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“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace

This year is going so fast. Is it just me or does everyone else feel it too? I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through it already, but it’s true. Scary. The last post I wrote was about Lands End at the end of May and our trip to Cornwall. A few days after that we jetted off up to the Lake District for another Wedding…

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There was barely a moment to spare for any kind of exploring due to the journey taking eight hours or so, but our hotel was right on Lake Windermere so I was able to get a few decent shots – the area is beautiful and such a change from the ‘Flatness’ of the South of England!

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And then of course there was the Wedding…which was Stunning!

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And of course, because we are Wedding Photographers and we weren’t there to Photograph the Wedding (yay!), we enjoyed the Photobooth – had to really!


We had some issues before we went, with Maisy trying to dig her way out of the hallway. She was pretty good too and had lifted a lot of the carpet, chewing it into little pieces at the same time. So we made the executive decision to get ourselves some tiling done, and the results were amazing actually…

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I suppose in a way, my iPhone is becoming more and more the camera that I rely on. Not for the official stuff or the adventures and walks, but for everyday bits and pieces. I thought I would mind, but actually I don’t! The garden is blooming and considering this time last year it was this…

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It now looks like this…

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A garden, however small, is still a bit of work and we didn’t quite realise we would be so specific about getting the weeds up, trimming the edges and watching everything grow. But it’s amazing, and the runner beans should be ready very soon! We’ve had lazy days, evenings with the Chiminea lit, visits with Grandad who is still in Hospital, shots that have been photobombed by Maisy and of course, the old faithful ‘home’ sunsets that I miss but still grab here and there…

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― Allen Saunders

It has been a while since I posted – I’ve been taking photos but they’ve been mostly shared on Facebook (or not at all!) So here’s a bit of a roundup of the latest bits and pieces that I’ve taken… Last week we did some final planting in the garden, setting up our Clematis to grow up the fence and putting some runner beans in to see what would happen. So far we don’t have a beanstalk. I was sort of hoping for one when I came downstairs the day after soaking them in a bowl of cold water overnight, but sadly nothing happened.

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Maisy, our little bundle of loveable fluff and sunshine and all things cute and perfect decided that it would be a great idea to rip up the hallway carpet. Now, I’m mostly frustrated because she’s been so good for so long and I just don’t understand it – there’s no pattern to it at all. But it did mean that our weekend was spent looking at alternative flooring options as the hallway/kitchen is the place we leave her when she’s home alone. Queue the tilers who will be coming this week to give us a quote. No doubt the dog will surpass herself and succeed in ripping up tiles too… She was, earlier this week, dubbed ‘Hairy Potter’ by a friend on facebook when I posted her below the stairs hidey-hole…


We’ve been exploring the park somewhat, it’s growing up fast and it’s still every so quiet. We’ve walked around it in the evenings and met barely one or two other people when we do. The site is growing but the usage is not – it’s a good thing.


So it was the perect place for us to do some agility training. Maisy is now old enough to do some jumping as technically she’s all growed up now and at eighteen months her hips will allow her to bound about a bit more. We started off small and raided Argos for some children’s play equipment…


We started in the garden and Maisy did manage to jump the hoop a few times and almost enjoyed running through the tunnel after tennis balls and Schmackos. But she could not get the hang of weaving the cones…



What else has happened since I last posted? Well we’ve had BBQ’s and I’ve tested out some cake recipes without much of the naughty stuff in them – there’s banana loaf and oat cookies wafting through the kitchen right now and the BBQ has been used most evenings in the sunshine and has been very welcome.

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Yesterday we hit the Sparsholt Countryside show (which inspired the agility with Maisy) as we watched Gundogs and Sheepdogs hard at work. Of course -we- know Maisy is never going to be hard at work and instead of rounding up dogs she’d probably pluck their feathers off in one big swoop but it’ll be fun to try her brain out on some activities. Look at these proper working doggies…

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