Friday, 3 June 2011

Pick of the crop

Not a scrapbooking crop you understand - a 'pick your own' strawberry crop!  It's another gloriously sunny day here, last day of half term and so the husband and I drove out to a nearby farm and picked ourselves
some strawberries
and some gooseberries

The strawberries were sweet, juicy and delicious

and the gooseberries were not

So, the strawberries will be cut up and added to bowls of meringues and ice cream for dinner tonight and tomorrow and the gooseberries will be made into jam, gooseberry fool and gooseberry crumble.  It was so nice to be out in the sunshine, in the middle of the countryside, picking healthy, wholesome food.

Then home to finish off the May page of Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love project.

These are photos from a trip to Southwold that we took in 2008.  On the Tuesday before we left, The Husband tore his calf muscle while playing badminton so had his leg strapped up and was on crutches the whole time we were there.  Men!  It didn't help that we were renting a flat in a converted school house that was on the first floor and there were no lifts to get upstairs.   I'm really enjoying this project and can't wait for the June pages to come round!

16 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Those strawberries look delicious,Deb....I love going and picking our own.

Alison said...

Love the new June'banner'...I'm just looking through my photos for Shimelle's 4x6...love yours!
Alison xx

Gem's Crafts said...

Your LO is lovely. You are lucky to have been able to enjoy the sunshine this week, lets hope it stays for the weekend!

Jo.C said...

Great banner - the photos are excellent - I wouldn't know where to start. Have a great weekend :0)

WendyB said...

Love the new look and the strawberries look delish.

Beverly said...

Our strawberry season in NC is almopst over :( I love, love, love them fresh from the fields and farmer's markets.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the layout! Will definitely be checking out the sketch soon.
Rinda

Amy said...

It looks like a glorious day Deb and your layout came together really well!

Rhona said...

I love the feel of your layout Deb, makes me think of the beach straight away with the colours you've used. Also love freshly picked strawberries and am looking forward to taking my sister strawberry picking when she's over in a few weeks time xx

Sian said...

Cool pictures for your header Deb!

I can't get anyone else here to come and pick their own with me!

Cheri said...

Yum! and great layout!

Rhona said...

Hi Deb,
I've just read your comment on my blog (thank you). I didn't realise you were close to Cambridge or would have loved the chance to meet up. I'll let you know next time we're up that way :) xx

jennifer said...

Mmm, strawberries. We tried to grow some in our garden and the birds keep eating them! I've never been strawberry picking, and I really want to go now!

Love the new banner! x

Rachel B said...

Your layout looks great Deb, I'm really enjoying this project too - can't wait to see how we are going to fit more pics in :)

Lisa-Jane said...

It's intriguing isn't it? Where will all the other photos go? Great photos on that layout and lovely colouring. We're PYO this weekend and the place we go is near the beach. Hhhmm, I feel another layout coming on ;-)

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I love picking my own furit and am very lucky to have a PYO about 500 yrds away from where I live. Samuel helps pick the raspberreis in the summer hols to earn some extra pennies.