Sunday, 22 August 2010

Country Pursuits


Sonata:


I must strongly refute any suggestion that I didn't enjoy our weekend camping at Wing Hall in Rutland .
I had a marvellous time !

How could I not love a campsite with excellent wine and homemade cakes in the bar


a farm shop full of delicious treats and , as they said , very free range eggs


Showers like this



with a resident frog like this ( he was no bigger than my thumbnail ) .


And sitting out in the evening under a sky like this with something delicious on the barbecue


The weekend also include an antique fair at Grimsthorpe Castle on Saturday



and a Fete , Flower and Produce event at Uppingham on Sunday , which included a very entertaining Dog Show


More cakes


impressive veg


and lovely flowers


I loved every minute of it !!

12 comments:

Martha said...

Wow...looks like a dream trip to me!!! My girls would have loved the dog show part.
:o)

English Rider said...

I don't think that the English Country Show can be replicated anywhere else in the world. Such treasures.

Carolina said...

So very very British. Lovely photos ;-)

Rattling On said...

Perfect. Even the frog in the showers-I'd have loved that bit. No1 has just come back from a music festival and that's not what she found in the shower yesterday...but we won't go there.

elizabethm said...

Looks and sounds great, all of it!

Tania said...

We are so living on opposite sides of the world. As I type I CAN'T HEAR MYSELF THINK. I THINK THE SKY IS FALLING IN. HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Enjoy that summer...

Jinksy said...

Was the frog included in the price, or did you have to pay extra?! lol

Carolina said...

Was it you that mentioned a limerick on Fridge Soup somewhere?

There was a Sonata in Friesland
who had an umbrella in one hand
that when the rain stopped
she immediately dropped
to burst out in a song with a brass band

There you go!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

My very own limerick !
Thankyou !!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

this was just beautiful...love seeing other parts of the world....and i LOVED the dog show

so happy to visit today...it has been too long, my friend

sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

Jocelyn said...

You've just redefined camping for this Northern U.S. girl! I'm pretty sure I could enjoy the experience heaps more, if only there were antiques and a dog show. Note to self: tell husband that mosquitoes and windstorms are overrated.

Planet Penny said...

All looks pretty good to me, especially that choclate cake! Penny x