Home animals summertime


We’ve had some lovely days out during my Hb’s time off work!

There have been visits to parks, woods, the seaside, gardens, mountains and canal tow paths.

We’ve played in mazes and with sun dials (I liked the human one best), we’ve looked down on the city from on high and over the sea towards Scotland, we’ve walked through trees, up mountains, beside rivers and canals and the sea. We’ve had lovely meals out, picnics and ice creams, there has been sunshine and showers but most of all we’ve taken time to smell the roses (and other flowers too)!


sun dial Collage






black mountain flora Collage










bangor castle Collage


bangor castle 2 Collage


I wish it could be summer all the time!!! 🙂

Photos taken at ~ Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne, Co Antrim : Black Mountain, Belfast, Co Antrim : Newry Canal Tow Path, Co Armagh : Groomsport, Co Down : Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor, Co Down : Clare Glen, Tandragee, Co Armagh

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Jane's Journal July 15, 2014 - 10:30 pm

You have really got around Vivienne and I am so pleased that the sun appeared during your Hb’s time off. Such lovely photos, the black tomatoes are amazing…I wonder if they taste as good as they look? I agree that summer is wonderful but it would have to have a Christmas day or 2 in there if it was summer all year round…LOL!! xx

knitbakecultivate July 16, 2014 - 2:45 am

Lovely photos, Looks like you did some wonderful things with your time off together, I guess its back to the normal routine now? Same for me, back to work today after 2 wonderful weeks off. T x

Marigold Jam July 16, 2014 - 7:08 am

Looks like you’ve enjoyed some lovely days out. Beautiful photos – love the black tomatoes and the orchid!

jooles July 16, 2014 - 7:31 am

Sounds absolutely wonderful, you’ve been so busy! I wish i could dip my feet in that river and just listen to it.
love Jooles x x x

ginaferrari July 16, 2014 - 7:49 am

You live in a beautiful part of the country and have obviously enjoyed your days out and about.

Elizabeth July 16, 2014 - 7:58 am

The places you have been are lovely and peaceful Vivienne, we have a tree fern like that in our garden the hot weather nearly destroyed it but with rain now it is growing again. Black tomatoes I have never seen I am sure they would taste good and full of vitamins. Glad you both had a lovely holiday. love & Blessing. Elizabeth x x

Julie July 16, 2014 - 9:38 am

Great pictures Vivienne. What fun adventures you’ve been having, thanks for sharing them x

ali July 16, 2014 - 11:09 am

some lovely photos….Northern Ireland can be quite beautiful!

B. Géraldine July 16, 2014 - 11:29 am

I agree ! Summer should be all the time, all vore the year … ! Fed up with rain here !! Very beautiful pictures ! Have a nice summer day !

Simone July 16, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Gorgeous happy photos Vivienne! I am glad that you had good weather for your days out. x

Stephanie July 16, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Dear Vivienne,

Firstly, I am jolly glad you had such a wonderful time with your husband. Secondly, your pictures are AMAZING! What a stunning part of the world you live in with the best of everything; sea and gardens and, SUNSHINE too!

I’m so happy to have seen these snippets of your holidays.

mynestofyarnandbuttons July 16, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Hi Vivienne, What stunning pictures and what a wonderful holiday you guys had. Love the variety of your activities and photos. The tomatoes, toadstools, poppies, butterfly on tree, maze and seaside! So happy you had such lovely weather and a nice break for the norm. xoRobin

Jennifer July 16, 2014 - 3:39 pm

It’s so beautiful and green there. I’m glad you’re enjoying yourselves!

inspiredbypaws July 17, 2014 - 1:07 am

Beautiful post of beautiful island.

Karen July 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Ah…love that seaside…..xo Karen

Mia July 17, 2014 - 4:26 pm

“I wish it could be summer all the time!!!” -Amen to that.

Happy Thursday!


Susan July 18, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Lovely Vivienne…what w wonderful time you have been enjoying…your photographs are all beautiful!
Wishing you a happy weekend too,
Susan x

avelina July 18, 2014 - 11:27 pm

Muy bonito este post….naturaleza, mar, sol….un beso desde España. Avelina

Anne D.T. July 19, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Vivienne, You have truly captured summer—greenery, seaside and flowers. Summer is THE best. Happy weekend to you….
Anne xx

knitsofacto July 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm

I’m just catching up with everyone now I’m back online after my three unplugged weeks. Yours is such a beautiful country Vivienne.

Sharon July 20, 2014 - 7:11 am

What a wonderful travelogue, Vivienne, you’ve been to some beautiful places and your pics are amazing, thank you so much for sharing them with us.

helen philipps July 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Such wonderful days out, what a great time you and your hb have been having! You live in a lovely place, Vivienne…..and so nice that you have the seaside and the countryside as well as lovely gardens to visit too.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Helen xox

Gill July 21, 2014 - 9:43 am

It looks like you’ve had some brilliant days out with your hubby, enjoying some beautiful scenery, views, countryside and gardens. It’s great when you can do all of that from your doorstep, a holiday from home!
Gill xx

thelinencat & rockcottageyear July 26, 2014 - 7:29 am

What a lovely time you sound (and look!) to be having. I am slightly envious as M is off work at the moment, but he mainly sleeps and watched episodes of ‘Suits’ whilst lounging about in his undergarments on the sofa….too much information 😉 I think it’s the big lull after the Iron Man. I LOVE visiting gardens and country houses, can’t think of anything nicer 🙂 Bethx

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