Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Milton Keynes

Brian and Jane set off to Gloucestershire in a hired baked bean tin, actually a Peugeot 107, it's a 207 with half an engine and not much in the way of padding!
Lewis stayed onboard to catch up with some Russian literature and his friend Catherine came by to check he was ok.
Hilary welcomed the travellers with her usual delicious home made bread, cheese and beer.
Jane picked about 40lb of Victoria plums, having to share a few with the wasps. Brian pruned the rest of the fruit trees and anything else that looked like it needed a trim.
Next day, the baked bean tin rattled along the M5 through wind and rain to Winsham in Dorset.
Simon, Judy and Maya were super hosts.
Simon took them for a tour of the Jurassic coast in his landrover. They shot their next album cover on the beach at Seatown!

Back in Marsworth, Emily Bronte sailed on through the very rural Buckinghamshire countryside through Leighton Buzzard, then on to Milton Keynes with its wonderful open green spaces and excellent cycle ways.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Through a hedge backwards.

With a hint of autumn in the air, chilly evenings and some heavy showers, we have a perfect excuse to light the right rosy Rayburn . Brian went out on a search for fuel, his favourite secret hobby. returned with a good stash of the finest ash, which burns hot.

Jane made a few pounds of Damson Jam  which was a beautiful colour , slightly tart, and great spread thickly on toast. Best find yet was an apple tree bearing huge unblemished cookers. with some brave acrobatics from Brian, and boat maneuvers by Jane we soon had a good few pounds.
This spot proved to be the best spot for selling crocheting so far.
 Sunset through gearing.

went for a walk along the ridge way to the Ivinghoe Beacon, had a great view of the harvested fields and shadows of clouds it really was a peaceful scene.
Here's where the peace is shattered , Jane is caught short and breaks one of her own rules , never to answer a call of nature out doors, but needs must and having carefully selected a most secluded gap in said hedge proceeded! only to fall backwards into huge visciously thorned  blackberry bush.  Scrambled out looking like she had had a fight with  a wild cat and lost, not only scratched to pieces but with a sprained little finger!limped home discovering thorns every where!! for tea and germalene.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Marvelous Marsworth

what about this location for a creative crochet heaven? This is one of the reservoirs that feed the flight of locks here on the Marsworth flight. 
Look at the view, its so beautiful. 

 The sunsets here are amazing, who needs to go any where else.

Lewis had to catch a train from Tring which was 3 miles away , carrying a huge rucksack ( as usual). Dad came to the rescue,as he ran along side Lewis, as he cycled with the trailer carrying heavy rucksack. Brian then cycled trailer back to the boat.(were there's a will there's a way)

Here's what happened to those juicy blackberries we picked. Oops some are trying to escape the pie!
 All we need now is some custard.

This flight of locks really are a joy to work, as they seem to be really well balanced, plus we are going down hill which always seems easier,  I'm sure is all in the mind!