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Hi, My name is Kate and this blog is all about my adventures of happy living. By that I mean crochet, chickens and cooking. Here's to the good life - and being a good wife! xxx

Thursday, 9 August 2012

A perfect Summer's Evening

I was so happy yesterday. Mainly because my washing that got drenched on Sunday finally dried after being rewashed.

Is anyone else's moods effected by clothes drying? Hehe!

Maybe I'm being a little dramatic. Maybe the reason I was in such a fantastic mood was that I broke up from work yesterday and have 11 days off!!!!!! Today I am staying in and making sure the bags are packed and the house is clean and tidy (I hate coming back to a messy house). And tomorrow we are off on our summer holidays. I simply cannot wait!

We are being slightly adventurous this time. 445 miles up to Aberdeenshire.

One stop off in Richmond, North Yorkshire to say hi to my Granny and benefit from some quality time and a good fry up before the bulk of the journey. Then we will be staying with Craig's uncle in Huntley, Aberdeenshire which is near the coast and the Cairngorms. I have never, ever been to Scotland and I am sooooo excited! Hopefully this is the type of views we will be enjoying!

I will be taking a good book, some wine and lots of wool and hopefully knitting another scarf and continuing with my sample square blanket.

After five nights with Mark we will then travel to the Fringe Comedy Festival in Edinburgh where we have eight tickets to see comedians and lots of lovely tables in restaurants booked.

..... just a taster of where we are eating ... I know you will love this!!!!

The Moster Mash Cafe where everything comes with mash. And not just any mash, mash flavoured with strange and exotic flavours! Oh boy, I can't wait! It looks so kitch!

We are also going to go the The Witchery which is in front of Edinburgh Castle. Its a really famous restaurant and is in a beautiful building...go see for yourself. I can't wait to show you pictures when I get back!

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So back to my perfect summers evening.

I got back from my last day at work and spent some time with the chickens and cleaned them out so they have a nice fresh coop while we are away.

I then cut back my wild geraniums which were starting to look worse for wear and did a spot of weeding. The chickens love sorting them out and getting some vitamins from the greenery. I love this way of recycling. It gives me such a great sense of the economical use of stuff.

As I came back down the garden I turned back and realised how pretty it all looked.

I then started walking back to the house and saw a hot air balloon in the sky. I thought about who was in the basket and what the occasion was. Maybe a proposal!

Once Craig was back from his business trip in London I greeted him with a scrummy tea of salad, rice and enchiladas (I like cooking my man a good tea before we go away so he remembers how good he gets it at home with me!). I then told him to get his trainers on because the evening was too nice to stay in .... even for the Olympics!

We went to Cannock Chase. Which to us, is the most beautiful place on the planet. I took him to our favourite spot. A place where not many people go to, but lots of deer live. It's our special place. Craig was going to propose to me here on Christmas Day, well, that was until we got swine flu. He still proposed any way which actually was the sweetest thing ever. We were at our worst and very ill. It gave a good laugh during the speeches at out wedding!

So I won't give you the usual running commentary but I will just let you sit back and enjoy "Kate and Craig's Favourite Walk".

From now until when I get back ...... goodbye xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. This is the road I want to live on. Everybody needs an aim!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful holiday coming up, I've never been to Scotland either and would love to go! Have a brilliant time, can't wait to see and hear all about it. x

  2. I love your walk. All that lush foliage and pretty views. Can I come live with you? lol

    Have a great holiday :)

  3. Ooh what absolutely stunning photos Kate! Have a fabulous time!
    Victoria xx

  4. Thank you for the walk, I'm really invigorated now.
    Love from Mum

  5. Have a wonderful trip, you do live in a beautiful area.

  6. Hope you have a great holiday, Kate .... enjoy! Bee x

  7. I've tagged you in the One Lovely Blog Award
    Here's my post: http://www.home.suemarie.co.uk/2012/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html
    I look forward to seeing yours! If you choose to join in :)
    Sue xx

  8. Hello Kate
    lovely lovely post ......I seem to be picking up some "feeling good vibes" here which makes me feel good too LOL

    I needed a walk and I've never been to your part of the country so thanks.
    I hope you are going to take me for a nice nice walk somewhere nice nice up there in Aberdeenshire. I'll look forward to your next post then!!!

    have a fab time!

    Amanda :-)

  9. What a lovely, lovely post.
    I have given you an award over at my blog. Look at today's date, Sunday, Aug. 19th. You are so creative, you deserve it!

  10. Ahhh what adventures are you having, Kate? I enjoyed the beautiful walkabout with you before you left on your holiday! I am going to post my reasons to be cheerful for the past week later today, and am so glad you decided to give us the challenge...your investment in a happier world in helping us daily appreciate the joy in and around us :) I look forward to your next post!
    Gracie x


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