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April 28, 2022

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Linda Ashworth

I’ve followed your blog for a very long time and enjoy all your posts. You have often mentioned Bolton Abbey and shared gorgeous photos. As a result my husband and I are going to stay for a night near Bolton Abbey towards the end of May on the way home from a little holiday in the Lake District. Could you suggest a Bolton Abbey walk? We understand there are two entrances and we prefer a walk on the flat ( or almost flat due to my health problems) perhaps lasting an hour or so of gentle walking? I would be very grateful if you could drop me an email. Thank you 💐

Marcia

I just popped the Courgette and Pistachio Loaf Cake from out of the oven. The house smells wonderful. Thank you for finding this recipe, and I hope you make it yourself many times over as a remembrance of the day you shared out and about with the ones you love. I added cinnamon and cardamon to the sugar, and one teaspoon of almond extract with the vanilla to up the flavor a bit. Just like so many, you have enriched my life through your blog posts. You are an artist in so many ways, and I can relate to the juggling act that happens fulfilling so many roles in a day, and still all the while you are creating and designing in your head. Carry On….we are all cheering you to victory in whatever your heart desires. 🌷

Liz

Those views - just gorgeous. How can you not feel refreshed after spending time out there??

Sylvia

Loved every picture! Thanks for sharing your story, I really enjoy reading all your blog posts. It makes me smile every time you go on a hunt for the perfect coffee ☕️, it makes me enjoying mine too 😊 , sending you 💕

Gwen

Sounds like a great getaway with your kids! How fun to enjoy each other's company. Also a lovely Easter and great photos!

Elizabeth

Oh my! So very beautiful! My soul is refreshed and I am at peace. Thank you so much for bringing us along on your jaunt.

Jackie Wright

What a lovely way to spend the days, the river walk looks so peaceful and the stone foot bridge has it worn dipped in the middle from foot steps over the ages?

My creative life

I love your top, very pretty. A good few trips out, thank you for sharing your photos and adventures. The cake sounds very nice indeed, Cathy x

Marcia

You really do live in a paradise filled with eye candy! I love my New Hampshire USA mountains, rivers and streams, but your tranquil surroundings really resonate deep in my artist’s soul. Thank you for sharing the other side of the world with me and for helping to elevate the art of crocheting to its rightful place in the world!

Linda Rattie

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Kate Buckley

Dear Lucy, I hope you do read all your comments and realise how much so many of us have come to depend on your posts. As one person wrote - it's like receiving a letter. I am 70 now, so your words often remind me of family days gone by, and your sadness about your father resonates with my sadness about my partner's decline. So you see you touch many people's lives in ways you perhaps don't realise. With love

Gert

Hi Lucy, just wanted to say how I love your pictures and walks thru your country side. So different fro where we live in Florida. But much reminds me of New Jersey. So glad you got to spend time with the kiddos. Those times are fleeting as they grow older. Thanks again for a wonderful time in your part o the world. Hugs

Carol Blakeley

I live in Canada and love that you share the beautiful sites off your outings.
I always look forward to reading your stories.

RuthieJ

Thank you for sharing these lovely trips with us. I'm glad you're able to convince your children to go along with you on trips. My fondest memories of childhood were when my mom took us on nature hikes. Like your children, we weren't always keen to go, but had a good time once we were out there. Sadly my elderly mom is now unable to get around without a walker and going blind, so no more nature trips for her. I hope your kids will be able to look back on these trips with you as some of the best times of their lives also.

Nicola Bloom

Hi Lucy. I live in Lewes,Sussex, home of the original Bills. It was originally a small but beautiful greengrocers, by the river - and in our flood of 2000, all that area was wrecked. Nothing daunted, Bill not only refurbished but bought the shop next door, and started doing food as well, based on the local price he also sold. The start of something big! Lewes Bills is still advertised as @the original”.

Ellie

Oh, and I meant to say re. cake: I don't often eat cake in cafes because they're not always as great as they look (I make an exception for the freshly baked offerings in WI/church tea rooms and if you ever come down to Oxfordshire between Easter and end of Sept, you SHOULD definitely pay Dorchester Abbey tearooms (no not that Dorchester!) a visit because the cake is amazing!). But recently (in a vegan cafe, no less) I took a gamble on a slice of something called a 'Persian Love Loaf' and it was out of this world! I mention it because your courgette and pistachio cake sounds not unlike it. It's made with lots of almond flour, pistachios and (crucially!) rose water, with a lemony (I used lime) glace top, scattered very beautifully with rose petals and crushed pistachios. I hunted down the recipe and have made it twice!
https://bromabakery.com/persian-love-cake-cardamom-rose-almond-cake/

Ellie

Oh, and I meant to say re. cake: I don't often eat cake in cafes because they're not always as great as they look (I make an exception for the freshly baked offerings in WI/church tea rooms and if you ever come down to Oxfordshire between Easter and end of Sept, you SHOULD definitely pay Dorchester Abbey tearooms (no not that Dorchester!) a visit because the cake is amazing!). But recently (in a vegan cafe, no less) I took a gamble on a slice of something called a 'Persian Love Loaf' and it was out of this world! I mention it because your courgette and pistachio cake sounds not unlike it. It's made with lots of almond flour, pistachios and (crucially!) rose water, with a lemony (I used lime) glace top, scattered very beautifully with rose petals and crushed pistachios. I hunted down the recipe and have made it twice!
https://bromabakery.com/persian-love-cake-cardamom-rose-almond-cake/

Ellie

You're always an inspiration to me to get up earlier (um, didn't manage that this morning, whoops) and go walking more! Are you able to walk to your walks, or did you need to drive to this one? I'm now encouraged to get out today and find some trees to walk underneath, which I'm sure will help my energy levels.
I also went naughtily shopping in Seasalt this spring and treated myself to a lovely GREEN top, but I do wear it with a YELLOW cardi! (Fat Face, a few years old now.) https://www.seasaltcornwall.com/apple-tree-bamboo-cotton-patterned-top?color=30926 I'd never seen myself as a wearer of yellow at all, until all the mustardy shades started getting popular and I think I was brainwashed! Wearing my Spring green and yellow combi makes me feel fresh and cheerful, so objective achieved.

Barbara

Absolutely love the top, my favourite shade of yellow and well done to your son. Gosh I remember those days trying to get teen boys out of their rooms for walks. Always worthwhile and they all love walking now. Gorgeous photos as normal. B x

Kathleen

Oh I love the Yorkshire Dales. Such a beautiful part of England. Thanks for your blog; it's always such a good read.

Angela

Ahhh sorry sorry! I don’t think you have been spammed, sorry my bad. I read the posts wrong (sad and embarrassed face emoji’s!)

Linda Spooner

I want to tell you how much I love your lovely pictures you post!!! It is so nice to see such wonderful countryside. I look forward to each of your blog posts. So thank you for your time and effort. Linda

Kari Dent

A 20 mile round trip is definitely not too much for delicious cake and coffee. I live in a small town and we frequently venture 35 miles (one way)into the city for a good coffee shop. Totally worth it!

BillieJo

Hello! I enjoyed sharing your travels today. I live in Pennsylvania, USA, and I always love seeing the beauty in your part of the world. Thank you for the links you shared. Your blouse is lovely! Have a cozy evening!

Angela

Oh my gosh it appears even blog posts get spammed these days (the two comments above). Anyhow I just wanted to jump on to say how much I love your blog posts! They’re like a little break from my routine day! I liken it actually to the good old days, remember when we’d receive a letter in the mail from a friend and how good that felt! That’s what your posts are like, like catching up with an old friend! So thank you very much for brightening my day! I love the yellow top, it’s so so pretty! The bonus for me is Seasalt deliver to New Zealand! I might just be purchasing from them next year when I’m earning more money (presently working part time to study at age 55!). Thank you again! All the best Angela x

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