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The story of 2 beans, 3 cameras, several animals and a pilaff!

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On a beautiful day, under a perfect blue sky, out in the countryside our story begins…

The only sad thing is, one person was missing! So Lulu this is for you and I really hope you will be better soon.

I wonder if you can guess where we were, here is a clue… these little stars are growing on a trellis!

And in case you needed another clue: how about this perfect flower?

But first

EMERGENCY!!!! HELP!!!! the cutest little puppy Shula is lost!
so out we all go searching, hedges, gardens under the cars…………….

but she was safe and sound, found in her owner’s bed!!!

here she is with one of the search party:

I think she wants the camera Kasia:

So now its time for lunch ~ what a feast!

Monmouthshire’s answer to Usain Bolt ~ the pizza-bread frisbee throwing champion?

We couldnt miss out on the bargain plant stall:

And of course a salute to the polytunnel:

A little shot of the lovely trellis:

You must be wondering why such a strange title by now, we are coming to that ~ but first a walk, wouldn’t mind this for a home with a view:

Is this canal magic ~ it was so pretty, the sky was blue [the canal water wasnt!!]

Are you sitting comfortably? Then our story can begin:

There were once 3 cameras [well 2 + the one I have got]

and a beautiful place in the middle of the countryside

Everyone was enjoying themselves: [look at that magic blue water!]

I would like you to know this is absolutely NOT my alcohol supply arriving!

So where shall we go now? fast forward to Kasia’s lovely terrace and here are the pots and cans!! [sorry can!]

hmmmm whats that you are sitting on Kasia? and where did you say the sunset will be?

These are just spectacular, and the scent!!

And now back to the story, back in the car and off we go, couldnt miss out this photo!

The very friendly and beautiful Kia:

and Billy the kid:

So where exactly are these two beans???? better go and look:

just another little shot this time with a twirl, they are SO photogenic!

2013 a good vintage Stevie?

AHA!!!! the essential ingredients….

And the very best two bean pilaff ever!

Kasia and Stevie that was such a brilliant day, I absolutely loved it! Thank you so very much, it was just fantastic and no, I didn’t want it to end but I’m hoping there will be another time very soon, just as soon as you are better Lulu!!?

p.s. I meant to add, thank you so much for the plants Kasia and Stevie, they are really lovely; the brownies were fabulous and that sundried tomato bread is lovely ~ im just eating it for my tea, thank you both again.

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Lovely super dooper blog Sticki, so glad you enjoyed it. thanks for coming down, was great to see you and kasy, so sorry lulu couldn't make it, but fab day : )

21 Aug, 2012

 

Great photos........Love the one of Shula and Stevie.
And the dinner table and box of condiments, did I see chutney! Also love Kasy's spot, at the end of her garden, sitting on a shelf/bench thingy?

When I finally DO make it to yours Stevie I will bring a bean or three.and maybe, if you're very lucky an orange bowl!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely blog Sticki looks like you all had a fab time:)

21 Aug, 2012

 

Hello Nana!

21 Aug, 2012

 

I like that one too lulu : ) and yes there was some chutney, a tin of baked beans n those mini sausages was on standby in case you could make it ; )
I think the shelf/bench thingy was prototype No3, strong isn't it ; )
Looking forward to you coming : )
hello Nana as well : )

21 Aug, 2012

 

Looks like fun, sticki... great weather too.
I have to say this now, thought it so many times, Stevie, you are uncannily like one of my brother-in-laws to look at, I do a double take whenever I see a pic of you...

21 Aug, 2012

 

thanks stevie, i thoroughly enjoyed myself, great day

thanks lulu, believe or not my sister made the chutney!!

thank you nana, it was a really lovely time....and hello from me too.

it was great fun thank bamboo ~ we laughed a lot, we talked a lot we took [too many] photos, and we ate a lot!!! lovely day.

did you know you had a double stevie?

21 Aug, 2012

 

Who?
Strong.you are naughty STT!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Stevie's not got a Geordie accent, has he, Sticki...

21 Aug, 2012

 

no definitely not, stevie goes geordie ~ that would be fun

perhaps he can do a geordie accent!!??

21 Aug, 2012

 

LOL, not!
Was going to add a silly footnote...........but thought better of it!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Not related then - my brother inlaw is a Geordie. But they're soooo similar...

21 Aug, 2012

 

has your brother in law got the same sense of humour?

21 Aug, 2012

 

Hmm, probably not - he's got a sense of humour for sure, but not quite the same as Stevie's. That's when I can understand what he says anyway, lol (I mean my BIL, not Stevie)

21 Aug, 2012

 

Looks like a good day was had Sticki :)

21 Aug, 2012

 

It was really lovely day Sticki and I am so glad you could come. So sad Lulu couldn't make it but we were talking about her often.
Lovely pictures - glad you liked my tiny garden.
It was the first time I was really testing my potting/photography bench - it is really strong and solid, lol. Couldn't do my propagating and repotting without it now;-)
Will do my blog asap - promise:)

21 Aug, 2012

 

I will make it next time! x
potting/photography bench is really cool!

21 Aug, 2012

 

Hello Stevie and Lulu not been on the site as much as usual day off tomorrow and doing a bit in the garden:)

21 Aug, 2012

 

The canal photos are really lovely and peaceful and that pilaff looks delicious. You obviously had a great day. Shula is adorable and I took a shine to Kia and Billy as well. Sorry to hear you've been poorly,Lulu and hope you're feeling better now.

21 Aug, 2012

 

i like the geordie accent bamboo, i dont think stevie has a local type accent?

great day thanks dawnsaunt

i loved your garden kasy, very healthy plants and beautifully arranged, looking forward to your blog!

i DO hope so lulu!!

hope you enjoy your time in the garden nana

thanks tuesday bear, the pilaff was really delicious, i shall have a go at making it myself very soon i think.

21 Aug, 2012

 

Aww Kia is so adorable! What a fab blog and get well soon wishes from me to Lulu too - summer colds are such a drag, esp when we've had so few nice days to enjoy :-(

21 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely blog and super photos. Glad you had a good day together. Seeing the goat, we used to have two, Ebony and Katie, when we had our smallholding. Grapevines and home made wine, brings back some memoirs of the last house where we had a white and a red vine. Now we just do elderflower wine. Beautiful dog, love huskies. Hope Lulu recovers soon. Take care.

22 Aug, 2012

 

she is a beautiful dog julie, so friendly too! thank you julie, it was lovely to see the sun that day!

thanks linda, its like charging the batteries, so relaxing, and really good fun.

22 Aug, 2012

 

WOWOW!!!! What a beautiful place :-))) I love the floating (banca ) and the garden of Kasy very lovely , and the dogs and billy the kid ,wow its very nature, and the passion flower of Stevie, sooo pretty:-)))) always wonderful blogs Sticki:-)))

23 Aug, 2012

 

its a really lovely place, thanks junna, its so quiet and peaceful too.

23 Aug, 2012

 

What beautiful scenery Sticki ...wouldn't mind the food too. Who do all the animals belong to apart from the beautiful Kia?:-)

25 Aug, 2012

 

thank you BA, its a lovely place isnt it? and you are right ~ all the food was really lovely [such a treat too when you dont have to cook it yourself]

stevie might have to answer about all the animals???

25 Aug, 2012

 

Whenever I see a pretty canal boat like the one in your pic, I think I would love to live on one .... then reason sets in :-)

26 Aug, 2012

 

They look very cosy to me! But possibly a little damp?

26 Aug, 2012

 

Cold too in the winter:-(

26 Aug, 2012

 

well true but i was thinking of a nice log burner?

26 Aug, 2012

 

Seems to be lots of wood on canal boats:-(

26 Aug, 2012

 

not safe then you think???

never mind, just another one of my dreams......

26 Aug, 2012

 

Yes Sticki, must be realistic ...maybe a horse drawn caravan then:-)

26 Aug, 2012

 

no, horses scare me.

im off to those scottish islands, in a croft with a view of the sea, the mountains and the machair!!!! perfect.

26 Aug, 2012

 

I like horses and I can't swim, so you can have the boat and I'll have the caravan. Have a lovely holiday Sticki:-)

27 Aug, 2012

 

Oh I haven't got another holiday, that was just a dream! I hope you get your caravan!

27 Aug, 2012

 

I hope you get your dream:-)

27 Aug, 2012

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