Where does the time go?
One minute I'm telling you about a visit to the country and the next it's a week later, so I'd better get my finger out and show you my friends cottage as tomorrow I'm off to somewhere special and I'll have another story to tell...
Shirly has moved into a lovely little cottage in a village just outside of Thirsk and what a pretty village it is
when I got there the sun was shining so we sat on the bench in the front drinking tea and eating freshly bakes cheese scones,
inside the cottage there are rafters on the ceiling, and rosey curtains at the windows,
through to the kitchen where there was a bit of a "chicken" theme going on and Shirly told me that when I go next time there will be chickens in the garden and maybe a freshly laid egg or two for breakfast.
For lunch we had cheese toasties and a slice each of that victoria sponge that was as light as a feather.
Outside there was a large courtyard with some raised beds where Shirly is going to grow potatoes and carrots, "hello Miss Daisy", through the gate was a walled garden with an old stable that still had the hay rack high up on the wall, this will make an excellent home for all the garden tools
there's a border been dug and some plants put in, Shirly loves gardening and I'm sure before winter sets in the garden will be "all done"!!
From the street the cottage looks really small but you can see how far back it goes,
there's some lovely houses along the street so we walked over the green to take some photos.
This one has beautiful windows I've never seen them set like that before,
and they all had benches outside where you could sit and watch the world go by,
"Old Joiner's Workshop" I'd have loved a peak in there
I love the topiary in this garden how neat is that?
Just across from the cottage is the village church it will be lovely at Christmas to hear the bells pealing and carols being sung
oh to live in a village would be heaven especially one as pretty as this.
Tomorrow I'm off to Pickering for the 40's weekend, I've got the dress and the shoes just hope it doesn't rain!