Saturday, June 18, 2011

It is officially summer!

Yesterday I went on a school trip to the beach, By some minor miracle, given that the forecast had been heavy rain and strong winds all week, it didn't rain until we were all safely back at school.

Today, we went strawberry picking, look at that sky, so close to clear blue skies....honestly..

For about a month of the year, we spend a lot of time (and money) here; field upon field of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and even brambles. I've always been slightly confused as to why anyone would ever pay for brambles but it would seem that some people are incapable of finding them in hedgerows.

When we walked into the shop to pick up our punnets, the lady noticed Lou's name on her tennis t-shirt and asked her if she was called Lucy, Lou looked at the woman like maybe she was a mind reader and said yes so the lady led us to a field of new strawberries, called Lucy...

They were the biggest, sweetest strawberries I have ever seen. It took us less than 15 mins to pick 10lb of fruit!!

1 comment:

carrad said...

That pic of Lou is so sweet (just like the strawberries!). I've been making redcurrant jelly today with our own redcurrants. Yummy. xxx