O N E Y E A R O N .
If you can believe it, it’s mine and Jason’s first wedding anniversary this weekend. Isn’t that just ridiculous?!
I’m not sure where on earth this past year has disappeared to…though I’m pretty sure the speed at which the last 8 months have flown past has something to do with that bump up there…
In the final couple of weeks before my wedding last July, my sister and I took an afternoon out to head to Crockford Bridge Farm for a spot of berry picking. And the experience was such a lovely one, we decided to do it all over again this year!
The farm sells all sorts of Pick Your Own produce- strawberries, raspberries, runner beans, carrots- but we decided to head straight to the berry fields.
It turned out that, pretty and promising as the strawberry fields looked, the rain had made the crop a little less than plentiful this year! It kind of made me feel a bit better about how sloooowwwllyyyy our own little garden wall planter of strawberries is coming along…
We gathered a small handful, and then moved along to the raspberry fields instead.
^^ Oh, new (TOTAL bargain) maternity dress! And hello 8 month bump! This baby only has 7 or so weeks left to cook, and I can’t quite believe it! ^^
The raspberry fields were overflowing with ripe fruits, so much so that it was hard to stay restrained and not fill punnet after punnet with dark red berries!
It was so, so lovely to chatter away as we picked from the raspberry bushes in the sunshine- the first full day of sunshine in ages, it felt like! This summer’s weather hasn’t been a patch on last, and it’s made me so thankful for the beautiful sunshine we enjoyed last July during the week of our wedding.
With punnets full, we paid for our bounty (plus a scoop each of gelato from the lovely ice-cream shop by the farm entrance), and then were on our merry way home before the clouds rolled in for the late afternoon.
It was the most summery day we’ve had so far this year, and it made me so very happy!
Is there some petition or something we can sign, do you reckon, to get the sunshine to stick around?