Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Last Taste Of Summer.

It seemed like Autumn was in full swing at the end of last week, and I found myself making time to cut down branches and make kindling for our winter warmth. We even had our first fire of the year on Thursday, and by Friday afternoon I had ordered our annual half truck load of wood. As you can see, the wood store is looking pretty empty!

I was therefore over the moon when Saturday morning awoke, and it seemed we had been saved the full force Autumn, if only for a short period. Having walked the dogs, we decided to make the most of the sunshine, and spend some time in the garden. There was much to do, and when it came to harvesting we collected the most wonderful selection of tomatoes, chillis, courgettes and sweetcorn. The "Mr Stripey" tomatoes are my favourite, as you might have guessed by the new background to the blog header ^ up there.

Alfie has been on top form recently (apart from the minor issue of a cold and chest infection) and has taken a keen interest in learning how to disassemble Mercedes driveshafts. He's also had a lot of input into the tidying and reorganisation of the barn, which is now becoming a really fantastic usable space. After a hard days work, we always wind down with an hours play with his toys in his room. His two favourite activities are trying to shake the radiator off the wall, and climbing all over his motorbike. As you can see from the photo, I popped him in the seat so he could pretend to be Rossi for a few minutes. He looked such a natural sat on his little bike ... and then just like the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) this year he had a bit of a moment and ended up in the gravel trap.

Right, now Lemon Drizzle cake calls!

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