Through the gate:
Past the way-marker:
Down the lane:
Stopping to show off (the doll MT is newly knitted and crocheted and Nin is really pleased with it and currently carrying her doll everywhere in it):
Just a bit further:
And finally: blackberries!
Not much of a haul at this point, we we did pick enough to make some blackberry jelly (the project for tomorrow, I was too tired today). On the way home we stopped at another park (we have a few in the village):
And up and down again and again:
And a bit of a child crash on the slide (there’s not many pics with my eldest son in):
I promised to take them a while ago, on a lovely sunny Sunday when we happened to pick a few sweet blackberries. “We’ll come back tomorrow.” I promised and then it rained solidly for a week – typical for this country (although it’s also an important part of what keeps our countryside so green and beautiful 🙂 ) Nin has been waiting patiently to go blackberry picking for quite some time now. She’s seen the apples budding and then swelling on the trees and she knows that’s a sign that it’s time for blackberries. We’re now waiting a little longer for the apples to ripen so we can pick some of them too.
The plan for tomorrow is to make some jelly from the blackberries (blackberry jam is a bit to pippy for my tastes) and perhaps an apple and blackberry crumble.