Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Walking!

Phew that was a bit of a break, it's been bedlam here lately. Mike was off for two weeks trying to get the kitchen ready. The plan was the kitchen should of been completed by the time he went back to work but as the plasterer can't get here until 10th June -  well I'm left with plaster boarded walls an oven & a dish washer. He can't even lay the slate tiles until the walls & ceiling are plastered so he had a nice restful second week.

I wont bore you with plaster boarded walls & ceiling or the garden (yet) which is actually looking splendid or the fact that two garden companies are peeving me greatly with the lack of deliveries (yet) I will show you a lovely walk we took Rocky hound on.-





The bottom three are the out takes, Rocky is a very hard hound to photograph as obviously he is far too busy chasing smells! 

We do have some lovely surroundings here, I grew up where I live now & apart from three years away have always been here .

I find it funny that a lot of the kids I grew up with who left for a while and returned either with their own families or started a family after returning. 

My children play or played under the same hedges I did, made dens in the same fields, climbed the same trees paddled in the same stream. You know that kind of thing.

Anyway since inheriting Rocky hound I've had huge fun discovering some old haunts. 








I hope you are all well, for the first time in ages I was able to do a little knitting last night. With all the dust & disruption I've been hiding in the garden & all crafty stuff had been put away. Now the dust has gone (for now) I was able to drag a little out!
Enjoy your day all xx

21 comments:

  1. That's so nice that you grew up where you live and your kids get to enjoy what you had as a child. Dogs do keep you moving and finding all the fun areas for walks. My kids were able to enjoy my childhood home before my parents left it. Lots of fun with cousins exploring the wilderness that surrounded us ... and no adults were allowed to join them (which I always thought was special).
    Wendy

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  2. I don't think those photos are outtakes, they just show a busy little doggy with lots of scents to sniff out. Rocky seems to have settled really well with you. I haven't moved very far from where I grew up either, probably not as close as you are but only a couple of miles down the road.

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  3. It must be so lovely to have ties with an area, we moved around a lot when I was growing up so there is no special place, pleased to hear there is some progress on the kitchen front :-)

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  4. Lovely shots of a lovely walk. It must be lovely to have that kind of continuity (too many lovelies?) xx

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  5. There's so many lovely wildflowers to see on a country walk at this time of year. I've been lucky enough to walk in the Chiltern foothills (near Oxford) recently and have loved the fields of buttercups and hedgerows of cow parsley. I can't say that I revisit childhood haunts - there've been so many as my Dad's job moved us about every couple of years. Probably why I like discovering new places!

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  6. It is great to have that sort of continuity for your family, and such a blessing to live in such a beautiful area.

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  7. I had to laugh when you said Mike had a nice, restful second week. What a diplomatic way to discuss this dilemma. I'm sorry it's still stressful with the kitchen, hopefully by the end of the month it will all be behind you. I loved seeing where you walk; it's really wonderful that your children played where you did when you were a kid. I don't think a lot of people here get that chance, so I think you're pretty lucky. Thanks for sharing. Hang in there. :)

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  8. Lovely pictures, such a beautiful looking place to get out and about, away from the stress of your kitchen.

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  9. Oh how happy Rocky the Hound looks. You live in a lovely part of the world. I do hope your garden deliveries turn up soon, and that the rest of the kitchen renovation goes smoothly. CJ xx

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  10. What a lovely dog walk.. those wildflowers are so pretty. It's lovely that you still live where you grew up so your children can enjoy the same places you did :o)

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  11. You are lucky that the area is unspoiled. The fields where I played are housing estates now.

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  12. An enjoyable post and lovely pictures. It's nice to have such places on the doorstep.
    Have a good evening. Flighty xx

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  13. The good news is that it is progressing!!! That has to be good doesn't it! I hope that the time until the plasterer comes flies by and that it will soon all be done and fabulous!!! xx

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  14. Renovations always seem to take longer than planned, it's an annoying disruption but will be worth it in the end. At least you have some lovely walks to escape to - Rocky looks as though he's having a great time. Hope your garden deliveries turn up soon. Lovely pics. Jane xx

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  15. I always thought that I would raise my children where I grew up. Not where my husband grew up. Although I think I lucked out when I met a man from St Ives ;)) Two of my boys had the same reception teacher that their Dad did, which was a bit spooky at the time. The countryside where you live looks stunning. Olly and I found a buttercup meadow during half term. Honestly is was stunning. Best of luck with the continuing kitchen renovations; your'e on the home stretch now!
    Leanne xx

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  16. I think it is lovely you are living where you grew up and have had a family there, it makes it so nice to know so many people and have a history there.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. Glad you were able to revisit your old stomping ground! What an incredibly gorgeous field of blooms and your pup is adorable!!! And how cool that so many return to the area though I am not surprised by looking at this beautiful landscape! Wishing you all good things in the garden my friend! Happy week to you! Nicole xoxo

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  18. Lovely photos of Rocky the Hound enjoying fields of buttercups! I imagine it must feel comforting to bring up your family in the same place you grew up in - it does look pretty. Like you, the end is in sight with our new kitchen. We have the plasterer in this week, and fitting begins next week. At least the washing machine is plumbed in at the moment! It'll be worth it in the end :)
    Cathy x

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  19. It's great to get a bit of knitting done. You have some great places to walk - with or without the dog.

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  20. Tradesmen, huh! When do they ever stick to the plan?? Anyway, every cloud has a silver lining, and the chaos in the kitchen has directed your attention elsewhere. It has been a great year for Buttercups - there are masses of them all over the place. They must like cool conditions!

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