What more could I wish for? Since I arrived in England the sun has been shining and it's just about warm enough to go out without a coat on. Saturday was spent with Dad, driving through the countryside, stopping off at quaint English villages, to wander past the lovely cottages and watch the boys playing cricket of football on the village greens. Here is a particularly lovely house that we saw:
With the skies so clear and the temperature at around 16C the English had dug out their summer clothes and were all gleefully outside enjoying the lovely weather. Shorts and flip-flops, strappy sun-tops and bare arms were everywhere to be seen. I've been living in sunny Italy too long though and I shivered when I tried to fit in by taking my light coat off.
Here's a narrow Dickens style alleyway that we found in the market town of Horsham:
We drove throught the Surrey countryside and over the border into Sussex, stopping off at villages along the way. Then back through Surrey and past the now empty fields where in my childhood watercress beds flourished, fed by a babbling brook that led past a trout farm and into the little village of Gomshall where a delightful waterwheel still turned in an old mill. It was sad to discover that the mill had been turned into a hamburger restaurant adn the wheel, although still there, had ceased to turn.
Look at this amazing cake I saw in a cake shop in Cranleigh. I wonder what the Italians would think of it!
I wanted a little something that reminded me of the English countryside to take back to Italy when I go in a few days. Imagine my delight when I came across this beautiful handmade bag. I bought it without hesitation and lovingly photographed it amongst the daffodils in the garden! I bought it from Henhouse at Etsy, go and have a browse!