Isn't this a pretty picture? I took this photo way back in June and duly uploaded it to my computer ready for a blog post and there it has sat completely forgotten until now.
So as I sit here in the attic listening to the rain pitter-pattering on the roof lets indulge in some early summer sunshine and cupcakes.
If my memory serves me right I was going to try and make a new blog header photo for MarmaladeRose and since I'd been very busy making fabric cupcakes for Milkchurn Cottage I thought they would be perfect for the photo shoot. (Get me, 'photo shoot')
So out into the sunshine I popped, setting up my usual little outdoor corner with my favourite garden chair. (Yes it is as comfortable as it looks, excellent for a little snooze in the sunshine.)
Much snapping of photos and rearranging of cakes and plates took place.
There was plumping of cushions and grumbling at clouds blocking the precious sunshine.
Lets step back a bit...
and take in the full scene. I bet the neighbours thought I was completely loopy clicking away at a plate of cakes and an armchair, lol!
We have a cracking view of Wensleydale from the top of our hill although we do pay for it in winter; Wonderful Man says it's like the Arctic Tundra up here! For any that don't know the word, 'cracking' is a colloquialism for 'wonderful or fantastic'. We live just up the road from the Wensleydale Creamery where the famous cheese is made and several of their lorries have a picture of Wallace and Gromit on the side saying 'Cracking cheese, Gromit!'
The little steeple you can see is the old bell tower of the primary school. They still ring a hand bell at the start of the school day, it sounds lovely with the children's laughter in the background.
This is the finished photo. I thought this one had it all: The cupcakes, the view and space for the word 'MarmaladeRose' across the top of the picture..