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« The Money Tree | Main | Adieu, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, goodbye »

August 22, 2008


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The money tree is no more. That whole area has been demolished, all but a few stragglers where left today. The ground ripped apart by the machines taking out the logs. Not sure if disease was the problem, and not sure where the two pences have gone. Some of them where mine from circa 63.

ankle wellies

Scrummy looking breakfast! All the better for being home made. What a great team you make!

pqaula gillett

Really enjoyed visiting your attic! My partner and I are a planning a bilberry picking trip this weekend and weren't a 100% sure of the date, so I googled the picking season. Imagine my surprise when i clicked onto your page and saw the magnificent Brimham Rocks and the wonderful and abundant fruit you found there - which just happens to be our favourite bilberry picking spot too, and our planned destination this weekend. Sshh - don't tell everyone about it!

Annamay Olsen

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Not sure how this works but if, whoever tends to these blogs should see this...I'd still like to add information regarding the curtains selling on e-bay...that were designed by my brother and his wife, Danny and Carola Olsen, who lived in Spain.

Annamay Olsen

This is Annamay...I'm concerned as to whether you can get back to me...to respond to my question in a prior e-mail that I sent a bit ago...regarding the designers of the curtains on e-bay. I don't know what a URL is...I notice some bloggers have their name underlined and mine doesn't.

Annamay Olsen

Whata a lovely site...I'm writing to inquire if I've got the right source. I live in the U.S. and I just received an e-mail from a friend in the Ukraine who had come across an item for sale on e-bay, recognized it as originating with my brother and his wife. A pair of curtains designed by them. Daniel and Carola Olsen, who were suspected of being Scandinavian, are not. My brother was American and his wife, Carola was German, living in Spain from the 1960's through 90's. If you are the possessor of the curtains and selling on e-bay, I would love to chat further with you.


Hi, I know that I'm dense when it comes to cooking but could you post or email me a more detailed recipe regarding the Frittata and the blueberry jam? The jam's recipe is showing but the words about "water" is cut off. Thanks bunches. Lana/USA


I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading it every few days. I'm in the USA so I don't understand some of your measurements but your recipes look wonderful. I am recently trying my hand at cooking (would you believe I'm 50-something?) and will be trying that frittata thing. I have never been able to crochet but would like to start so I am also enjoying your crochet entries. You make it all look so easy and simple.

PS: I have to mention that the views from your attic are spectacular. It reminds me of the landscape in the movie "The Holiday" with Cameron Diaz (which is my favorite movie).


have a great holiday! weirdly I just blogged about pancakes and jam too, we are in synch my love! Mine were american rather than scotch though :-) and I ate mine in beautiful N Yorks too, biz.arre. have a wonderful holiday, eat lots of crab and kippers and have a lovely rest.

S x


Love stopping by and catching up with your posts...gives me time out in a 'Land Far Away'.
Happy weekend to you and your lovely little family, Luce!
xo Kali


You are cute. Your posts are always such a fun read plus I get to enjoy your lovely lush English countryside. The jam and Scotch pancakes look like a perfect yummy combo. Have a great weekend, Lucy.


Those pancakes and jam look heavenly - you are making me hungry! - I too save those jam jars with the gingham lids, they are too pretty to throw away - Glad you are getting out and about and not letting this dreadful weather spoil your fun - Nat x


Hi Lucy, me again. I've just re-read your comment on my blog and realise now that when you asked about the 'welcome' string, you meant the one on the house. Forgive me - I had my head on upside down and didn't read it properly. I thought you were referring to the header on my blog page, which originally did have a ‘welcome‘ sign on it (and I had forgotten I had changed it). I’m not usually that bad honest!! I bought the welcome string from a local garden centre, but again, it was a few years ago and they don’t have any now. Today’s photographs look fab – who needs to go abroad eh (well, apart from the lack of sunshine I suppose!). The jam and pancakes look so delicious and it’s just as well we don’t all know where you live; otherwise there would be a very long queue at your door. It reminds me that it will soon be blackberry picking time. I made some nice blackberry jam last year and hope to make some more this year. Anyway, I’m sure blog post comments aren’t meant to be this long, so I’ll stop now. Best wishes Julia x


Hi Cathy,
Just popped in to wish you and your husband and the little people a wonderful weekend :).
We also love pancakes especially when we can bake them outside!!But that's not gonna work this weekend because i think we will have to wear our wellies all weekend, haha ! Now i am thinking about baking a strawberrie) cake instead as a weekend treat :)
Bye now, Janneke.


Mouth watering stuff! There's nothing like home made! ;-)


What a wonderful family story. It is so lovely to read of your adventures and lovely times together. Yum, homemade jam and pancakes!


I wish my husband could make jam!I'm very impressed I love scotch pancakes those rocks are pretty impressive too!


Scrummy looking breakfast! All the better for being home made. What a great team you make!


I agree with the little people. I think it is magic that you can make your own food. Especially food that looks so beautiful and inviting. The Brimham Rocks look fascinating and how wonderful to find wild Bilberry bushes. You really do live in a magical part of the world with so much natural beauty to fire the imagination.


spectacular views again, and the breakfast looked delicious! thanks for sharing.


fantastic domestic magic there.yum yum! Mr flour loft makes the jam in our house too. So far just blackcurrant but hopefully blackberries will follow soon.

Rosie Graham

Wow they look fantastic! Can I come for breakfast?

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