Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hello!

 
 
We're back, after a most relaxing, enjoyable holiday. It was perfect. I've absolutely fell in love with North Yorkshire, wish I'd gone years ago. I've taken hundreds of photos...so that's Brighton, and Yorkshire to sort now!
 
I'm back to a garden that's full of produce, but also starting to 'go over'. Autumn feels very close. Chutneys are on the agenda this week. It's our last full week together, before we start to get back into school mode. I'm going to make the most of this next ten days with my girls.
 
We've put the sofa into the garden studio, so I can create a bit, and snooze a bit too. I've tried to do a bit of sewing on my small blue Formica table but it just feels too restricting, so it's a trip to IKEA I think, for a larger trestle table. And from my vantage point, sat on that comfy sofa, I'll be needing a bird table. I image many an hour will be spent birdwatching!
 
Fingers crossed I will get my act together, I've so much to show you. Thank you all for your comments, I had no access to my blog whilst I was away, so I've only just read through them. Yes, four had fun in Yorkshire!
 
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
Minnie's glad we're back, she's surveyed her patch, had a good sniff at who's been trespassing, and then slept all afternoon! :) xxx

 

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Lots of goodies in the garden to look forward to too
    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. Yes, but think I need to plan the bed better next year! :) xxx

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  2. Your studio is so lovely! And Yorkshire is one of my favourite places to visit, looking forward to seeing your photos :)
    Zoe | floral and feather

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    1. Oh Zoe, is stunning...coast and moors! :) xxx

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  3. Lovely images dear Amanda, is that your beautiful fireplace? I love the sofa in the studio and the view you have. IKEA is one of my favourite places, hope you find a nice table. Gorgeous picture of Minnie, glad you had a lovely holiday, enjoy the time with your girls and making use of that wonderful produce.
    Happy week!
    xoxoxo ♥

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    1. Thank you Dianne, the sofa in the studio was a must...I always need a comfortable spot to sit! :) xxx

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  4. Sounds like lots to look forward to, I love your garden xx

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, got plans for improvements next year! :) xxx

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  5. Glad you had a wonderful time in Yorkshire, it's a very beautiful part of the world. The garden always goes a bit mad when you're away at this time of year I find, it's hard to keep up with all of the produce. I shall look forward to seeing your larger table, it looks like such a lovely place to create (and to watch birds). Wishing you a good week. CJ xx

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    1. Far too much has gone to seed, so I definately need to be planting less, but more often. Bit of a learning curve for me! :) xxx

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  6. good to see the garden produce is coming along so well tomatoes look delicious. The holiday was a big success and think the weather was not too bad for you all.
    Have a good visit to Ikea. I went last week and only spent £3 just love to browse and get ideas

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    1. The tomatoes are just turning...need a few more sunny days! Well done on your IKEA visit too! :) xxx

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  7. Brighton and N. Yorks, where I live. My two favourite places. Can't wait to see the photos!
    Jacqui x

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    1. Thanks Jacqui, I've not been in the right frame of mind to edit the photos this week but hopefully next week I will feel better :) xxx

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  8. Good to hear you had a great holiday in Yorkshire :-) Happy picking and sorting out your garden and vegetables. dee x

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  9. Hi, Welcome back!, glad you had a nice time on your travels. I can't believe it's just over a week left. Love you garden studio and the veggies.
    Enjoy your last bit of summer time fun!x

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    1. It's flown by hasn't it...I'm on labelling uniform duty, yuk! ;) xxx

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  10. Glad you had a good time away, it is starting to feel a bit autumny :(
    Jillxo

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    1. Very much so, especially today, grey and wet...but think of those colours! ;) xxx

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  11. Your Summerhouse sounds amazing, a bird table would be great :-) x

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    1. Think I might get one this week...get the birds used to it before winter! :) xxx

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  12. Hello Amanda. Welcome back. Always nice with a break but there is no place like home. I have not managed to publish a single blog post yet, just catching up with home and garden. But it will come. School started today and in a finger snap we are all back into routine. ENjoy your treasured studio. I have crazy studio envy... :)
    Xxx
    Annette

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    1. I'm very neglectful of my blog at the moment...the school holidays have taken over, but as it should be I guess! ;) xxx

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  13. Glad you had fun In Yorkshire. Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays! Sarah x

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  14. im back and had to stop by to say hello and i missed you x

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    1. Oh Janey G, I've missed you too! Hope everything has settled now, will pop over to see you :) xxx

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  15. Hi Amanda, can't wait to see your photos, school went back here last week but we went to Yorkshire too for the last few days and visited Harrogate and the Dales. Hx

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  16. I missed you going because I too was offline, but it's lovely to find you back. And North Yorkshire, we love it too!

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  17. Sounds as though you had a great time - so glad for you!!! Hope that you are enjoying the chutney making! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, will report on progress soon! :) xxx

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