Friday, 27 June 2014

Pomps Patch #8

This month we will have owned our little plot at the allotment for 7 months!! Something I am really appreciating is much everything changes with each season. The first picture is one half of our plot when we first got it, compared to how it looks now in the picture below. I am really proud of how much we have managed to achieve in that time, and it's even better now that our first crops that we have grown from scratch, not inherited from the previous tenant, are ready for the picking. 


 

I scored these two produce crates at the recycling center for £2!!! I love them and am hoping they will be deep enough to grow carrots in.




I took this photo at the very end of May, and now look how much the beans have grown? They are producing their first batch of pods ready for the picking, get in my belly!!


This week I have transplanted the tomato plants, mangetout, runner beans and cauliflower, and will be sowing beetroot, lettuce, broccoli and carrots, ready for late summer and winter. It's all going on up at Pomps Patch, and I bloody love it!!



If you were curious, the plastic bottles are to prevent us from poking our eyes out on the canes, and also to keep the birds away as they rattle in the wind.

Sarah
xx





Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wednesday Wish List #61

Welcome back to my Wednesday wish list feature. Here I will share some of my favourite finds from the last week and give you a little more of an insight into my kind of style. Enjoy..

This dress...

This Jackelope...

This weekend bag...

This dress...
 

These shoes ...

This  vase...

See you next week.

Sarah
xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

Weston Super Mare

At the end of last month Rich and I had our annual pilgrimage to Weston Super Mare, taking his grandparents to visit Herman. Since our visit last year Herman has moved into a nursing home, after having a fall he was unable to go back to his own home which is a blessing in disguise, really. After his fall Herman went down to 8 stone, which for a 6ft tall man is not good, but now he is in the home and back up to 12 stone, looking healthy and well looked after. We didn't go in to see him this time, but he has a huge room overlooking the beach, where he waved us off from as we drove away - I love old people!!

Unlike last year the weather was fab so we strolled along the beach, taking in the view of the sea, the donkeys, and the typical Brits who share too much as soon as the sun comes out. It was a scorcher of a day, far too hot for the donkeys to be lugging kids up and down the beach, but very nice for sun worshipers like me. There had also been a vintage tractor show on on the seafront, so naturally I legged it to the side of the road to photograph them for Jack as they drove past, he still LOVES tractors.


You can read about our previous trips to see Herman here and here, it's a beautiful story!!

Sarah
xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday Wish List #60

Welcome back to my Wednesday wish list feature. Here I will share some of my favourite finds from the last week and give you a little more of an insight into my kind of style. Enjoy..

This tapestry bag...

This illustration...

This chair...

This dress...

These wellies...


Sarah
xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

Dowland Country Fair

As my Dad was on holiday on Fathers day I tagged along with Rich and his Dad to Dowland Country Fair. Being a country girl it was right up my street: loads of dogs, vintage tractors and cars, falconry, horses, people playing the ukulele, and the feel of community spirit. For a country fair there was quite a lot going on and so many people. 

 
 

These Suffolk Punch horses are the biggest I have ever seen, they were seriously huge, none of the photos I took do them justice, but honestly they are giants!! 


My favourite part of the fair was the vintage tractors & cars, we even befriended the couple who owned an old Austin. They told us how they, Richard and the Dutchess (we don't know her name but she was dutch so...) married 40 something years ago. 6 months after the wedding Richard went out mumbling about an Austin, returning later with a rusty old car on the back of his trailer that he had paid £5 for. He restored it to to the beauty that it is today, along with a couple of other cars, and they have driven it all over the world, including along route 66 and from the USA to Argentina. It was fascinating and they were so lovely that they have invited us to their house to see their other cars and photos from their travels in their vintage cars, I can't wait and only hope I am as cool as them when I'm older.


I hope you all had a lovely fathers day.

Sarah
xx