Saturday, 24 September 2016

Taking a break and getting home

taking a break
Now, you may not have noticed but I sneaked away for a fortnight and arrived home yesterday. It does the soul good to escape in it's entirety to a new landscape and new skies. Our destinations were the Brecon Beacons in Wales and Devon. I drank coffees to the backdrop of the sun rising and munched buttery crumpets most mornings.
taking a break
We discovered Scrabble. Yes, everyone has played before but as we've not got the game at home it was a real novelty. Evenings spent pondering the little bench of seven letters which seem to spell absolutely nothing in their own right but have desperately got to fit onto an uninviting board. 
taking a break
The mornings waking up to this view were priceless. A window from floor to hip is a tad unusual but as it was a converted barn we stayed in, who was I to protest? Sleeping with the curtains wide open with only the gentle rolling hills and grazing horses separating us from the sun rising.
It goes without saying that we went out exploring. I have so many pictures to sort through, edit and share, hopefully many will make it here over the next couple of weeks.
taking a break
There will be so much to bring you in Autumn nevertheless, we'll see what makes it into each post. I've got my new season plans and aims to share soon too.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Sophie x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Full swing

Norfolk countryside in July
Oh yes, a few more photographs from when summer was in full swing. Overload? Not to me. But out of date, granted.
Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July
Roll with it.
Sophie

Monday, 19 September 2016

What goes through peoples' heads

Camembert on  a bin
Firstly; have you ever seen anything so middle class? Someone leaving a Camembert on top of a bin. But the main point of this post. I do wonder what goes on in peoples' heads. Why would you leave a cheese (box) on top of a bin?! Why not put it IN the bin, it's clearly not full. It's closing in on being as unfathomable as people who bag up their dog's poop but leave the bag in the hedge. I saw a lady lob a bag of it over a low hedge at Sandringham Country Park once (it wasn't the Queen); we were far enough behind that she didn't notice our presence and for a moment I thought I'd holler at her for such dreadful behaviour, but words failed me and I let it go. It still bothers me that I didn't challenge her malpractice.
Littering. Of wrappers. Also baffling. On what planet has it ever been acceptable to chuck a half eaten takeaway out of a car window? Its disgraceful. Fly tipping has to be the worst; people just dumping sofas, fridges and whole loads of rubbish by the roadside. I just can't understand how people can sleep at night.
Put things in the bin, take loads to the tip or rent a skip. It's that simple.
Sophie

Friday, 16 September 2016

Missing you

Norfolk countryside in July
And I miss you and those dreamy summer days. July held my heart in it's hands, gently and carefully kept it beating strong. Those sights, sounds and smells. Floral scents wafting on the breeze. Butterflies basking in the sun only to flutter away as I sidle up.  
Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July
Pops of colour to be found amongst the green grasses and ripe sandy wisps.
Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July

Norfolk countryside in July
Oh how I miss you
Sophie