Friday, 1 August 2008

Stands the church clock at ten to three?

Yesterday we made a long overdue visit to The Orchard Tea Rooms in Grantchester. Their scones are legendary and it is a wonderful place to while away a few warm hours. The children can roam through willow tunnels and their parents can read the souvenir leaflets and luxuriate in Rupert Brooke's poetry. We used to go frequently when the children were tiny but somehow have fallen out of the habit.

Another habit that seems to have gone by the wayside since the summer holidays began is blogging, and reading blogs. With family visits and day trips and picnics and swimming on the horizon for the rest of August, I think I'll take the easy way out and say I'm going to have a bit of a break for a week or three (quite frankly I've been so lax recently I doubt you'll notice the difference.)

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer so far, and talk to you soon!

27 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break with the little cookies. I hope you have lots of sunny days and come back to blogging soon :)

    xxxx

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  2. Enjoy your summer! I, too, have been sluggish in the blog department. 'Tis the season, I guess. Have fun!!

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  3. Oh to be swimming in the river at granchester... a childhood haunt of mine! Have fun in the sun and see you soon!

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  4. Have a wonderful break and if I spot anyone daring to cross the Sussex borders sporting a Barbie sheet I'll know it's you!! Hope you get to the Badgers tearooms.

    Do you know it's really funny I was reading about the Orchard tearooms only yesterday in my book (The dusty answer by Rosamund Lehmann) and promising myself that I would one day like to visit
    Kimx

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  5. Enjoy the holidays and see you when term resumes.

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  6. Just catching up with my blog reading and its all quite out there in blogland, I think we are all too busy living the life...Look forward to hearing about your adventures at the end of the holidays...

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  7. Oh we will too miss you!!! Have a wonderful break!

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  8. Your science, baking and gorgeous crafts will be missed! Enjoy your break - hope it's relaxing and you have some lovely times with the smalls. Looking forward to hearing about it in a few weeks' time. Emma x

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  9. hope you have a really relaxing summer and blog break.
    that cafe looks lovely, we might be braving going south for the bank holiday weekend, it might be just the sort of place that would convince me that I can face driving down the A1.......

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  10. Have a wonderful summer holiday! K x

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  11. It is hard to fit it all in isn't it? Enjoy your break and 'see' you when you return!

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  12. Enjoy your picnics and paddling... hope there are lots of happy sunny days with the little cookies. Will miss you... come back soon.

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  13. Have a great summer holiday. Hope to see you blogging again soon

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  14. You have to make the most of every moment and if that means time out from blogging, so be it. We'll miss you though, but look forward to a catch up whenever you get the chance.

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  15. have a glorious summer!!

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  16. have a lovely break with the most important ones really -

    we look forward to your return - refreshed and relaxed!

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  17. Have a lovely, lovely break but don't forget about us completely! We'll be here when you get back! Take care and have fun, Lucy x

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  18. have a nice relaxing break, look forward to seeing you back as have not long discovered you!

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  19. Be enjoying your summer break...blogland is still alive and we'll be here ;o) Oh, to go to Grantchester...one day I hope! Happy Days ((HUGS)

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  20. Happy Holidays! Thank you for the link to the orchard tea garden I have saved it for the A level English students as they study WW1 poetry amongst which is Rupert Brooke. Jane x

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  21. You can't stop blogging now!!!! I stumbled upon your blog and I love it, you've given me so many ideas for the summer holidays! What am I going to do now??!!

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  22. I'm the same with blogging and blog reading.
    Enjoy your break and we'll see more of you when the summer hols are over!

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  23. Enjoy your break! I think the time you get to devote to family, friends without the pressure of the school clock ticking is just too precious. Hope you'll be back soon, happy and with lots to share.

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  24. I hope you are having a great time with the girls Val!

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  25. Enjoy your break! Blogging doesn't come easily with good weather and holidays, does it?

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