Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Mum came over for the weekend and we decided to make the most of the sun.  This Indian Summer is a sheer delight and it wont be long before we are lighting the log burner and toasting our tootsies but knew we had to make the most of the weekend by visiting our nearest National Trust house Canons Ashby and take a walk around the gardens.

There they make the moistest apple and cinamon fruit cake which they serve with cream.  Of course that is mine.

These pears were just ripe for the picking but we resisted the urge to go scrumping.
Lovely last summer roses.

The trees are just beginning to turn which only means one thing autumn is on its way.

Lets hope we get to keep the sun a little longer.  Mind you Autumn with its falling leaves has its appeal too, what do you think?


  1. Hi Debbie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog - and alerting yours, always nice to find a new (to me) blog to read! Looks like you had a lovely day out, the weather in September has been great, just would have liked it in July! It's definitely Autumnal now; the cars are covered with a thick dew in the mornings. Brrr, I hope my coal delivery arrives soon.
    Hen x

  2. Hello Debbie

    What a great day out! I have been a National Trust member for years and love spending a day out visiting different places. That cake souns delicious!
    I love Autumn espcially on a sunny day, there is a certain glow to the light. The changing of the colours is beautiful to see on the trees.
    I hope that you are having a good weekend.
    Isabelle x

  3. We've just had a lovely day out at Winkworth Arboretum,also National Trust.The leaves havn't turned there yet,but it will be stunning when they do!


  4. Canons Ashby looks beautiful as always. It's worth a visit just for the home made cakes !
    Ann x


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