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10/08/2021

In which we walk, talk and scoff scones.

I've taken a few days off to coincide with Himself with the plan to sleep and walk and breathe. As much as I love my job - I am tired and after working (physically working) since January - I felt it was time for a break. We've spent time tending to our own sorely neglected garden - a space which is precious to us however we've let slide. 

Today we cut ourselves some slack and went for a walk with a dear friend who guided us around some of his lovely stomping ground. 

The clouds although large and heavy just drifted overhead making for dramatic views and moments of pure brilliant sunshine making us throw off our fleeces and don hats. We even had our shadows walking with us. 

Hints of autumnal colour are definitely obvious despite my deliberate act of rebellion of 'Bring back Summer' - hey ho. We walked, we talked, Moss swam and ran and ran and ran - happy dog indeed.
Then as we returned to the village we'd started our walk, we took a small deviation and stopped at a canal side café, ordered tea and fruit scones. 

 A wonderful walk - simple pleasures (and scones!) then back home to work in our little piece of (overgrown) Eden!

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely walk and well deserved break … scones are always a real treat too 😃

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    1. It was a lovely walk and the scones just were 'the icing on top' :D

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  2. Good to see someone else's walks, a nice change for you

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    1. It is - our friend is a walking story book of history and folklore for the area as well as living there for 80 of his 82 years so he knows everyone and everything. It was most enjoyable.

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  3. I'm liking those bricks...you know me and my faces! Arilx

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    1. Funnily enough - it was you I was thinking of when I took those photos! They were in a rather dark little ginnel between houses and I had to take their photo!

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  4. What a beautiful walk and every walk needs a tea shop.

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    1. It was a lovely walk - and yes all walks should finish at a tea shop!

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  5. Nice to hear you are having a small break & what a lovely walk, with tea & scones thrown in too. Hope you enjoy working on your own garden for a bit. Take care & hugs.

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    1. The garden will take a bit or reclaiming - I have decided that a semi-feral garden is not for me although that is what I was aiming for ... live and learn, live and learn!!

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  6. Toasted tea cakes that is what this captivating post brings to mind! I know Kate... I have strange thoughts at times. All the same the scones are delicious too. Most definitely it would make my day if there were a nice tea shop at the end of it. Tea taste different at home in the UK. enjoy your rest Amanda x

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    1. Ooh not had a toasted tea cake in aaaaages - hot with melting butter mmmmmmmmm

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    2. Don't please don't! You describe it far too well LOL! A x

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  7. I think I recognise the water! I must persuade Beloved to re-walk around the water. Nice to see people out sailing again. x

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    1. It is a very pleasant walk - we'd gone past in the morning as they were setting up the races and then after we'd got to Water's meet below Malkin tower and turned back, the races had stopped and it was kids lessons on paddle boards - all good stuff to see happening :)

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  8. Looks like it was a lovely walk. I love those bricks with faces. I agree, all walks should end at a tea shop!! x🧡

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    1. It was a lovely one - the bricks were a bit of a surprise - but glad I took a photo :)

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  9. Looks very relaxing and how lovely to be walking with your shadows. Those bricks are funny things aren't they with faces ! I always have time for tea and scones. Lulu x

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    1. I agree - there should always be time for tea and scones :)

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