Sunday, 19 October 2014

Pockets Full of Conkers

Exploring Hailes Abbey a while ago, when the Conkers were at their very best; falling on our heads and filling our pockets. 

May the best Conker win.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Delving Tastebuds First into Autumn

We didn't think that the kids would like it much.
But I wanted it.
And we had everything that we needed to make it.
And so this

Most of the kids enjoyed it too.
A perfect autumnal, post-camping trip/post showers/pyjama dress code kind of meal.
Followed by:

A friend's windfall,

a real mess, 

and Apple Crumble.
Tis the season.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Good Vibes

I love snooping around my sister's creative lair!

Details on drum

Screen Printing

 "I wanted an outlet where I could feel productive and take it wherever I want. To have it be my own kind of space. It's fun putting together your own vision; still open to advice, but with all your aesthetic." 

"My art is the awkward love child of simplicity and intricacy, with just a hint of psychedelic flair."

                                                                                                                                    Steph Satterlee

Kids in Autumn at Waddeson Manor

        Film shot by the Hubby who is practicing for filming a wedding in a couple of weeks time!                                                                 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, 9 October 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

At the risk of giving myself a bout of homesickness, I'm sharing some snaps from the summer in Virgina.

All over Virginia, these creepers grow over anything they can. Trees, buildings...
I know they are most likely smothering the life underneath, but it's so much fun spotting shapes in the growth.

Jesus and his disciples?

Mr. Snuffleupagus being hugged by Big Bird?
For some reason, they kept reminding me of Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji. 
I did a search to find out why, and I'm guessing that once upon my childhood, I may have come across this book:
I would love to find it one day.

And now for some completely random mish mash of summertime growth in Virginia that caught my eye:

Common visitors in a Virgina Country Garden:

He was fast!

Healthy abundance of Basil.

Barns and Blue Ridge Mountains.