Saturday, 16 June 2018

My strawberry ruby red throughout, cold to the touch with sprinkles of light rain upon your surface.

 Eaten slowly with dark chocolate chip oat crackers = a winning combination :)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Friday photo challenge (2)

Jeepers! It's been a week already and here we are back for some more book themed photographs in keeping with the 'Booktopia' Instagram June challenge. I had to check the date twice there, it feels like a Wednesday to me - which means I missed writing up my 'love letter to a strawberry' post 2 days ago. Damn it, I'll do it for the weekend.

Anyway here we go:
Day 8 - Book with 'girl' in the title

Day 9 - A Classic 
(Good grief Homer is incredible - though I do prefer The Odyssey) 

 Day 10 - A male protagonist 

Day 11 - A book recommended to you.

(Recommended by my hubby and yep, I loved it.)

Day 12  - Your favourite series. 

Day 13 - a book tower!

Day 14 - A green book
The Well Tempered Garden bought second hand from a National Trust book shop but woah! it has a Great Dixter address label inside it and it's signed by the man himself (1978)!

* There it is creeping into the last photo - my gorgeous, triumphant double strawberry. I shall write my short love letter to it now and post it tomorrow. It had been the closest to any gardening done this week as we both have had a bloomin' awful cold and the allotment has felt like it may as well be atop a mountain; we just haven't been able to go. Hopefully that shall change soon.

Much love
Carrie xx

P.S. What are you reading at the moment??

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

in the garden

Behold!  This is gorgeousness - this is wonder - this is going to be eaten very soon 😋

 my triumphant double strawberry - the first berry of the season 

So since I last wrote I have been down and out with hayfever and the cold, the latter of which Andrew has now caught off me. Poor thing. But despite all that I have been busy and pushing myself to go outside a little everyday. I have a project - 'Clean the back garden'!

So it did look like this....
the 'before' photo of the clean up operation

And now with the help of Mamma G's power hose (so much fun!) I have all the patio done; but it just makes the gravel and the walls of the raised beds look so much worse. *rolls eyes* So no photos until I get that sorted out next. Then of course we still need garden furniture and a new climber in a sexy pot etc etc... One day we will be happy, that day will probably coincide with us putting the house up for sale for some such thing, haha.

Are these adore little nemesias laughing at me? - they look like they are in my mind. I feel like they were maybe featured in the Alice in Wonderland cartoon when I was little and they were laughing. I'm probably wrong - so much mucus on my brain.

Love and hugs

Oh, I am really going to push for a quick visit to the allotment tonight, keep your fingers crossed.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Friday photo challenge

This month I decided I really wanted to take more photos, but for someone who has scrambled egg for a brain that isn't just as easy as it sounds :) So, I looked up 'June photography challenges' in Instagram and found lots - this Booktopia one intrigued me so I am going for it.

And thus starts The Friday Photo Challenge series....

june book photo challenge  1 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 1 - A cook book
Nigel Slater is our favourite

june book photo challenge  2 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 2 - A pretty cover.
Oh I struggled with this one - I was in a gorgeous little bookshop and was totally overwhelmed, haha

june book photo challenge  3 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 3 - A red book
This book means so much to me, I adore it, a passage from it was used in our wedding order of service

june book photo challenge  4 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 4 - Book to Movie
Love, love, love this story and Jesscia Tandy

june book photo challenge  5 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 5 - Book spine poetry (*embarrassing*)

'Down under' the kraken wakes' 'the plague'
'Going solo', 'lucky Jim', 'the reluctant fundamentalist'
'eats, shoots and leaves' the restaurant at the end of the universe'
'And then there were none' 

june book photo challenge  6 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 6 - Female protanganist

june book photo challenge  7 - Carrie Gault 2018
Day 7 - One-word title

If you want to join in in any of these challenges I would be most interested in seeing your work. That's the best bit - seeing how others interpret the same prompt. Do let me know if you are on Instagram or if you do things like this for fun yourself.

Loads of weekend fuelled love