21 July 2013

Home Away from Home

Toff and Georgie's home in the Cotswolds

I depart for the U.K. tomorrow for my 34th visit. I first came to that Sceptered Isle in January of 1978 and I can't explain how much I value all the time I've had and friends that I've made...I love being a part of this tiny village and the community that continues to welcome me. I always think that i should arrange a show somewhere with Toff, but then there is tea to drink and cake to eat and plums to pick and before I know it, I'm back on the plane home! But I'm open to suggestions...
Hollyhocks!
Parry, my arch enemy. I have 5 lbs. of peanuts for you, pal.
The old bottle kiln at Winchcombe.
I'll be recording my cider friends history.
Important to avoid the sheep poo.

6 comments:

Hannah said...

You might not be escaping much heat the way it is here at the moment. It's a British summer that we haven't seen in a long long time.

Anna M. Branner said...

Have a great and RELAXING trip Dan!

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds wonderful.

cookingwithgas said...

Hollyhocks!!!!!
Sheep!!!!
Old kilns........!!!!
Cider....... what is not to like?

gallagherpots said...

Have a wonderful trip! I met Parry while I was there :) He was sunning himself in a cage outside the shop. Loved him! Also left with a ton of damsons from Toff's tree. Mmmmmm.

Grace D said...

Hope your trip is great! Looking forward to updates.