Saturday, 6 September 2014

Restoring Order

It really has felt rather nice to get back into the swing of things over the past week. The boys have been really keen to see their friends some more and for us that back to school feeling has prompted sorting, tidying and planning on a major scale. I quite like it.

The final week of the holidays was wonderful and we spent it walking with friends in the woods, cooking up some autumnal dishes for the freezer and planning for some big occasions on their way over the next few weeks.

All this glorious late summer weather, there is apparently about, is giving the Moorlands a pretty wide berth. Here its muggy and very grey, has been for days, and I'm craving either a last blaze of glory or a good old downpour or two to keep the garden fresh. So we might go off for a look at the sea tomorrow and chase the sun while we've still got the chance.

Have a smashing weekend. xx

17 comments:

Louise said...

Lovely photos :) Hope you've had a good trip to the see the sea - and found some sunshine. I'm a bit fed up of all this grey we're having, rubbish light for my photography!

Leanne Paxton said...

Sounds lovely. We have had misty, murky starts and lovely sunny afternoons. The light and colour of West Cornwall has never been so beautiful. I love your posies. Are they from your garden?
Leanne xx

SandyShoes Cornwall said...

I agree with Leanne, the colours of your flowers are a real 'wow'. I can't decide which I like best in fact, spring yellow and blues or later summer hot reds, burnt orange and purples.

I've very jealous of your lovely eiderdown, I would love to own one along with a wood burner to help turn autumn and winter into a cosy season. For now I'll just have to live vicariously! Antonia x

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

What lovely photographs and it can only be in England.
I'll send you some sunshine from Brittany.
Hope it arrives for you today.

Diane.

Alison said...

Lovely dahlias, Steph. I too have eiderdown envy... BTW heard from a friend that there are heaps of blackberries on Hen Cloud so take a bag if you go! Xx

Gillian said...

Your photos are lovely, they make me want to move to the country and bake pies. I could bake a pie today, but, you know, it's not the same. ;-)
The return to order has been welcome here, too. We all need a bit of routine in our lives. x

Curlew Country said...

Oh Blimey I love a pie! Only ever get around to making savoury ones at Christmas -maybe I should try a blackberry one? Thanks for popping by xxx

Curlew Country said...

Thanks Louise. Crosby was fabulous on Sunday, a glittering day. Hope it perked up for you too xx

Curlew Country said...

Ooh I'm very tempted to go look now! Thanks for th lovely comment, the eiderdown was. Total bargain on Leek Collectors Market a few years ago. £12 and its pristine! Love the collectors market! Have a lovely week xxx

Curlew Country said...

Oh thanks Diane -you did th trick. Sunday was glorious and looks like it will be beautiful all week. Thank you :) xxx

Curlew Country said...

Oh thanks :) late summer & autumn are my favourite I think but love spring flowers too, bought narcissi, iris and crocus bulbs today. I was like a kid in a sweet shop in Wilko :) thanks for your lovely comments. Have a smashing week xx

Curlew Country said...

Oh Leanne I have massive Cornish pining going on this week. Loving all your pics so much. Yes the flowers in my posies are all from my little garden. I've got just enough to snip a very favourites every week. Wilko dahlia tubers are my best find this year -a quid each and flower just as well as Sarah Raven ones.

Most of the annual stuff is in pots because my borders are tiny and jammed with spring/ mid season stuff. I think I need a revamp soon!

Have a lovely week xxx

thehouseatnabend said...

Your home looks so autumnal and cosy - really lovely!

Mama Macfennell said...

What super colours in your lovely photos and I am very very jealous of your quilt! Helen

Bodkin said...

How lovely simple things are to treasure, lovely blog from hesta


Leanne Paxton said...

I alwaud have lots of success with poundland bulbs. Not sure where my nearest wilko is. But I went to one in Bristol and got totally over excited!

Curlew Country said...

Oh I must try those then. I bloomin love Wilko! It's just how Woolies used to be! The gardening section is ace! X