Friday, 28 August 2009

Lie ins and photos...............

What happens when you have a lie in (the first one for months), and before washing your hair you get up to make your Lovely Hubby a spot of toast and another cup of coffee before he starts a day of attaching his wire to his newly erected fence posts.............
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Well there I was sat reading 'Heat' magazine (my gossipy bad habit) and drinking the coffee and eating the toast with LH when what should happen but a nifty little Fiat 500 pulls up outside the farmhouse, we both go to the window and watch as a young chap climbs out puts on a pair of trainers and goes to the boot of his car. 'Who's this' we both say simultaneously and then as he pulls a camera and large zoom lens out of the car boot the penny finally drops...............the photographer to take our photos to go with the interview that LH did last week for Llantra.
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I fly upstairs and wash my hair while LH keeps him chatting and fills him in on our life on the farm, they decide on the shots needed and I waft ladylike downstairs to be told 'put on your wellies and come and sit on the log pile'.
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So we spent a strange hour posing sitting on logs,watering tomatoes in the PT and pretending to knock in fence posts whilst all the time trying to keep the chickens around us, the dogs within shot and beaming smiles on our faces. Then it was time to pose in the kitchen, sat around the table with our (empty) coffee mugs in front of us as though we had just sat down after a hard days work, all the time being told to 'smile your biggest smile'.
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Then it was time for him to go on his way, taking with him the address of this blog and leaving us with his email address so we can keep in touch.
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Then feeling quite shell-shocked, it was time to put the wellies on for real and get out there, LH doing his fencing and me weeding and re-planting in the PT.
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Life is strange here on the farm and just when we think things may get 'normal' and we will be in a routine a lovely spanner is thrown in the works. I wouldn't change it for the world.
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(The picture at the top is my pickings from this morning, all waiting to be made into Damson and Crab Apple jam, my next tasks on the list.)
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Sue xx

5 comments:

  1. lol, why is it when you get a chance to relax something like that happens?!?

    You'l have to try and get some of the pics on here when they come out - would be great to see them!

    Hope you have a great weekend :-)

    Rose XXX

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  2. Oh My, what a shock for you.
    Had to laugh at the comment about you needing to wear your biggest smile - I'd have looked like I was half baked!

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  3. Hello Sue
    How funny, it made me laugh out loud - especially having to go wash your hair before the photos!!
    Shame he didn't leave the fiat 500 as a gift - I LOVE those little cars!
    Happy jam making - damson and apple - delicious!
    Denise x

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  4. Love reading your antics ! Still hen-less waiting for their house to come.

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  5. This is very funny. I recently had to pose for pictures in our olive grove here in New Zealand, because I was interviewed for a local magazine about my blog. Fortunately I wasn't surprised by the photographer's arrival!

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