it's a long time since we had a weekend with nothing much planned but last weekend was one of these rare occasions.
Little H was out all day Saturday with Scouts on an orienteering sort of thing so after dropping him off at Rivelin Valley early morning we had the rest of the day to do as we pleased.
So we do what we always do when spoiled for choice we went for some lunch.
There is a lovely little tea room in an antiques centre in the village of Cawthorne which is not too far away, the antique centre isn't really much to write home about but the tea room does really nice home made soup and cakes.
Cawthorne is a gorgeous village in Barnsley next to Cannon Hall which is also worth a visit although we didn't stop by today.
The village post office looking suitably patriotic
After a quick mooch around the antiques (I use this term loosely as a lot of the stuff is new) we tucked into Home made leek and potato soup and a round of sandwiches, followed by lemon cake and flapjack washed down with a cuppa served in lovely china, I should have really taken a few snaps but I was far too busy eating!!!
There is also a lovely walk up to the church
past my favourite allotments
through the woods
OOOPS! highly unsuitable footwear
There are plenty of houses to swoon over and if you are lucky a peek through the windows as you are passing!
This has got to be my favourite house in the world EVER.
Sunday was another lazy(ish) day although we were up at the crack of dawn for the local car boot, not much in the way of treasure but did manage to pick up a few bits and bobs that I will reveal in another post.
A trip to the local garden centre on the hunt for a plum tree remained fruitless... Pardon the pun! as it seems full size plum trees are much harder to come by than we imagined, with most of the ones being offered in garden centres being grafted onto a dwarf rootstock which only grow up to 2-3 metres in 10 years, well that just doesn't cut the mustard for me as I want a huge tree that hopefully one day will provide enough plums to make a tonne of jam!
The sun shone down on us for most of the day so we managed to get a little bit further with the gardening, the planting hole is now ready for the plum tree, providing we ever get one.
The fence posts are here and the panels have been ordered, so it's onwards and upwards and hopefully the next job will be the chicken run fingers crossed.
I also had a little bit of making time so the plan is to fill up the shelves in my Etsy shop so do pop over and have a gander over the next few days
off now to do a trial run for my stall at this weekend's craft fair