Sunday, 17 October 2010

I lived to tell the tale

Last weekend we were away enjoying beautiful sunshine in Suffolk.  We sat around an open fire, and the following morning foraged in the dewy fields for these mushrooms. Idyllic.  They ended up in a soup....a brave two footed leap into the unknown.  Luckily for us, we had been shown how to identify a field mushroom and a parasol mushroom, and by the fact that we suffered no ill effects from our tasty soup I think we got it right!

We had headed to Suffolk for the annual wood fair at Ickworth House.  It is a celebration of Autumn and wood crafts.  There are huge pieces of freshly sawn wood to buy, tools and items from jewellery to furniture to tree houses to buy and commission.  Other country crafts abound against a backdrop of musicians and storytellers.  It felt magical and a celebration of Nature.

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