Travelling Tales…New England and a bit..

I had visions of sweet summer days, lounging on my porch,
eating blueberries, reading books, writing blog posts, 
listening to birds and contemplating life.
It is all possible at Tahilla Farm.

But for me? 
Fat chance.

It has been a case of  

It started with visions of spring soon after I arrived from Vietnam
and wandering through the fields in the wee hours 
of the morning in my bathrobe and wellies…
because I can.

and then I hit the road…
to leafy Connecticut for a brief stopover with Mrs. H Sr.

before I headed to Pennsylvania 
to pick up my youngest daughter, 
Miss Claire, from college. 

Where we had hugs and then words…
when I looked at what she intended to put into storage
and take home with us. 

We drove back to Connecticut 
and hopped on the train to New York City
for a brief but fun-filled visit...

which included the outrageously devine 
frozen hot chocolate
Miss Claire kindly shared. ;)

The sugar high gave us just the momentum we needed...

Isn't New York the most wonderful city?

I reckon every trip deserves a few brown paper packages.

I bought these coat/hat hooks for Tahilla Farm at Anthroplogie.

and then we were in the car again…
by way of Vermont..for about 10 minutes

before finally rolling back into Tahilla Farm in New Hampshire.

When I returned, I bought a few Adirondack
chairs and placed them in my favourite spots.

and contemplated the grass growing in the new fields.
I decided it is not a good idea to stand and watch grass grow.

but it was fun to see our Lily of the Valley blossom..

and discover French lilacs growing behind our barn. 

I regularly stop at our stony brook..

and carry on, looking for signs of summer.

I did manage to build a hammock and was quite
proud of myself…as it took all of five minutes.
I am having a love affair with L.L. Bean at the moment.


Oh yes..and I bought a car.
The Subaru seems to the the 
"it" car in these parts of New Hampshire.
I decided the good people of New Hampshire
know best about driving on country roads 
in all types of weather.

I am still learning about country life
and have a long way to go. More on that later.
The stories are mounting...

But first, I have to go to Boston to pick up Mr. H.
He is visiting for a week…I have so much to tell him!

I am slowly catching up on blog life, but not as 
frequently…I expect life to settle down in a week or so.
I look forward to saying hello and telling you about
a little giveaway. ;)

Best wishes to one and all
and thank you so much for your continued
support and readership.

As I always say, 

Jeanne xx

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