Saturday, 9 October 2010

October Afternoon

pale grey skies this morning, drifting quietly past  - and it had rained in the night but the forecast was for better - fortunately - as today we celbrated with a birthday tea. An incredibly  mild day - the still cloudy skies holding the warmth in. In the stillness we found ourselves driving into a golden day as we headed to our destination for Afternoon Tea. Misty; damp; hazy and quiet empty roads, and pale drifting sunlight as we wended our way across the island to Milntown - the sun brightening all the way so that we arrived in the most glorious sunshine. And though it is most definitely autumn - it was beautiful! The gardens of Milntown are a joy to see - so much still in bloom - yet that unmistakable scent of autumn in air - earthy, damp leaves, woodsmoke - whilst insects danced and flitted in the shafts of golden light from the suns rays.
There are fruits and blooms everywhere -colour abounds, russets, greens, golds, purples pinks anf blues whilst espaliered apples line the paths and windfalls scatter the orchard, - and in the potting shed the aroma of the harvested apples was so appetizing!! The garden produce is used in the cafe and restaurant kitchens and since it is all grown organically no wonder the food  tastes so good!

We had the most delicious afternoon tea to celebrate S's burthday with a real traditional feel to it - delightfully dainty sandwiches, luscious cakes - lemon drizzle, chocolatey slices, home made strawberry jam, cream filled scones! All served on a  3 tier cake stand with pretty china and pots of tea or coffee - lovely!! Delightful company of course made it a perfect afternoon! What more can one wish for at this time of the year.
Gura mie Ayd. J x

Friday, 8 October 2010

Crafty Corner

- - in the library - and what a busy lunchtime it was!! We had two tables of  busy bees today making card holders - - and to our great delight we had a couple of our lovely 6th form girls come along to help with the Year 7 pupils! It was a delight to have them there! We were so busy we had to turn a couple of little ones away as we had no more space round the table - and I do hate to turn anyone away :(
Hopefully it won't happen again as the Sixth formers are happy to take a table each.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Another Lesson - - -

- - -learned - dark mornings make it so hard to get up! I have decided as a mammal I am meant to hibernate through the winter months. As the days shorten I find it more and more difficult to get myself out of the cottage to go to work. I do it of course - - but oh how I wish I didn't have to!!


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