Treat – Word of the Week

It’s been a good week. Crammed full of moments to make me smile.  Adventures had. Memories made. A soul soothed. I hadn’t realised how much we needed it. Isn’t that often the way?

We’ve been away to Wales for an extra long weekend. Time spent messing around on the beach and in the water. Ambling along coastal paths and taking in the views. There was a boat trip to see seals, too.

We had gourmet treats. A surprisingly good Chinese takeaway, which makes a move to Wales seem even more attractive. Also, a much looked forward to seafood meal. Not forgetting welsh cakes, of course.

We visited a woollen mill, which pleased my geeky crafting side. Plus the water wheel from the mill, gave a chance for a discussion on clean energy with the children.It was good to have time away. We’re back now. Most of the washing is now clean, dry and folded away. Memories made and we’re gearing up for school starting next week.

Back to reality. I can feel the shift in the garden too. We’ve had our first sweetcorn. Sweet and juicy, in a way that a shop-bought cob never could be. I picked a big bowl of blackberries, an apple from the orchard and made fruit crumble last night. The first crumble heralds the start of autumn for me. It was delicious.

The beans have really got going. I can see meals of beans ahead. The children eat the French beans straight from the plant. So fresh. I’m not sure what ratio they work with, but must be about 5 beans in the pot, one to crunch. The blackberries are more a one-to-one set up. One in the pot. One in my mouth. I don’t mind in the least. So long as they are eating them, one way or another. A nice change from salad, which has seen us through the summer.

It does feel like we are tipping gently into autumn. Bringing more treats from the garden and fun times ahead. A few days left of the holidays. Just enough time to add more adventures before they go back.

Joining in the Anne’s word of the week linky. I’m going for the word “Treat”.

13 thoughts on “Treat – Word of the Week

  • Friday 30 August, 2019 at 10:24 am

    A holiday is always a treat. I love Wales, it’s so peaceful and beautiful. I’m glad you had a lovely break.
    thanks for linking up to #wotw

  • Friday 30 August, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I would love to visit Wales someday. It seems so exotic! The produce from your garden looks yummy. Any week that you can sum up with the word “treat” has to be a good one!

  • Friday 30 August, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    We love Wales! We have a holiday home near Cardigan and spend a lot of time there. The coastal path is stunning. Always a ‘treat’ whenever we go 🙂 #wotw

    • Friday 6 September, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Definitely a treat.

  • Friday 30 August, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Holidays are the best! I’ve noticed the gradual shift towards Autumn this week too – it won’t be long before we’re making delicious fruit crumbles as well! x

    • Friday 6 September, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Don’t fight the urge to make fruit crumble. Ever!

  • Friday 30 August, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Ahh! It sounds like you had a lovely time in Wales.
    The seafood meal looks so good! I bet you were in your element in the woollen mill. We are going blackberry picking over the weekend x

    • Friday 6 September, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      It was lovely and the food was great too.

  • Monday 2 September, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I remember plenty of Welsh caravan holidays as a child.
    Looks like you all had a great time!

    • Friday 6 September, 2019 at 3:20 pm

      We were in a lovely area.

  • Wednesday 4 September, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Lots of lovely treats and seeing the photos of your lovely seafood meal and the harvest from your garden is making me feel hungry! I’m not surprised that your kids want to eat those beans straight from the plant – I would too! So nice that they enjoy them. We’ve been picking blackberries this week too. Glad you had a lovely time in Wales – what a nice way to end the summer holidays. #WotW

    • Friday 6 September, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      There is nothing like harvesting your own food from the garden.

  • Wednesday 4 September, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    It so feel like autumn now, but I love this time of year just find it hard letting go of the sunshine. It looks like you have had the best time Cheryl, family time is just the best I love my travels but being somewhere with my family is my favourite thing ever. And omg that seafood salad looks incredible x

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