.

Two tractors. A Massey Ferguson far away and a New Holland up close. We are getting good at this tractor spotting. Mr Bee was very impressed with this 'spikey pick up' one!

We had a five minute sit down, and Mr Bee collected some sticks. Any guesses as to what he made ??
And on our amble back we found the most beautiful magnolia tree, stunning.

Oh, how I am enjoying this countryside life. We need to make a habit of this!

Answer: An Aligator!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Day in the Life

 A day in the life of a working mum's day off.

A quick nip to the supermarket for some mid week essentials.

Fresh coffee and toasted brioche with dark chocolate spread. With the luxury of not having to share.

 Making a mess
Making dinner and baking. I always manage to fill my tiny kitchen!

Clean Up
I lose count of the times I wash up...

Midweek washing catch up

An open faced chicken salad sandwich. Magnificent.

 Time Out
Just time for a cuppa and some researching before the school run

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Cotswold Cruising

With this recent burst of beautiful weather, it seemed daft not to exploit it and head out for a day of exploring. Visiting the Cotswolds felt like being on holiday!

Peace, quiet, sand coloured cottages, tractors, rolling hills, birds singing, bees buzzing and the sun shining. Perfection.

The first stop was Snowshill Manor. A country house full, and I mean full of collections, it really is a lifes work. The gardens were so serene and beautiful and I even got to see some baby lambs, my first of the year.

Then, just to be indulgent, a trip to Chastleton House, the home of Wolf Hall. Dan and I were avid followers of the BBC2 series, so I was rather pleased when I arrived to this familiar looking place! The light in the house was simply stunning, though there wasn't quite as much to see here, it really was my cup of tea!

I found more lambs, the most vividly coloured flowers, rolling views and the first bluebells of the year.

It was a long day, with some beautiful driving. Luckily, Nana was on hand to pick the bee up from school so that I could enjoy myself on my little jaunt. I spanned 5 counties in as many hours and had a thoroughly good time.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


I've missed this. Wednesdays with my boy.
School really does get in the way of having fun sometimes. This gorgeous boost of weather has perked us both up so we planned a lovely picnic and a daytrip with no set destination.
A bad nights sleep for me, meant lots of pain in the chest area so no driving for us today, Mr Bee was very upset that we couldn't adventure, but after a slow, recovering morning, we had a picnic at home then popped to the garden centre to stock up on goodies.

And so the rest of our afternoon was spent deep in compost, repotting some more succulents, sowing some seeds and getting some plants out in the fresh air. It was lovely to get out in the garden for the first time, who knows what will happen. I am not a green fingered lady, but I can but try!

After a light dinner, we nipped out for our first evening stroll of the year. It wasn't cold and it was still light so off we trotted to the fields around the corner for a little explore of our village footpaths. I love this countryside lark.

It was so lovely to enjoy a day during the holidays with my boy.
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