Wednesday, 8 July 2009

A week off work ......

...... and I’m having a lovely time so far, even though it’s rained mostly: it’s simply great to have a break from the daily grind!!

I have finished some sewing, but I’m afraid I’m unable to show it yet as it’s a pressie for ....... oops, nearly let the cat out of the bag then!!! Will show it once it’s in the hands of Madam X.

Today I went to a lavender farm at Snowshill near Broadway in the beautiful Cotswolds. If you shut your eyes, take in the scent of the lavender and ignore the rain, you could almost believe you were in Provence in the South of France – I love to see a mass of lavender together and also love to have it hanging up drying in the house. There’s a nice little gift shop there where you can buy cut lavender (you’re not allowed to cut your own, which is a shame I think) and lots of lavender gifts.

Then we stopped off at the village pub for lunch .... as you do!! It’s not my fault if everything is served with chips is it??!! This is the village:

... it’s a proper ‘chocolate box’ English village, where the houses are all made from Cotswold stone – so attractive, although I don't think my photographs do it proper justice - it's very popular with tourists!

Tomorrow I’m off again for the day with a friend (don't know where yet, but will no doubt include chips somewhere along the way!!), and then I’m determined to get some more sewing in before I’m back at work next week!

Bye for now


Deb said...

How lovely Julia that you are able to get some time off work whilst the weather is good. I am like you and love the lavender fields, they look absolutely gorgeous. I have a friend who went to the south of France and sent me a lavender bag which was so sweet but customs clamped down on it coming into the country. Ridiculous isn't it.
Hey enjoy those chips... there is no way you can be expected to have a pub lunch without chips. YUM

Diane said...

I love Lavender - one of my favorite things. I dont have chips very often now, but when I do - i'm in heaven!!

Barbara said...

Looks like you have been to Snowshill Lavender. We wne there when last holidaying near Broadway. Bought about 5 new Lavender plants to add to my collection. which are looking beautiful 2 years on.

You look to be a very clever quilter.

Nice to meet another English blogger by the way.