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sweet scents of childhood
in green lanes
Ronovan in the weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts: SWEET and SCENT
The photo is of Master R, taken in summer 2016 at Kingston Lacy, one of our favourite places for a day out.
One of my Welsh second cousins came to stay and I put some flowers in her bedroom:
Self sown Purple Loosestrife and Honeysuckle, grown from a cutting, in a small ceramic cube vase from Chive.
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden
The vase sits next to a little Cathedral Window patchwork sampler that I made about 30 years ago. If you want to know how it is done here is a You Tube tutorial.
The tablecloth is a charity shop find that I’ve had for about the same length of time.
I wanted to take my cousin on my favourite walk and as it was a glorious day we joined my daughter and her children. If you remember Little Miss M recently said that she wanted to walk 500 miles with me, we decided to make a start:
Little Miss M had brought along the walking stick she had made when I took the 3 of them to Kingston Lacy and they did a woodworking workshop there.
We contemplated the walk ahead.
We all set off singing the Proclaimers Song at the tops of our voices
Currently one of Little Miss M’s favourite songs.
A wonderful walk ….
stopping at St Catherine’s Chapel for a snack and to enjoy the view
and then walking across the top of the hill to look back at where we had come from
We walked back down to cafe near the beach for some lunch and then to the beach for some pebble decorating. After that, a bit more walking along the beach to a huge drainage pipe that the children love running up and down inside, splashing in the water and hearing the echo of their voices.
When we got back to the car, according to the App on my daughter’s phone we had walked 4.7 miles …….. it’s a start!
This little chap was made by my son-in-law.
I have recently returned for a week’s holiday in Solva, with my daughter A, M and their 3 children.
Wales is always wet and windy, but we did have a glorious time with masses of sunshine, days on the beach building sand dragons and rock-pooling, wild walks, meeting up with family and friends, and relaxing in the evenings with a glass of wine – and seaweed.
A Wild Food Foraging walk with Julia of Wild About Pembrokeshire, gave us the information that all seaweed in the UK is edible, so long as it is still growing on the rocks. So I gathered some, washed it and marinated it in SoySauce, piri piri, black pepper and lime juice, garnished with edible honeysuckle florets.
The seaweed was crunchy and delicious to nibble with a glass of Pinot Grigio or a tasty Malbec. Go on try some!
This photo is of the first (and only) Geocache we found. I find the idea of Geocaching exciting and so do the grandchildren. I need an iPhone to do it – but – I am taking a veeeerrrrrryyyyyy long time to get one – so many decisions to make. I’m not good at decisions.
However I’m glad to have at least one find to fulfil this week’s Photo Challenge on Lewesdon Hill in Dorset, with the help of my daughter’s phone. We left a Love Rock in it and added our names and date we found it.
My whole house is my studio
Every room a cache
The dining room – full of beach clean finds
The bedroom – yarny stash
My kitchen has experiments
From mould growth to tea bags drying
The spare room houses WIPs and HOTHs
And other things I trying
Obsessions and excitement
Fills every single day
The internet is full of stuff
With which I want to play
Try out this, try out that
and sometimes get things done
But mostly I’m deep in happy-land
Being messy – having fun
The inspiration for this little ditty came when my friend sent me a poem by Dr John Cooper Clarke (see below) as she said it reminded her of me, it prompted me to write the one above
ARTS N’ CRAFTS
Out of bed into the Shed
To paint the wooden roses red
To ride a rocking quadruped
With a big idea in your head
Form and function in a line
The rudiments of good design
From the oaken leg to the fine wine
To table tops of melamine
There’s nothing that you couldn’t make
No effect you couldn’t fake
A pebble sprayed with metal flake
Would make a precious paperweight
Teddy bears to stuff with stuff
Like nylon mink from a lady’s muff
Cotton balls and a powder puff
Pom poms and pocket fluff
Stainless steel and a rock hard aura
The marble glance of a lost explorer
A heavy heart for the love of Nora
Chains of flowers on a draped amphora
Time time time to slay
Each crowded hour of every day
Where indolence is kept at bay
In an arty-crafy kinda way
poem by Dr. John Cooper Clarke
My entry is a little late this week – trouble with internet connection – soooo frustrating!
Joining in with the Daily Post: HIDDEN
Feel free to join in with the Photo Challenge Cathy and I have put together, by leaving a link in the Comments – we’d love to see your Cache’s.