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!