Sunday, 19 April 2009
I have been a poor blogger this holiday. Indeed, I have barely managed to even read many blogs, so a catch up is well overdue. The rest of our holiday was certainly not full of the sunshine so apparent in my previous post (that'll teach me to bask won't it?), but we found plenty to do in the wet, dull, damp weather that mostly followed. Here's a taster: first up, jugs full of lilac - gorgeously scented, delicately flowered, just so beautiful lilac - picked from the one by our front gate and filling the house with their seductive perfume.
Walks where magnolias bend and twist their branches over old walls and cottage gardens.
A favourite walk through the old gunpowder works where waterfalls tumble through the broken wheels and houses of a long ago place.
Where wellies are the order of the day as streams and rivulets need exploring.
Dainty grasses flower in the shade.
Woodland and water
Thee eerieness of a quarry, all gloom and still water suggesting dead things in its murky depths. The Lord of the Rings was the main topic of conversation here.
More tumble-down shacks with water crashing through and a lot of fun had by all.
Home to make pasta for the first time ever
to be eaten with a sauce of spinach, cashew nuts, olive oil and cheese (tell them its pesto and even our confirmed greens loather eats the lot!). Yum. so much fun that we foresee a whole summer of homemade pasta coated with sauces made from our allotment produce.
Will have to post about the newts, new hens and dandelion wine another day. For now we are off to the beach for the final day of the holiday. The sun is shining and we hope for more of this:
Have a good Sunday x