Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Catch up part 2 down on the farm.

Yeay we're in the new house and as you can all imagine life's gone even more crazy than normal. No photos just yet I'm still using the laptop and everything else is on the other computer including the cable to upload new pics. This beautiful house below is up for holiday lets from the lovely farmer Joe and Izzie. It's on the same land as featherdown farm which they also run. This fab place is all theirs so every penny goes in to their pockets and helps the up keep of the farm. Hop on over to the website for a look inside. Link

Now on to our catch up...

After our stressful news about the house, getting away to the farm was just what the doctor ordered, if you haven't heard of Featherdown Farms hop on over and have a look at their website, we've been to Belle Vue farm, Poulshot, Devizes, Wiltshire two times now and it was even more lovely this time than the last. Farmer Joe and his wife Izzie made our stay very special. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. They let us put the chickens in at night and out again the next morning. It was great fun chasing the odd one or 2 around the houses in dusk lol
The sky was beautiful at dusk
Sitting watching the sun go down and taking with it all the stresses from the last few weeks.
Bringing us even closer together and looking forward to a new start (again).
Our family joined us for one of the days and Grandma enjoyed some grand-daughter time with the 2 cupcakes and 1 little muffin lol
The goats put on a show for us all and for his next trick he jumps off the roof and in to a backward flip, landing on two hoofs and falling in to a Rollie- poly lol but i never got that on camera sigh! that would of been £250 in the bag hehe!
I think the ram wanted to say something but instead he just stood and watched us feed the chickens. He looks a little like Rodders the ram over on Tracy's Cupcakes at home.
Here are the girls enjoying a morning drink. The chickens are so friendly here, we had lots of cuddles.
Lots of relaxing time was had by all
And even Lottie bunny got in on the chilling.
The chickens kept us in eggs all week and we even got to bring some home it us. Look Vanessa we took the lovely egg cosies you made and they look so cute on the shelve with my pom pom chicken one from a swap.
I made it a home from home, hanging bunting up. Well there is always room for some bunting isn't there? hehe!
The wellies at the entrance and a warm fire roaring inside, we could of stayed forever.
But sadly all good things must come to an end and this was Daisy on our finally morning. Fast asleep and all snuggled in her hoody lol
All sleepy eyed and just waking up.
After packing up there was just time to see the chickens and collect a couple more eggs.
Molly was very happy with her warm find and pretty feather. Not to sure the chicken behind her was lol "cluck, cluck that's my feather"
Daisy came away with a warm one too.
Setting off on our journey home we stopped at my favourite little town Marlborough for sandwiches, cakes, drinks (coffee for me, yummy Costa) and a little treat.
Yummy cookie for the ride home
And a pink cupcake for miss cupcake herself.
A quick stop at a lovely little shop called Antiques & Tat, sadly their website is under construction so nothing to show apart from this rubbish photo i took while driving past. This little Aladdin's cave is well worth a visit if your ever over that way.
This lovely tin came home with me, it's so cute and was looking at me from a shelf. The last time i was in there a lot more came home but i was very good this time. I am looking forward to my next year visit in to this fabulous little shop. It's fast becoming a yearly stop lol Wishing the lovely lady all the best and saying hope to see her next time, off i went.

I hope you are all still awake and that i haven't bored you to sleep hehe! it feels like it was months ago since we where there, so much has happened. I know holiday snaps can be a yawn but i hope you enjoyed ours.
I'll have a few thank yous on the next post and maybe some house photos too.
Cupcake filled dreams x


Thecraftytrundler said...

A lovely post!!! it lloks as though you all had a fantastic time!! You really do deserve iT!!
Looking foirward to seeing the new house, and how you transform it to your home!

Take care : )

Sharon xx

claire said...

Glad you had a well deserved relaxing break. We went on a featherdown farm holiday in April - it was excellent - there really is something special about the experience. I don't like camping (thats an understatement) but had the best time.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Anne at Antiques & Tat is a lovely lady - she comes to Dairy House from time to time and we always have a laugh. I'm hoping to stop at the shop on my way through Marlborough on Saturday. Have you left me anything?


claire Maraldo said...

Aww! I l love that tin - what a treasure.

Thanx for sharing your happy holiday pix. It looks like fun!.

hope you are settling in at your big new house. I must visit you soon. time has been going so fast recently.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahhh it looks like you had a fantastic time, glad you all had a lovely holiday.

Tracy x said...

such wonderful pictures of the girls as always - they are growing so fast!
sending you all lots of love and i will email for a catch up soon - i also need your new address as a parcel of new home treats needs to be sent :)
t x

Shabby Chick said...

That looks like a brilliant holiday, the picture of your other half sat with the two little cupcakes is lovely :)

That tin is so cute, Mabel Lucie Atwell stuff is gorgeous!

Mel xxx

LissyLou said...

Great tin, beautiful house and yes i've heard alot about feather down farms -would love to go there xxx

Garden Girl said...

how funny-we were at Costa in Marlborough a couple of weeks ago as well! On route back from camping in the new forest. Did youmanage to avoid the sweet shop next door?!
Hope you're settling in now sweetie, do pop me your address when you get a sec.

Curlew Country said...

Oh you deserve such a nice break after your topsy turvy time lately. Hope things settle down for you all and this time its for a longer period.

Lots of good luck wishes!

mummybear said...

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