Tuesday, 31 August 2010

We're back!! Did you miss us???

Hello everyone - sorry for the absence, but we've had a very rare thing in the Locket household.......... a proper week's holiday!  We don't often get away but one place we really love is this little cottage in the corner of a field, at the end of a farm track in the Cotswolds.

Mr Locket and I first stayed at Westley Farm about 15 years ago when he had a job interview at a nearby Roman Villa and we loved it and always hoped that one day we would be able to stay in the hidden away cottage at the end of the track.
 (this is the view from our front door)

Ten years later we managed it - this time with 3 Little Lockets - who also loved staying in this perfect little cottage in a field with badgers and foxes and freedom to run around and play.

Another five years on and the Little Lockets are not so little - but the fun was still there and we had a lovely time in this lovely little house with the tea table set for our arrival

- and we amused ourselves by recreating some of our earlier photographs:
(this one is actually a totally unintentional recreation of the earlier photo!)

We spent most of our days just messing about in the field (the rope swing was a favourite past-time) or reading or going for walks or knitting 

or going for walks AND knitting!

And one of the surprising highlights of the week for the children were the regular visit from these fellows:

The children carefully named the cows:
there was Henry, Frankie, Archie, Goalie (see the muddy knees), as well as Pirate and Lonely (no photos of them sadly)

and then there was Fred..................
"this" is Fred

 and so is "this"

in fact, all the black cows with white faces that didn't have any outstandingly different features, were called Fred - all 30 of them! ;o)

It was a really lovely holiday and we were very sad to leave - but hopefully we'll be able to go back again soon.

Next time I'll tell you about a very special birthday outing that we had while we were away!


trash said...

What a gorgeous farmhouse holiday place Locket, am beginning to wish I had forced Maria into that detour back from Birmingham!

Poor old Lonely, no one even bothered to take his picture, no wonder he is so named!

And also Missus Walkieknitter, have you become more blonder? Just askin'...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely holiday! Hope you watched where you were putting your feet whilst keeping an eye on your knitting though... Lots of cows = Lots of pats!

Shell x

Leila said...

This looks like such a lovely family holiday!
Loved the pic of you walking and knitting, that's true dedication!

Joy said...

I just read Trashie's post and she's sitting at the beach doing her knitting too lol.
What a lovely holiday you've had ... looks idyllic, and I love the way you've recreated the photos, how spesh!!
JOy :o)

silverpebble said...

Who's that smiley holiday lady? Oh! It's you!

It sounds like pure bliss. SO relaxing. I bet Dot cooked up a storm. Talking of Dot, I have a small someone here (currently asleep) who keeps asking after her, and Fred and Daisy.

dottycookie said...

Now, that does look like a lovely holiday. We have had far too little just sitting about and relaxing here this summer!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh How Exciting!!! You look so cute standing there knitting. And the little Lockets look like they're having a wonderful time!

wonderwoman said...

lovely pics Mrs Locket and lovin' the hair - gawjus! I have enough trouble sitting knitting, let alone walking and knitting!!!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful destination!! I totally love the recreated photos!! Such a sweet memory!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful destination!! I totally love the recreated photos!! Such a sweet memory!!

Gina said...

Of course we missed you! It looks like a lovely holiday. And your hair is looking very pretty!

French Knots said...

What a wonderful hideaway, perfect for a family holiday.
Your hair is looking very sunkissed, did you sneak off to the South of France and forget to tell us?!xx

Helen said...

Happy Birthday for today Lovely Lucy Locket . . . . . much love Helen xxxx

Dragonfly said...

Ah, the Cotswolds. One of my most favourite places. Looks like you had a fabby time!

ladydi said...

I LOVE your recreated photos - such brilliance! And such cooperative children. Mine would have rolled their eyes and groaned. Aak! At what stage does a knitter feel confident enough to walk and knit at the same time??? I really really have to pay attention to what I'm doing or disaster strikes.

Bobo Bun said...

Looks like pure bliss I bet it was hard to leave. Now knitting and walking, I'm impressed.


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