Monday 29 April 2013

Our visit to the UK....

Just returned from our 2 weeks in the UK. We stopped overnight in Gapennes just outside Abbeville on the way north in France. We stayed at La Nicoulette few times now, and the host Solange was very tentative, a very pleasant lady. Certainly one of the nicest places we have stayed in, along with Sarah at in Abbeville.

We arrived in Lincoln , a beautiful University City, with such amazing architecture, the Cathedral and Castle are definitely places to visit. Lincoln is also a superb shopping city with a pedestrian high street, with lots of high street stores and unique boutiques. Some delicious restaurants, especially by the Brayford, a marina with boats and plenty of Swans to admire.

During our break in the UK, we went to visit the Historic Market Town of Shrewsbury, lying on the River Severn, another lovely town to go shopping and to admire their Tudor buildings.Shrewsbury still has un unaltered medieval street plan and has over 600 Historic listed buildings.

Then back to the tranquility of Rural French Life...peace and quiet.... wildlife and the start of our wild meadow...

Monday 8 April 2013

Spring wild flowers at their best...and birds & bugs..

Here are some more beautiful wild flowers, they are too pretty to be wild... I also notice the garden crickets are out, I did notice their holes a few days ago but now actually spotted them in the soon enough their notorious chirp will be echoing around us...

Spotted some sweet little birds too, even one in my greenhouse..