Heatwave is over!
It’s officially over! After suffering 33 degree heat for almost two months solid, barely any rain in my county, we woke up to a cool day, albeit not that cool as it still was about 24 degrees but compared to before it was amazing.
The first thing we did was to get our shoes on and head out for a walk, I wanted to go find some pine cones for some autumn props/DIY’s and go see if the crab apples are growing, which they are!
We also came across some tasty berries, well one tasty berry, all the rest hadn’t turned black yet, but it was still lovely to see that despite the lack of rain and blistering heat, things are growing.
Who remembers going blackberry picking for pies in their childhood? My grandma and I always went picking for them, along with onions and potatoes after the fields got ploughed, which I am about 90% sure that is technically stealing…
We are looking forward to heading back when the apples are all ready for picking so mum can make her crab apple jelly again!
Happy Sunday Everyone 🙂
This week has been a slow one for us, back to the normality and daily routine, I’ve been trying to catch up on all the important blogging and housework that often gets put aside when things get rough but I’ve also sat down and crochet for the first time in a while.
This blanket which I am making for Robin has taken me nearly 2 years of stopping and starting.. it is definitely a Labour of love but I hope that when I do finish it, she will get many years out of it.
My mum was the one who helped me learn to crochet after desperately trying to learn to knit for years and follow in my nans footsteps, my fingers couldn’t get on with it and would cramp up but crochet is nice and easy.. well this pattern is, I’ve seen some extremely difficult ones that I’d love to learn but I cannot figure them out..
I saw this pattern on I believe Pinterest and decided to grab some wool from a lovely Instagram seller who had a pack of rainbow wool perfect for the job and got to work..
I only have a few more bits to go but I am determined to get this one done!
Until next time
As last week we was in the car coming home from holiday I never got around to doing my weekly photo post but no matter, here is this weeks photo taken at Weymouth where we stayed.
I took Kai out to the beach front and told him about this magical time called the ‘Golden Hour’ when everything thanks to the sun setting turns into this beautiful colour and is just the best time to take photos.
My son learnt about cameras and other little bits that I know and we had a lovely time just the both of us which is a rare thing what with the other two taking up most of my time.
Until next time
I have been so poorly at the end of this week that all these posts I had planned just got forgotten but that’s all understandable!
This weeks photo is a little throwback to the time we went pumpkin picking, I am desperate for the cool days of autumn and we are now one week shy of the summer holidays so it will not be long before the weather changing and the leaves getting crisp.
I also found a cool new app for my phone called VSCO and lots of tips on how to use it on Pinterest so I’m excited to add more of a theme going forward on my instagram, yes I am that sad, but I will share all about that in a future post when I am little bit more awake and less under the weather.
Wishing you a happy weekend
This weeks photo is something I took last Sunday, this church is located in a small village that I used to live, a village that I dream to one day live in again, I have so many fond memories of this place which is called Stocking Pelham in Hertfordshire.
This church in fact is where five of my family are buried, my grandma used to take me here every weekend to place flowers at the grave of my aunt Carol and then to take a walk around it’s grounds and out into the countryside, when my grandma and grandad died they both have been buried in the same plot as Carol and from how everyone reacted to when Grandma died, everyone was glad not to have to go there anymore and I felt sad that her memory would just die and the graves here would go on forgotten about, so I asked my mum if she would take me there to place some flowers and clean it up a bit.
Part of me hoped that someone in my family would’ve swung by and placed something on the grave but it sat there, lonely and empty and I felt even more determined to keep my grandma’s legacy alive by visiting and caring for it.
With Amelia and Robin in tow, we placed flowers, walked around the grounds and visited great uncle Cuthbert and Gladys which we think was either granddads aunt or cousin but we aren’t sure..
It really made me stop and think and of course remember everyone who isn’t with us today, those who we wish could’ve been here and to always make sure to find the time to reflect on lost love ones.
Make time for your family.