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Thursday, 28 August 2014

A season sneaking in....


The season is on the turn, although I think that summer may be returning next week. I hope so, I'm not ready for autumn yet. When I walked over the field to the post office just now, the bushes were full of berries, and there are hazelnuts in the trees and oak apples too. 
Sorry for the blog break, I've been busy with work, and it has taken a long while to catch up after my holiday. Last weekend we had friends to stay, which was lovely, and we took full advantage of the sunny weather on Sunday, taking our new canoe down to the river.



Then it was the village horticultural show, which went ahead despite the rain.



These are not my prize winning vegetables (definitely not!), but I did get a first prize for some yellow damson jelly and a second for raspberry and redcurrant jam. 



I did not do any cookery competition classes this year, as I was baking for our friends, but there were some lovely entries to see in the marquee.



So, nearly time for a new term, eldest back to uni and youngest starting sixth form.



It always feels like a good time for a change in September. As a freelance, I have to make my own luck, so I'm trying to work out where I go next.



Wandering around the fields with flowers in my hair isn't going to get anything done, so I need to get my focus back.



I do have one lovely assignment for a national magazine lined up for early September, and the local magazine takes plenty of my time but still....



I feel like a new journey should begin....

18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing where your new journey will take you.

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  2. Life is always about the journey, not the destination!
    Jacqui x

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    1. That's true Jacqui. Worth remembering.

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  3. I love your painting
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you, it's a bit rough and ready. I like painting more and more though.

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  4. Although I'm also not ready for Autumn yet I do love the chance of colours so beautiful captured in this post. Have a lovely weekend, Anita xx

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  5. I love village shows and congrats on your prize winning jam. Best wishes for your new 'journey'. It's that September/new term effect again!

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    1. Yes it is. Whether or not I will actually do anything new I'm not sure!

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  6. All the best with whatever path you choose - life always turns up with something I think. Lovely photographs
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. Hi Jenny, yes,I think you're right. I hope so anyway!

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  7. I hope you find something wonderful to inspire your new beginning. I am doing the same down here and have spent the summer trying to get everything sorted so I can follow a new path from September. Love your painting.

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    1. HI Karen, I hope your new ventures and plans go well. Small steps is going to be my mantra. Thanks for your encouraging words about the painting. Much appreciated.

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  8. Being self employed, I also need to get my focus back! Looking forward to a new start too. Lovely pictures and congratulations on your success with your jams and jellies. They look picture perfect!

    Love Claire xx

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  9. That show looked great, I love the colours of autumn though I think we have summer returning this week! :) x

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    1. I think you might be right, I love an Indian summer!

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  10. Your pic are a delight, always a joy to visit you hx

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