24 October 2013


The barn was used again at the weekend for another Charity Dog Walk.  Still raising funds for our son Alfie, who is hoping to leave for Nepal in January.  It was a great success, with very happy faces and excited dogs.

The barn was prepared with much sweeping of dust and leaves, table added with natural cotton very large painters dust sheet and some homemade wares provided by us.

With having such a bumper crop of plums and apples this year, we decided to make Victoria Plum Jam and Spicy Apple Chutney.  Jam jars were brought, labels designed, stuck on and lined up ready to be purchased.  (I will write about the makings of these soon).

(above) I love this table that was found in the barn and left by the previous owner.  It's very wobbly and rustic in the best possible way.  I've added some white paint here and there to clean it up a bit.  One day, I hope to find a place for it in the house.

Displayed above the jams and chutneys were bunches of herbs freshly picked from the vegetable garden. These include rosemary, sage, mint and marjoram.  I found an old more or less straight branch from the bonfire pile, added string either end and hung it onto two nails.  

On the opposite wall to where the food was, we hung Alfie's map that comes from his bedroom.  This was in case anybody didn't know where Nepal was!! 

If you would like to give a donation, please go to www.justgiving.com/alfie-flewitt. Thank you very much for your support.


  1. I was a lovely event with people meeting new friends and having some interesting conversations. The barn looked great and the food was wonderful

  2. thanks for your comment Mr Flewitt. It was a special morning...we were so lucky with the weather.