Sunday, 18 November 2012

You're Gonna Find Me, Out In The Country

I've been away for a couple of days over at NM's and this morning in his little hamlet an 'Autumn Adventure of Foraging and Orienteering' had been organised. It was a stunning, crisp day and after all the grey, gloomy weather of late, it seemed the perfect opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise so we donned our woolies and wellies and off we set. 

The starting point was NM's pub, which fortunately was not yet open.


The scenery was spectacular and the children, their families and especially the dogs had a superb morning chasing about the countryside.

Chalky was in his element.......

 .............and there was plenty of livestock to observe.

It was a treat to explore the autumnal colour and a veritable feast for the eyes.  I just loved having a nosy at all the grand properties we walked past, owned by the many affluent people in the area whilst NM gave me a running commentary of who lived where and who was the biggest w**ker!  
Our walk concluded back at the pub garden where we were treated to tasty hot dogs and warming  butternut squash soup, all washed down with a pint of cider of course! 

Home again, home again jiggedy jig and it's more crafting and the Strictly results show for me tonight, how about you ?


Mancunian Vintage said...

What lovely pictures - looks (and sounds) like you had a fab time.

Like you I'll be watching Strictly tonight - who do you reckon's going?

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photos - you couldn't have chosen a better day for it, hasn't the weather been gorgeous today?

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous photos Fiona and the scenery looks stunning. Glad you had a sunny day too.
Thanks for mentioning Strictly as I'm so busy blogging I forgot!!!
Off now!
Fliss xx

TAM said...

What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday morning and such a nice one at that.
Just watched strictly and now catching up with a little blog hopping.

Helga! said...

How jolly splendid, a nice country walk! I love your little old English pubs,a most perfect place to end such a nice walk!

pastcaring said...

Utterly gorgeous photos! Wonderful colours and sights on your walk, and it is always a delight to see YOU too!
I've watched the Strictly and X Factor results shows, doing a bit of a blog catch up, then early bed. Rock'n'roll! xxxxx

Chris said...

Wish I'd been there too, looks like a grand day out! Would have been interested to hear NM's commentary on the local Ws too :D! Glad you had a good time. Chris xx

pastcaring said...

Forgot to say - you have got that song playing on my internal jukebox! Ba, ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba baaa! xxx

Jaki Morris said...

You look so well, Fiona.

Where is this quaint little hamlet?

Sorry about Thursday :-(

Take care

Vix said...

YOu look ravishing (and the scenery ain't half bad either) x

Sue Berry said...

Hi Fiona lovely photos as always you had a beautiful day for a walk chalky looks as though he was having fun too.

Loved the willies.

Sue xx

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

I LOVE the photo of Chalky walking down the contry lane with the trees meeting in the middle and the winter sun streaming through! Utterly divine! x