My sweetheart has now been away for 4 weeks, and I miss him as much as ever. I’m trying to keep busy cooking, tending to the garden and enjoying the beauty of England.
In garden news I’ve had my very first harvest! Yay!
I even made a teeny tiny salad with black cherry tomatoes, basil and mixed lettuce from the garden, along with some aged balsamic from Italy. It was brill as the Brits would say.
Our other rose bush bloomed again this week and I bought and planted a couple new additions… the flower garden is getting there slowly :).
I’ve also gone for a few walks lately and took some photos on my walking adventures… there are just a few lingering summer poppies giving way to the first omens of fall. Blackberry bushes still seem to twine their way along most roads and pathways, ripe for the picking.
I love that many of the older homes have these characterful plaques with the house name and the year it was built. I love trying to find the oldest dates.
As the days are getting crisper I’ve taken to making soups and lighting my vanilla candles… they just make the house feel more cosy :). I also caught a rainbow out our kitchen window.
My man continues to message everyday and call when he can; he keeps me updated on his adventures through pictures. I miss him so much but being in our home helps… seeing all the little touches we’ve done together makes it feel like he’s here. He’s here in the coffee table we picked out at a charity shop, in the canvas print over the fireplace, in the garden we planted together. But I really want him home. He is my home.
It was his birthday a couple days ago and I wish I could have spent the day making him feel special. But I hope to treat him to something great when he’s back… that is if I have any money by then. I have an interview tomorrow for an awesome full-time job though so my fingers and toes are crossed!
I still can’t get over how odd it seems that I’m a Canadian here in England so that I can be with my British man who is in Africa. What is wrong with this picture! We’ll manage to be in the same country one of these days :p
Although dad will be here for a visit soon annd a girl friend from home, both in October so I have that to look forward to :).
I’ll leave you with a few photos from the other side of the world and of course some British words of the day! 😉
British Words of the Day:
dodgem: bumper car
colouring pencils: pencil crayons
craft paper: construction paper
Hank Marvin (or just “Hank”): starving ie; “I’m Hank!”
Moreish: good (especially relating to food)
budge up: move over/make room
full up: full ie; after a big meal you’d say “I’m full up!”
hanging: craving/needing badly ie; “I’m hanging for a toilet” or just “I’m hanging” (usually means hungover)
What do you fancy most about Autumn? 😉