Saturday 11 May 2013

Thinking of Summer

I rather like a wet Saturday afternoon if I'm honest. I was out this morning on my bike and got completely soaked but I really enjoyed myself, glad to be home now, warm and dry and listening to the radio.

After our beautiful Bank Holiday my mind's really turned around to thinking of summer at last and on this wet afternoon with cycling on the telly to watch, I'll be day dreaming about our plans for the season ahead.

We've planned a couple of jaunts in our little caravan. For Whit Weekend (the start of summer I always think) we're heading up to the glorious Yorkshire Dales to a lovely farm campsite near Harrogate. Next summer the Tour de France departs from Yorkshire and there's a second stage too so we're doing a bit of a campsite recce ahead of time. 
And later we're dragging the van all the way down to Cornwall for the first time to a lovely site close to the beach on the North Coast. I'm beyond excited!

Really can't wait to get out of the road again, hope the weather sorts itself out by then. Do you like my new mugs? I think my favourite part of any of our caravan trips is that first cup of coffee in the morning, either tucked up in my cosy bed or sat in the field enjoying a sunny early morning. Couldn't resist these little pot-bellied enamelled mugs, I'll enjoy my early morning coffee even more I think.

I've had a couple of other summery treats too. My long search for the ideal Breton top is over at last! Thanks to a voucher and a bit of a sale this Boden number has come my way and is just the job. And some new reading material too. I love Monty's French Garden's series so I'm looking forward to reading his travelogue; a perfect summer read.
My garden still looks very spring like and the colours have done a fabulous job of lifting me out of  my winter stupor.
I've got tons of seedlings maturing too; nasturtium, Amii Magus, cosmos, sweet peas, fennel, verbena bonariensis. Summer is going to be pretty colourful too I hope.
But its too wet for gardening now so I might just have to have a sneaky read I think x


bellaboo said...

Those mugs are gorgeous I love the shape.Things always taste better out of a favourite mug.
Looks like you've got lots to look forward to.I do hope we're in for a good's about time!

Bellaboo X

haggiz said...

Love your mugs! Your bulbs are beautiful, my tulips were nearly all blind this year, but like you, am looking forward to the summer flowers. Julie x

my4lilgirls said...

Love your garden, its always a treat to pop in & see your photos.
Hope you get the perfect weather for your caravan trip :)
Karen x

Mum said...

Your pictures look really summery and I love your red mugs.
Love from Mum

Antonia said...

Yay! Another lovely post :-) am going to plant tulips for next year they look so vibrant don't they!

Unknown said...

I'm with you on the bike ride and the too it's been a wet and rather cold weekend. Lovely mugs and a stunning top from Boden.

Unknown said...

Where in Cornwall? Can I recommend a fab site? Treyarnon Bay. Beautiful beaches, coastal walks and not far from the beautiful Padstow. I used to go when I was younger with my youth club and camp in the statics but now I'm lucky enough to live about 40 mins away and we have beautiful days out there. Touring field and YHA all near the beach. Small campsite shop but plenty in nearby St Meryn including a great fish and chip shop.(who can resist?) if you haven't booked anything, take a google at it. Enjoy. X

Sian said...

Your mugs are gorgeous - they're sure to cheer up every morning when you're off camping. Hope the good weather arrives long before then though!

Love your tulips as well - hoping the Couleur Cardinal ones smell delicious!

Curlew Country said...

Great minds think alike Wendy! We know Treyarnon Bay well and the site we're staying at is at Mawgan Porth, just off the beach. We like a quiet site and anywhere with chickens is a hit with us. Love your fantastic headland, Trevone is possibly our favourite beach (along with Trebarwith Strand up he coast). How wonderful to live there! One day, one day ....

Unknown said...

i love reading your blog.