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« Owls and Sheep | Main | Summer 2016 :: Northumberland »

August 20, 2016


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This post is exactly what I needed to read, as I have been feeling guilty for not doing more. I now realize I am on vacation and the only thing I need to do is to enjoy and relax. There will be plenty of time to do work. Those sheep are amazing!


Your summer sounds very much like those I enjoyed as a child and still do.

Margaret Simpson

Thank you Lucy, once again you have transported me back to England and beautiful Yorkshire. Your photos are beautiful, and I love all your wonderful sheep. Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.:-)


I think your parenting plan is wonderful. So hard for many to recognize that time spent with them, enjoying them is so important and precious. Of course the ice cream doesn't hurt either. Also thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos, I really always enjoy them.

Laurie Mowat

Every time I see photos of where you live it makes me wish I had somewhere like that to wake up to everyday. Indiana has some beautiful places but it would be so nice to have it right outside my front door. I live just outside of Indianapolis and that means there's much more concrete than grass. I have a lot of relatives who have farms in Ohio and it's such a relaxing place to visit. I used to sit behind my Grandfather's barn and all you could see was corn and trees. For me that was bliss!
Little B. makes me laugh. I still struggle to crochet or draw out in public places because I don't like being watched either!
Enjoy the rest of your holidays and thank-you so
much for the little journeys you take us on.


THanks for the lovely post Lucy. Especially when you are so busy!
I have just returned from a 2 week trip to England. I sadly didn't have the time to pop North to York this time.
But I did spend a lovely few days in Swanage which I think is near where you are from in Dorset. Such a lovely area!
Also spend a few lovely days in Sussex and visited Winchelsea Beach (a pebble beach!) and also Camber Sands. I can truly understand now why you love the English seaside so much! And oh my gosh crochet photographed on pebble beaches is just a perfect background!!!
Have a lovely holiday!


Oh, how lovely this post was. Lazy days in summer (without too much heat she says!), are wonderful and you live in such a beautiful spot with countryside/canal/market days, etc. on your doorstep that makes for variety. The sheep are ever so cute and I too have had funny looks when arranging quilts over fences or in flower filled conservatories to photograph(giggle). All the best with Yarndale, enjoy the seaside and take care.


Lovely Lucy a real treat thank you love Jenny xx


Gorgeous photos Lucy. The summer does tend to fly by far too fast doesn't it. I hope you have a wonderful time at the seaside. I shall look forward to seeing more beautiful photos. CJ xx


I am so pleased that you have got 12 photographs for the calendar. Although I really like the 2016 calendar, the 2015 was my favourite calendar ever & my husband liked it very much too. I am really looking forward to seeing the 2017 version. Do enjoy the rest of the school holidays; I used to love the long holidays when my children were at school.


Lovely post, as always. Where can I get my hands on that magazine? I NEED to make that shawl on the cover! lol


Have a wonderful time by the seaside. I remember you telling me about it earlier in the year.
Take a breather and enjoy the smells and sounds of the sea.
Don't dream of sheep or attempt to count them at night.
Laugh with your family. This time is precious and slips away all too quickly.
Above all don't be so hard on yourself. It's evident from your blog that you are building loads of memories for your children to savour in years to come.
I look forward to your next blog sharing everything you've seen. Sue


Haven't you visited your lovely caravan this year? I've not noticed it mentioned in your posts. Maybe a trip locally to somewhere green and comfortable will help with the approaching Autumn x

Marina Louw

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos with us - it is winter here where I live and the green trees and grass is so refreshing


I love your colourful photos and projects so much, but that 'still life' of knitted sweaters on a chair was so lovely that I Pinned it for future admiration. I'm not usually a neutrals person when it comes to yarn, but I'm inspired!


Is there a pattern for the flower post? Its beautiful!

Grace Falconer

I do love that autumnal pile of knits. Is that your friend C's work?

Angela-Southern USA

Sounds like a fabulous summer, much like ours. Except the kids are much older. It's hard to believe L.B. is six already! The sheep are delightful and I can just imagine the looks. Bravo for braving them! Enjoy your time by your beloved sea.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Place Under The Pine

Sounds like an ideal summer to me! It's nice to take it easy and simple sometimes eh?

Question: "Pootling", is that a British term for relaxing?


Your posts are so uplifting. I live in the states in a big city. Your pictures and descriptions show such a peaceful way of life. Thanks for blogging.

Winwick Mum

I've noticed a few early Autumn leaves too, but I'm hoping it's a blip in the time clock of one or two plants and a sign that the few days of Summer that we've had are coming to an end already. Enjoy the break! xx


Sounds like a great way to spend summer, gentle activity and spending precious time together. I think Little B has inherit your wonderful colour sense, I love his peacock colouring. Ohh to have the energy (and legs) to run like that. The sheep look so cute having fun in the park and I'm looking forward to ordering the Yarndale calendar. Have a wonderful seaside break.


Thank you for The pictures and for sharing things I love: knitting, nature and England, though I've never been there... yet. I'm an English teacher from Argentina, It's so difficult for us to afford such a trip. So with your blog and pictures I feel a bit of myself there😘


I love your sheep for Yarndale and look forward to seeing them 'in the flesh' so to speak. Enjoy your pootling summer holiday try to have a rest.

crafty mema

what a wonderful letter -to wake up to
xooxoxxo crafty mema

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