This is Piglet, named unsurprisingly by Oliver, hatched this morning- the children are thrilled and Foggy is a very proud Mummy!! Happy Birthday Piglet!! Another one on the way!.... #piglet #pekin #chick #justhatched #canwecallitpiglet #chicksofinstagram
Evening run, head clear, now homeward bound - love our estate! #lovewhereyoulive #eveninglight #eveningrun #nofilter #nationaltrust #mindfulrunning #running #beautiful #happy #picoftheday #summer #nature #fitness #life #motivation #healthy #workout #inspiration
Lemon drizzle hot out of the Aga! 😋
Shelling the harvest, you will have to excuse me finger in the shot, the children LOVE shelling peas and practically fight to shell the most usually pinging a few across the table in the process - truth be told there were lots more that should have been in the bowl but instead were popped into greedy little mouths. They are delicious, sweet, tender and full of sunshine - no cooking required and I don’t think those that did make the bowl will see the sun set! These are our first peas of the season and they are scrumptious! Happy children, happy harvest!
You can smell this before you can see it! Glorious honeysuckle! The bees rather liked it too!
Today is our 5 year birthday of moving into Cider House! Goodness what a journey! It was very orange, with lots of stencils, murals, hessian on the walls no lights in the Drawing Room, Hallway, Stairs or Landing and a perfectly painted black and white check staircase! We had never redecorated a room let alone renovated a whole house! It didn’t rain for 6 weeks from when we arrived and we swam in the river with the dogs every day. Planning, listed building consent, surveys - oh the surveys! On the 28th October our builders moved in and on 2nd November our son was born! Our daughter Bella (3) thought the builders far more entertaining! For the first 3 months we usually had 2 out of 3 of hot water, heating or electricity.... 8months later we opened - I will never mock anyone who cannot choose a paint colour or stick to a budget! We love where we live and we love what we do - The National Trust Buckland Abbey Estate is a magical place to live! We have welcomed hundreds of guests many returning each year at their favourite time or times! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to us, to our fabulous team who are beyond amazing and to our lovely guests who love Cider House almost as much as we do! 🎂🍾🥂
Hatched yesterday! 24hrs old, clever Mummy duck was very proud of her 11 babies this afternoon!
Love where you live
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