Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Soooo Delicious

Another week has gone by, no WWOOFing for a while but we will be starting at our next farm later today. It’s a farm near Dunfermline and will be our first farm in Scotland. Fingers crossed that it’s a good one!

After collecting Olivia from Oxford last Thursday having just arrived home form Argentina, we ate a fine cooked breakfast and left Bampton feeling like we were finally starting our proper journey north towards Scotland. We stopped to visit my Gran for a lovely lunch with my Mum and then continued to the Peak District for a long weekend with Owen, Liz and Anwen in their new home.

Three good days of satisfying hard labour followed, helping to transform their back garden - wrestling with stubborn bushes, shifting tons of gravel and green waste to the tip and building a raised bed for vegetable growing. The garden had pretty much doubled in size by the end of the weekend and we’re looking forward to seeing the end product after the new lawn is laid! We also found time to help them clear their front yard of years of accumulated junk and ‘fine’ woodwork inherited from the previous owners...

Of course we ate very well too, delicious meals and cakes, not to mention freshly baked scones for breakfast – we could get used to that. But most of all it was really great to see the Williams family looking so well and enjoying life in their new home!

On Monday we travelled further north to visit Laura’s aunt and uncle near Beverley, enjoying a walk in the sun on the Westwood followed by a relaxing afternoon, and in the evening we ate yet more delicious food – we were hoping to get fit this year but seem to be spending a lot of time eating rather too well!

Yesterday we did something I’ve wanted to do for ages and explored some of the Northumberland coastline. It really is beautiful up here and it seems rather overlooked, if you saw ‘Coast’ on BBC 2 on Monday night then I can assure you it really is that stunning, everyone should visit! We sat on the beach and ate a delicious smoked kipper bought from the smoke house at Craster then walked along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle. Later we walked along the huge white sandy beach and through the dunes near Bamburgh Castle enjoying the sunshine and watching the crazy Geordies going for a swim wearing only a pair of Speedos - crazy. We stayed the night with Amanda and Peter, family friend’s of Laura’s and yes, we ate even more delicious food.

Today after Breakfast in the garden we drove over the sea and explored Lindisfarne then ate delicious fish and chips on the beach at Eyemouth. Now we have arrived in Scotland… (Matt)

1 comment:

  1. Ahh! Love the photo of the three Milne-Day girls! Haven't seen that garden for AGES!
    The food all sounds amazing... maybe i should be a wwoofer!