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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Winter Sun.

Pottering around. 
Time with Alex.

Time?  People talk about being time poor...spending quality time... putting your time to good use, time slipping by...running short on...So, on Sunday Alex and I spent the day together, outside, exams over, no books, no computer, actually no technology at all as our mobiles had no reception on Mt Tambourine. Bliss. Lots of bird song, cottage gardens, foodie shops, the Lavender Barn and lunch at the pub where if you don't book you'll be lucky to get a table. The landlord bought all the contents from a pub in Tunbridge Wells that was closing down to make way for a shopping mall, it only cost him 7,000 pounds for some amazing artifacts, one side of the pub is decorated in the English style, the other Irish.
I'm lucky my 16 year old daughter likes to spend time with me, it's fun exploring together.
The Irish side.
Lunch, The Fox and Hounds.

Menu gazing.

Eton Mess.

A beautiful winters' day on Tambourine.

Looking for corks for our board.
We stopped here but the gardens were only opened by appointment. 
Driving down the mountain, past the owner built houses nestled on the sides of the hills or perched on the top, smoke curling, fog swarming in, horses standing majestically in the setting sun, golden rays lighting up the green leaves making them almost transparent,  I felt that all was good where we were.


Suze said...

Lovely, lovely photographs, as usual. 'Time' well spent in viewing them.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking me on this outing. Your winter looks warmer than our summer - your daughter seems not to have a cardigan or jacket on! An unusual sight here in Aberdeen this June. And I notice a wee Scottish flag tucked above the "Irish side" of the pub - Celts unite!

Helen said...

Avalon Gardens looks and sounds lovely... what a shame that they are not opened to the general public regularly, would love to visit!

mise said...

Your daughter is beautiful, Vicki, and what a fine way to spend a day, very much the better for having a break from technology. And an Eton Mess is always a plus. Nice to meet you, and long may blogging entertain you.

PhD Journey: fire, kids, erosion said...

A teenager that hangs with Mum. Love it. I'm so reading your blog for parenting ideas!
Lovely looking spot too.

Susan said...

You think of the best ways to spend time with your gorgeous family Vicki! Such a lovely winter's day out :D)

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

What an intriguing, eclectic and varied blog which we have discovered through the warmly, 'wizardly' Suze.

We were fascinated to read of the pub, the furnishings of which, at least in part, were formerly in Tunbridge Wells, a town very close to us when we are in the UK. We imagine, from what you write, that you are now on holiday - we do hope that this is so and that you are having an enjoyable time.

Olga said...

I suspected it, but now I'm sure - you're a wonderful mother, since your grown daughter likes to spend so much time with you. She looks very pretty in these photos.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Vicki,

What a lovely time you and Alex spent together. She is a beautiful and dreamy girl, guess she's 'wise' for her age. Can see why... a loving Mom that feeds her with beauty, nature, culture... Too bad the Avalon Gardens were by appointment only; the entrance looks so inviting!
Both of you are blessed. Have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday.

Lots of love,


Felicity said...

What a terrific tour gorgeous girls!
I love your final sentence - true wisdom.

xx Felicity

deux chiens et un garcon said...

sooo warm where you are. the avalon gardens looks like a real treat.

lovely day together.


Linda said...

A very precious day with your daughter. She so obviously enjoys your company.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a lovely special day with your daughter! So full of adventure and fun.

My daughter is 11, and I have been thinking that she will at some point soon, not want to hang with me the way she used to. Still, if we have adventures like this, I think she just might!

Carla said...

Great pics, and such a wonderful weekend you seemed to have had.. Enjoy Carla

Aishwarya said...

This is my first visit to your blog and ITS WONDERFUl Vicky. I loved your COLOURFUL blog header. I am looking forward to such a holiday with my daughters 16 and 11 now in May.... away from technology and hussle bussle of a city life. It must have been a cherishing day for you and your daughter.

Take care