Friday, April 12, 2013

Another mini-adventure

Friday 12th April 2013

Spring is in the air at last!

The daffodils that I planted last year brighten up the area under our pear tree and help to distract the eye from the (unsightly) garden surrounding it.  One day I will have a little bench here....

Sarah has been baking hot cross buns and very nice they were too dear!

Even the chicken with evil eyes was bathed in sunlight this morning.

So, armed with a drink, snack, camera and dog poo bag - off we went, big dog and I.   We had a fine time saying hello to the local Alpacas....

...poking in bushes and exploring new footpaths.   Mind you, it's hard to concentrate on the beautiful views when you have watery eyes, an itchy bra strap and floppy socks but I think I succeeded.

We stopped at the top of the hill - my favourite spot.  This is where I like to lean on the railings, gaze meaningfully in to the distance and think profound thoughts ......(ok, and get my breath back).

I don't know why I like barns so much, I just do. Luckily there are lots around here for me to get my fix. Here's one we saw today. Don't you just love corrugated iron?

We have a Dutch barn near our bungalow but I will save that one for another day. We don't want to get too excited do we?

The hills were a wonderful assortment of colours - toffee, biscuit, caramel (time for the snack).

 I realised on my walk today that everything I like begins with the letter 'B'.  How strange. 

- Beer (from the Badger Brewery)
- Bubble baths
- Beech trees
- Bread (home made)
- Butter (thickly spread on the above)
- Baked potatoes
- Barns
- Big dogs
- Birthday weekends in Budapest, Berlin and Bath

Even my favourite local pub and the village I now live in start with the letter 'B'.  I now declare 'B' my favourite letter.  As opposed to the letter 'M' which isn't nice at all.

- Middle age
- Menopause
- Mushrooms

Big dog likes Beech trees too.

Two hours of warm(ish) sun (on and off).  It's a start.


  1. we have found you sue, luv bill and linda, lisa says hi to quack quack!

    1. Glad you found me! And Lisa, no I'm not having your ducklings no matter how cute they are! See you soon for more cheesey chips. Love Bungalow Sue xxx

  2. Your Victoria sponge is a dead ringer for the welcome home cake I tried to make !!
    X Basil

  3. Hi Basil!

    I know! May be it's not us then - it must be the cooker.

    Love Mildred (aka Bungalow Sue)