There’s something quite magical having your days off during the week. The idea of a weekend spent with the family on a nice sunny and quiet Saturday, packing up lunch and heading to the hill over the town sounds just waaay too good to be true sometimes. And when you live in a rather crowded area it is almost every time. All the people gathering at the same places, all the noise and the traffic are more than you can actually handle on a day off.
So here comes the magic and the piece of a nice mid-week getting together.
This time, we headed to the local farm to pick some fresh strawberries and raspberries. That was our first “pick your own fruits” happening on a British land. A while back, when we were kids this was an inevitable (and really enjoyable) activity over our summer holidays visiting grandparents in the countryside.
While driving to the farm, which was only a 10-minute drive from home, we were passing cute little villages with traditional pubs and antique shops, manoeuvring through narrow country side roads. The weather was perfect, there was no queueing or anything so we grabbed our baskets and got lost into the green strawberry and raspberry fields.
And when we headed back home, happy smiles were covering our faces just as we were kids again helping our grandmothers in the garden. And the smell coming from the fresh fruits baskets on the back seats of the car was amazing.
Back at home while washing and preparing the fruits to make a strawberry jam I was having serious difficulties of not putting every second strawberry into my mouth and ending up with no jam at all.
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