After Malcolm went off to build his wall on Saturday, I went for a walk. The cottage we were staying in was part of what had been a working farm - you can read more here
the owners of the cottages rent out the surrounding fields to a local farmer - there are cows in the summer and sheep in the winter. As I got to the bottom of the farm road, all the heifers in the field kicked up their heels and came running over. It was a bit scary, and I was glad that there was a well-built wall between them and me!
they were almost dancing as they followed me
when I was talking to one of the owners of the cottages the next day, he described them as a bunch of teenage hooligans!
this cow in the field across the road was slightly more sedate!
back in the cottage I setted down to do some sewing. This is the comfy sofa I spent quite a lot of time sitting on, sewing, over the weekend (I didn't get time to read my magazines). The tv is just out of sight on the right - on Saturday I watched King Solomon's Mines (the Richard Chamberlain version) and on Sunday it was Coraline (which was scary!!)
looking at the room from the tv corner, you can see the well-equipped kitchen (yes, that is a tiny dishwasher on the left!)
the small, but charming, bedroom ........
....... and the ensuite shower room
on Sunday morning I went out for another walk, but this time the heifers ignored me, as they were too busy licking at something in a bucket
the sun was shining and the birds were singing- bliss ....... except for the large amount of cars going past! It is so quiet here when I go out for a walk - I was out early this morning and all I encountered was a tractor in the distance and one of the neighbours walking his dogs. When I saw all these walls, I wondered if Malcolm would want to stay on a repair them!
I was rather taken with this beautiful farmhouse - perhaps I could live in it while Malcolm works on the walls?
and these two gorgeous beasties were in the field in front of the farmhouse. I think the second one looks like a sphinx
I liked the way that the trees arched over the road
I took this photo of the sign for the footpath on my way out........
...... then took this one from the other side of the road on my way back - yu can see the path meandering off into the distance
this little stone barn made me think of The Little House on the Prairie
back at the cottage, I tried to capture the beautiful scenery, but it was very hazy
I still have to tell you what we did on the way home on Monday, and about my walk this morning, and the walk we had before lunch ....... and I haven't even shown you any sewing yet this week! We very rarely have pudding (I don't count a low-fat yogurt as pudding) - but look at this delicious concoction we had tonight. And although it looks indulgent, it was surprisingly low in calories ..... the meringue nest is 50 calories, as is the spoonful of half-fat creme fraiche, and although I didn't work out the calories for the fruit, it wouldn't have added many more