I can't believe the summer is almost over, you can definitely feel autumn in the air already and the nights are drawing in (my least favourite thing about winter). While we've been pretty lucky with the weather I've tried to get out and about as much as possible, whether it's a ride on Claudia or visiting family. It's been a stressful couple of weeks with a health scare in the family, thankfully it was only a scare, and then Rich kindly have me his head cold so I've been feeling rubbish and not wanting to do much other than snooze, knit and lie on the sofa with cups of tea.
We spent a lovely afternoon with my Nan last weekend. She doesn't like to leave her house anymore so we opened up the french doors, had a stroll around the garden, picked apples and sat in the sun room for a couple of hours just watching the birds and the bees. When my Grandad was alive the entire far end of the garden was kept as an allotment, he grew everything you could think of; potatoes, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, logenberries, redcurrents, blackcurrents, tomatoes, broad beans, runner beans, apples, pears, plums, you name it, he grew it. In the school holidays my Mum would bring us in to help pick the fruit and veg, nothing tasted better than his summer fruits and some runny cream. His pears were his pride and joy, and if you'd tasted them you'd know why.
There's also a photo of Lilly Dog, she's taken to sleeping between my legs lately, very cute but so uncomfortable.
We've also been dragging our backsides out of bed and going to the car boot every couple of weeks, not too often because I like my Sunday lie ins too much, but if we're awake early we throw some clothes on and go rummage with the best of em. I found some amazing Hornsea pieces (below) and bagged the whole lot for £15, pretty good I think seeing as the jars are £15 each in vintage shops. And having a lovely friend working in the new RSPCA shop is definitely awesome, Joe showed me this 1960s pillowcase that had just come in so obviously I nabbed it. I think it'll become a cushion, or possibly part of my patchwork quilt, when I eventually collect enough fabric to make it that is.
Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that Rich and I were going to Amsterdam? Well time has flown by and we're off on our holidays tomorrow. A nice 3 am start to get our flight from Bristol. I can't wait to explore and cycle round a new city. Things may be quiet on the blog front, although we have wifi at the hotel so I'll try and remember my Wednesday Wish List, so enjoy the break because they'll be SO many photos when I get back.
Hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend.