A lovely walk with a friend and her smiley baby, past the meadow and along the canal
The whole meadow is yellow with buttercups, people who have moved away apparently come back to take photos every year
One of my favourite parts of walking along stretches of canals is peeking into others’ spaces as you stroll past narrow-boats and the ends of gardens
This end of garden canal view studio looked perfect; paintings on the walls, jars of paint brushes and an easel set up in the light and airy room. I turned a shade of green wanting to possess this space
For me a table with a gin and tonic and a good book next to the lawn chair would make it a perfect spot
Commute to work by boat?
The last thing (or perhaps the very thing?!?) you need after a 5 mile walk is to come across The Candyboat! Naughty but very, very nice. Sweet jars filled to the brim with goodies on a narrow-boat which travels the country’s canal system.
Geocaching is nerdy but great fun! I always fancied trying to be a spy and this fulfills the secret mission and trying not to look furtive elements while you’re scrabbling about looking for the cache. Admittedly it didn’t work well in London the other week; a tour bus ticket seller sidled up to me and said “It’s here, I’ve stood here for years and see you people all the time. You’re right next to it.” Ooops! So maybe I’m just too rubbish to be recruited by MI5 then?
It was the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Triathlon weekend at Blenheim Palace and my role was enthusiastic supporter of some competitors, and baker for an afternoon tea celebration – great fun in other words
Spotted. This photo sort of fulfills the remit of a ‘mostly crochet’ craft blog (ish)
The transition area
Mmmm there were many nice views like this
We all had a lunchtime picnic overlooking the start of the swim section. You can really work up an appetite watching, and of course the cheering really takes it out of you.
Home to sit in the garden with cups of tea and many goodies including my morning baking – cheese scones and a coffee & walnut cake