Our green and pleasant land

Spent a glorious day walking in the sunshine along Beachy Head.  I dont understand when it comes to summer that people rush off to far flung lands when we have spectacular landsscapes  to enjoy like this,  It was warm,  the sea so calm, sitting on a bench looking out to sea, I could hear bees and crickets making their “summery sounds” , who could ask for anything more………….    Ended up with dinner at THE TIGER INN, click on this link for maps of walks

on my way to work

How I love it when I walk to work, sometimes I am in a rush and drive down in my car, but when I make the effort to walk I always thoroughly enjoy it,

Today was especially nice, everywhere was fresh and green after the nights downpour, the birds were singing ( hear my video clip, i phone takes v clips portrait as default, why cant I turn it landscape?  Oh well at least you can hear the birds singing)

Looking all around me, the greenness was overwhelmingly cheery,  the elderflowers are just beginning to bloom, how I love that very distinctive flavour, it tastes green to me, that wonderfull, gooseberry sharpeness, elederflowr cordial so summery and a delightful drink with a handful of basil leaves, all chilled with ice cubes in  a huge glass jug.  Summer in a glass……..

The lime flowers too just beginning to unfurl and nesteled at the base of a fallen tree (leftover from the great storm of 1987) a small crop of wild alpine strawberries, some already beginning to form.

How wonderful it is to have this all around me, I am so fortunate to be able to walk amongst nature like this.  I perhaps need to remind myself of this when I daydream of livng elswehere, why would I want to, the town is a stones throw away, the common just across the road, the flat large and spacious.  Why do I think of moving? because I dont have a garden or or somewhere to sit out and have a coffee and read a book. Yes I can walk across to the common with a deckchair, but its not the same.     I am decorating with the view of perhaps renting or selling later in the year, who knows If I will?   Selling all my furniture, sorting through books and all my belongings so that I can feel freer, more streamline and start to find pieces that really mean something to me.  Most of the items came from my business as in interior designer, things left over, etc etc.  I want to create a space that lives and breathes me, simple, creative, functional, easy and comfortable, and above all a space where my creative outpourings can be displayed.

a day in the country

a beautiful sunny day spent in the sussex countryside with my daughter Kirsty.  A creative day spent painting birdcages!! for another IDC project, lunch with home grown veg, french beans, courgettes and sunshine yellow and deep red cherry tomatoes, yummy.  Then of for a long walk over the fields, back through the churchyard in time for tea.  Another happy memory to store away!!

home grown lunchlunch with kirsty detaill DSC_1361walk across the fields DSC_1360Churchyard DSC_1365kirsty in churchyard DSC_1366

lunch on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.