Although I was working in the Veggie Patch for quite a while yesterday I forgot completely to take my camera over with me, so I have no pictures for you yet, instead here are a couple of photos showing what we bought on Saturday when we went to the Berkshire Country Fayre.
We really splashed out and treated ourselves to a gorgeous Burr Oak Cheese/Bread board, lovingly hand made by a local chap. Chatting to him about his wares was wonderful, you could feel the love of the wood shining through in every word, you just need objects made with so much love and care in your home don't you...well we did. He wrapped it lovingly in new bubblewrap and slid it ever so gently into a brand new glossy red carrier bag and then gave us explicit instructions on how to care for it, it was as if he were handing over a new born kitten. Simply wonderful.
And at the other extreme I picked up for a couple of pounds this sweet little jug and bowl from a little 'pop up' antiques stall, quickly wrapped in manky old newpaper and stuffed into a dirty carrier bag before I even had time to say I would use the bag I already had. It's destined to be filled with many strawberries and much cream as soon as my little plants give up their fruit. It's there the fruit, on each plant the delightful clusters of tiny strawberries, we just need a couple more weeks of sunshine and a bit of rain to bring on the true taste of an English Summer.
Back off to the Veggie Patch now, and today I be mainly planting Courgettes (said with a nice Devon accent or as close as I come to doing one). And I'll take the camera - promise!!