Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Summer album

Well Little Sister has been off school for a fortnight and it's been a fortnight of contrasts and choices.



Countryside



and seaside.



Sailing boats



and pirate ships



Blue skies




and rainy days



Lavender in my garden



and in sachets



Uncooked cake mixture



and vanilla and chocolate



Red



and blue



Some choices have been harder than others!



Days by the sea



and days at home. A time to catch up on old films, watching "Rebecca" late at night with Big Sister and "Wuthering Heights" on a grey afternoon.



An evening of sheer terror and suspense and an afternoon of girls crying inconsolably, eating cake and popcorn, cuddling and ultimately laughing. Dreams of Cornwall and the Yorkshire Moors. Good times.

38 comments:

Kitschen Pink said...

All sounds wonderful! Even the rainy day looks pretty! t.x

LOUISE said...

Some lovely images Kim. I especially like the flower and reflection in the puddle. Marble cake, now that's something I haven't seen for a good few years, it looks very morish indeed. No difficult choice for me to make with Tunnocks, I will choose the milk chocolate every time! x

kristina said...

Looks like the most perfect summer! And it wouldn't be a proper British summer without a few rainy days. K x

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Your pictures are beautiful, Kim. However, as a true foodie, it was the chocolate that caught my eye. On vacation we found a chocolate shop that had the Tunnocks caramel which I ate after gobbling down a Yorkie. And it is NOT just for boys!

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi Kim,I love visiting your blog, it's so optimistic,you'll win my heart everytime with the Tunnocks pics,I can enjoy them without the calorific damage that comes with such delights.Thanks for coming to say hi and good luck with next weeks camping trip,Anniex

Vintage Amethyst said...

Lovely. Rainy summer days are perfect for snuggling up on the sofa with a good old black and white film.
love Alison x

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

What a wonderful mix! I love the photos by the sea, especially the 1st one :o)

Here's to more day's filled with contrast!

Amanda said...

Oh how wonderful :o) Glad you're all enjoying the holidays together!

Heidi said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful summer holiday so far Kim! I love the part about watching the old black and white movies. :) Good thing there are some of those rainy days in there for times of hanging on the couch wathcing them.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Simone said...

You have had some splendid 'contrasts and choices'!

Garden Girl said...

Idyllic. And tunnocks wafers as well. What bliss.
Beautiful photos Kim, postcard perfect!x

Cowboys and Custard said...

That's it .. I am packing my bags this minute and heading your way... I can't resist Tunnocks in any shape or form or flavour!

Beautiful snapshot memories Kim..

D XX

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Lovely post, it is really sweet!
All the contrasts were so well thought of...
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx

Sal said...

Wonderful post Kim! I could eat those Tunnocks for every meal ;-)

silverpebble said...

Magic - what a fab post, I really enjoyed it. I love Hitchcock's Rebecca - so sinister! Beautiful pictures of the sea and sky.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Kim! It all sounds so heavenly!!! Especially the movies. Sigh. Or the chocolate. Wait..the sea. Well...all of it!!!

OhSoVintage said...

What a brilliant post, Kim, and a perfect summer holiday. Lovely photos as always. Life sounds great in your household!
I have rectified the video clip on my blog, thanks for letting me know it didn't work.
Ruth

Isobel said...

Hi Kim,
What sweet images. I loved the cake and the lavender saches. But the cake... hummm. :)
x

April said...

sounds completely idyllic

April xx

Suzie Sews said...

some beautiful images and I especially love the way its similar to our summer here too...ahhh memories are made of this...

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Beautiful photos..:)

Tracy said...

Ah, heavenly...just the right mix of everything...So glad it's been happy days! ((HUGS))

mountainear said...

Oh, I'd love to come and live at your house! sounds fantastic whatever the weather. A milk chocolate biscuit for me please....

Katherines Dream said...

Well what can I say...I am in a dream now...love all the pictures.
Carol xx

Alison Boon said...

The pace sounds perfect. Wishing you some sunshine to go with it all.

Lucy @ Attic24 said...

Oh my what stunning photographs, a lovely summer indeed by the looks of it.
Thanks for sharing such gorgeousness with us.
xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Glad you're making the most of the summer with your girls, Kim.

Love the blue skies best!
Niki

Jennie said...

Such gorgeous pictures and looks like such a wonderful time!!!

meggie said...

What lovely images you present, both literally, & figuratively.

Katherines Dream said...

Me again Kim,
I am going to be looking at a few cottages in Sussex next week....need to be sure that I am in the right part of Sussex...one is in Peasmarsh and two in Battle...do you have any suggestions of where to relocate my cottage? needs to be in part that would be of interest to holiday-makers!
Carol x

Shirl said...

Beautiful photos and it's a Tunnocks dark for me, every time ... :0)

a home far away said...

Sounds like a wonderful fortnight:-
Great lovely photos:_

Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

Sea Angels said...

You should work for the tourist board Kim, the photo's of your holiday are so lovely.I love your posts.
Hugs Lynn xx

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful post Kim!

Gina said...

That looks and sounds blissful - just what summer should be. I want to watch Rebecca again now!

Kristy said...

Dark chocolate Tunnocks!! I must have some.

Margaret Cloud said...

What a yummy blog and the lavender flowers are so pretty, stopping by to say Hi.

Tracey said...

A wonderfull blog Thankyou, i grew up in Littlehampton,west sussex. the sea picture reminds me of the beach there.