Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A bike ride...

Yesterday was warm and sunny so we got our bikes out and rode to the next village which is  a couple of miles away

We rode along the country lane and passed lots of "public footpath" signs at the edge of fields and there were lots of new hedges that had been planted since we last went.

we saw some chickens who quickly marched away when I got the camera out

and passed a couple of horses who were munching away on a bunch of carrots

we went round Farmer Brown's farm till we come to the village

How gorgeous is this house? If only I could win the lottery....

There are lots of little cottages all snuggled up and they have aubretia tumbling over the walls it all looks so pretty

and at the back of the cottages there's steps leading down to a little stream

just imagine a picnic on the lawn and paddling in your own stream, 

we rode up towards the church, mines the white bike (obviously!)

here it is looking pretty as a picture in the sunshine

last summer we saw a bride walking up here to the church where she'd just stepped out of a carriage drawn by two white horses, how romantic would that be

we took a little picnic in our backpacks and sipped some home made lemonade and in the distance we could hear all the mary lambs bleating

these 5 lambs kept following this mummy but I don't think they all belonged to her!!

"I'm so pretty"

"I'm all itchy"

"I'm watching ewe" lol

we headed back through the churchyard where the graves were dated from 1775,  I find something strangely comforting about chuchyards and love reading the headstones...do you think I'm morbid???

There was a whole family buried in here, can you imagine the cost of something like this nowadays

when we got home we had lamb chops and caeser salad with this yummy cheese and marmite bread, ( love it or hate it??)  then I realised what we'd done, sorry sheep.

Needless to say we both slept like a log!!

Love lucey xx


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous post - thanks so much for sharing.xx

Rachel M said...

Lovely spring post!

I like to do the grave yard snoop as well! lol :)


topchelseagirl said...

What a lovely trip. Gorgeous church and no you're not morbid, I love reading the stones too. Cute lambs.I like the sound of the picnic on the lawn and then a paddle in the stream.

melanie said...

A lovely post, I love your photos. xxx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Lovely post! It looks gorgeous. Me? I am addicted to marmite... I have reached the top level of marmitedom.. spreading it thicker and thicker! I love it! suzie xxx

crafty cat corner said...

Thanks for such an uplifting post.
I love the lambs and every year they make me feel guilty about eating meat and I waffle on to Mr.T that we should really try vegetarian meals more often, but then I go into the supermarket and just fancy a bit of pork or lamb, that's me, full of good intentions but getting no-where!
I love the spring, all that buds a-bursting and stuff but it's all over so quickly isn't it?


What a lovely day you had! I also have a strange fascination with old grave yards ,I find them very meloncoly but love the human history and some how find them comforting......!! marmite and cheese bread. yum yum..did you make it , or buy it,if so where i want some.? bestest wishes,Linda x

BERTIE x said...

What a lovely bike ride, so many things to stop and enjoy along the way. I love this time of year don't you?
Bertie x

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a lovely trip out you had!!! So pretty everywhere too!!!

karen said...

Thankyou for sharing that lovely day out!!!!That bread looks tasty!xxx

This and That Creations said...

I'm packing myself in the box to come for a visit..so wonderful and how nice for you to get out and into nature...does good for the soul, doesn't it?

Lori said...

Lucey, SO wonderful to meet you! Ahh the fabulous pictures! I long for the day to cross the ocean and come to your country! I intend on seeing Ireland in summer of 2011, then yours will be next! Unless I hit on a barrel of cash, I'll be there sooner!!! Adding your button to my sidebar! Lori

Kelly said...

Looks like such fun! I am a little unsteady on a bike I need a prsctice!!!

mad about bags said...

I'm really loving all these springtime posts at the moment, lots of people enjoying the weather and the countryside and its a real chance to see what different parts of the country are really like
i like graveyards but not marmite!!!!

maryannlucy said...

What a lovely day, and finished off with sshhhhh (lamb) and marmite bread - yummy x

Mary Poppins said...

Lovely post!

Popping on to say hello and thank you very much for your very special comment on my post, it meant alot to me and thank for the caring words. I am wanting to send you hugs too and know that I am thinking of you and the special people that you have loved and lost.

They shall al live on in our hearts....




magpie chic said...

What a terrific day out you had. Your photos are fantastic and so evocative of the English countryside. You must be a lovely Gran. Thanks for stopping by at my blog too. I have met so many lovely new friends through Happy;s blog. Love your yellow polka dots!