Summer Fruits, the English Way

This afternoon I spent a few hours with Hilary. I went to her house and we then tried to decide what we should do. I left it up to Hilary to decide, so we ended up going to a local farm where you can PYO (pick your own) fruit. First we headed for the beans for Hilary, and then she also struggled to break some broccoli of it’s roots. We both then picked some strawberries and raspberries – I got a punnet of each. It was so relaxing, out in the fresh air, away from all the chaos of everyday life. I got just a glimpse of why farmers love their job so much – it’s just so peaceful. After we paid for our fruit, we bought an ice cream, sat on one of the benches and watched as kids went excitedly with their parents and grandparents to pick their very own fruit. One girl had some rhubarb that was nearly as big as her!

On the way home, we stopped off at a craft village that had little shops selling different things – a dress shop, craft barn, gallery, cards etc. Back at Hilary’s place I showed her some of the photos from our recent adventures, and then we called it a day. I always enjoy my time with Hilary – one of the things I will miss when we move home ……

So what else have I been up to so far on my holiday you ask ….. well Monday and Tuesday I did some school work, and tidied up around our unit for the arrival of Mum and Dad next week. Yesterday I met Halina (Science teacher from school) in town. We had lunch at the noodle bar, had coffee and then went for a bit of a wander before seeing ‘The Proposal’ at the cinema. After that we hit the shops for a bit, although all we bought was fruit, and then she drove me home. It was a lovely afternoon, and a great chance to get to know each other a bit better.

Tomorrow I am going shopping in Windsor, Saturday we are meeting up with Lesley & Don (Katharine’s in-laws) and then Mum & Dad get here on Tuesday. I’m sure you’ll hear much more from me then. Happy holidays to all my friends in England 🙂

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