Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Glorious Sunday

It must be warm the tortoise has woken from her hibernation much to Lily's delight.

After spending Saturday food shopping and more importantly at a jumble sale, we thought we'd make the most of the sunshine and go for a picnic on the moors just up the road from where we live. But first I put the washing on the line my haul from the jumble sale, I'm loving those candy stripes. I often wonder what my neighbour must think about my washing!

Look at that sky who'd believe that last week it was cold and rainy and it's only the second week of March.

First we go up the lane.

And past the calves, the mud in there is evidence of the weather we have had recently.

And oh dear, slightly muddy here too, on the bridlepath, who forgot the wellies, oops!

Never mind the mud there were beautiful primroses, brightening up the hedges.

Getting drier underfoot now, I love this pathway it looks so pretty in the sunlight.

And here's the gateway to the moors.

Which are bursting with colour thanks to the masses of gorse in full bloom.

And here's our destination a granite boulder about 8ft high and carved in 1810 to celebrate the golden jubilee of King George III.

If you stand on top you get this fantastic view and it was here that we saw the solar eclipse in 1999.

Now the important bit, for Lily, sitting under the rock for a picnic lunch!

And then onwards across the moor to home, didn't quite fancy going through the mud again! The two Tor's that can just be seen in the distance are Roughtor and Brown Willy.

And home again to sun dried washing. Did I mention I only paid 30p for 8 pillowcases and 20p for a perfect embroidered tablecloth :)

It's still a bit nippy in the evening though so I still have to light the fire!

I have been given some awards, which I will post about next time as at the moment the internet keeps going down every 10 minutes - so annoying!!


LittleGem said...

Very jealous of your bargain pillowcases Bliss, so pretty! Will they be used as pillowcases or something more crafty? Looks like you had a lovely walk and picnic too xx

bekimarie said...

Lovely photos and how lucky are you with the pillowcases and especially the candy stripe. I've been trying for so long to get some and never been lucky enough to find any.

Take care
Beki xxx

vintage girl said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! You are lucky finding such wonderful bargains! Lisaxx

Flossie and Tom said...

It looks wonderful - Can I come on the next picnic?

Great jumble sale buys


LissyLou said...

What a lovely area!!
Love the tortoise, i've always wanted one, maybe one day. x

thriftymrs said...

Wow great bargain pillowcase, lust worth. Looks like a nice walk. :)

Kitty said...

Fab photos, and congratulations on your jumble! Brilliant bargains. I love pillowcases, don't you? Just enough fabric with which to 'play' without getting bored with it!


Pixiedust said...

Looks like you had a wonderfull walk, what a lovely place.

The pillowcases are gorgeous, I'm very envious, especially at that price, what a bargain. xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely,lovely photos, what a great walk. We used to have those candy striped pillowcases and sheets when I was little, they are so pretty.
Twiggy x

Hollypop's said...

Looks like a lovely walk and a yummy picnic at the end too.
Some great bargains. I love those stripey sheets and pillowcases.
Take care.

Shabby Chick said...

What a beautiful fireplace you have, I love it. Your bargains are amazing! I would have to have snapped up the tablecloth for sure. The walk looks great too, my girls love picnics as well... at the moment eating in the garden at a little table is exciting enough for them!!!

Mel xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

The weather has been lovely hasn't it? Perfect for picnics!

Gingerbread said...

A lovely post I am feeling full of spring myself now, thanks for sharing the pictures. What a find those bargains, you lucky thing. enjoy the weekend. best wishes Julie.C

Anonymous said...

Looks as if your tortoise should have a word with ours, who woke up at the beginning of January having hibernated at beginning of September.

Elaine said...

Love your pillowcases (how I need candy striped pillowcases!!) Bargain!!!
Thanks for sharing your picnic too.
Love and blessings

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Such a lovely post!
I too can`t wait to go to picnics with my little ones...
I shown the photo of the tortoise to my 3 treasures... and they said:-Can we have one too! Lol
Debbie Moss