Berry picking round two- the bump edition!


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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!

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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.

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^^ 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.

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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?

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  • Jennifer

    You certainly made the most of the little sunshine we did get! These berries look delicious – I always think they taste that little bit better when you know you’ve picked them yourself. I haven’t been to a pick-your-own in years, but we do get an amazing blackberry crop in our garden and in the local parks here.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Polly Rowan

    Aw it made me feel kind of emotional looking at your last post and then this one! It must be so special to be expecting your first baby at the same time as celebrating your first year anniversary. Lovely photos!

    I am getting married this time next year and I hope we have similar weather! Fingers crossed.

  • Lauren S

    I really need to go berry picking, such a lovely experience and 7 weeks!? A year since your lovely wedding photos?! Time is flying!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • April @ aprileveryday

    Aww, we just went strawberry picking last weekend too! It’s like our yearly tradition that as soon as the farmshop opens the fields to strawberries that we must go – like it’s not summer until we’ve gone haha! We were a little later this year, but we got a mega harvest! It’s a shame that you didn’t get that many strawberries, but those raspberries look delicious!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Laura Jane Atelier

    I would love to go berry picking! Your dress is so cute

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    What lovely pictures! I love berry picking, and this is such a fabulous looking spot! xxx

  • Matilda

    Fruit picking is the best, it’s been a summer tradition in my family since I was really little. Such gorgeous photos and so exciting to think that next year you will have a little baby with you! xx

  • emily couture

    I love going berry picking! Amazing photos :)

    emily xx

  • Day Dreaming Foodie

    I have such fond memories of berry picking as a child. Unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to find anywhere in Northern Ireland that you can go and pick your own! I am pretty sure its down to our damp surroundings…

  • woodenwindowsills

    Oh HEY bump! Looking so beautiful in these Rosie! Fab that it was a sunny day too, we really haven’t had many this year so far and today is pretty chilly! Alice xx

  • Michelle

    Well, Baby is cooking up a treat in there! So ridiculously exciting and you’re looking incredibly well and relaxed here.

    I haven’t picked a berry in a field for years – wait, do blackberries pilfered from hedgerows count? Maybe they do count. So just ignore me.
    M x

  • Kayleigh

    I’ve always wanted to go berry picking, looks like so much fun and I have such a big love for strawberries! Lovely photos and outfit Rosie :)
    Kayleigh |

  • Polly Cat

    Lovely photos Rosie – you look fab:) I have lots of happy memories of going fruit picking as a child… I seem to remember I even went apple picking in an orchard once! And I really hope the weather picks up soon too! x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

  • WhatLydDid

    I am SO excited to see photos around July 2018 when you will have a tiny, toddling helper with whom to pick more berries!

  • Hanna Berbres

    Your bump is so cute! Seems like you had a lovely day, congratulations on your first anniversary!

  • Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    My parents live nearby a strawberry field that allows self-picking too… Such a great way to spend time!

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    That looks like such a nice day! I love your hat as well Rosie :)

  • Sharmeen

    Hi Rosie. I think I saw you earlier today walking through Guildford town. We met at a bloggers’ meetup years ago but I wanted to say congratulations and you looked great. :)

    • Rosie

      Ahh how funny, we were in Guildford that day doing a bit of shopping! Thanks so much Sharmeen, hope you’re well! :) x

  • Lifestyle Lodestar

    I used to go strawberry picking as a child and this article bought back good memories .
    I must find a nearby farm and do this again.

  • Immy May

    Happy anniversary lovely people! That time seems to have flown by! I used to absolutely love berry picking back on the Isle of Wight when I was a nipper, I would love to go again! You are looking absolutely fabulous also, SO excited for you! Immy x

  • Sir N Maam

    Congrats! You look fab. The outfit looks lovely.

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Awww, you look so beautiful, Rosie, and I adore your outfit. This is the cutest!

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