We managed to get away to Herefordshire for a couple of nights last week although we had to come back early due to a family "crisis" so we didn't actually have chance to go out anywhere. So just a few photos from around the site and caravan.
D made me this hop kiln model which is rather sweet.
Herefordshire oak - perhaps the slightest hint of a change of colour in the leaves?
Hawthorn berries galore - last autumn we used to see redwings and fieldfares feasting on them.
The rose is still flowering.
Hollyhock about to flower.
View from the dining table in the kitchen - there are usually sheep in this field but now we have cows :) We heard a tawny owl or two hooting from that direction one night.
Cooking apples picked from the little apple tree. There were 42 - far more than last year. Two apple crumbles made and a Dorset Apple Cake. Next week I am making an Apple and Stilton Soup and B fancies making an apple pie.
I do hope we can go back to Herefordshire soon as the nightmare re: next door continues. I think by the time they have finished the demolition work only the exterior walls of the house and supporting walls will remain. The workmen seem to have no knowledge of the party wall agreement as late last week they took the roof and tiles off the rear extension and debris was raining down on our greenhouse roof. They are not supposed to do work like that until they have protected the greenhouse! We tried to tell them to stop but they just shrugged and carried on - one of them didn't seem to understand English. B rang the house owner and got nowhere just fobbed off as usual. I think we may have to contact the surveyor who drew up the Party Wall Agreement although it is supposed to be legally binding I don't think there is much you can actually do to enforce it. Everything seems geared to helping the person who is doing the building work.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.
Photos taken by me with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330 bridge camera (I don't particularly rate most of my photos but if anyone wishes to use one I would be grateful of an email first (thanks).