Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sunshine Fields

We had one of those unforgettable family afternoons on Sunday.  The sky was blue, few clouds scattered in recognisable shapes, a distant micro-glider buzzing above the barley fields.  The Farmer was sawing down hedges, keeping himself busy in the Spring sun whilst Amy and I played hide and seek, her idea; mine was to sit down and play a board game.  One of Amy's hiding places was behind the greenhouse, made of glass. I had no problem finding her on that occasion.

We decided to join the Farmer in the end, walking down the field to be greeted by 4 excited collies, bounding towards us.  I couldn't miss the opportunity of taking the camera and the camcorder, so here's a little vlog snippet for you, it's only a minute in length, without my ugly mug, so quite safe to watch.

35 comments:

  1. I love how ordinary special days become so extraordinarily wonderful. You've captured this well here, even with the buzz of the distant micro-glider. I felt like I was there! I wish somehow I could capture these moments more. Well done for getting the video out.

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  2. You have a lovely family CJ..

    It's lovely to hear you all. :)

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  3. Looks and sounds like an idyllic day.

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  4. sounds like you had an amazing day...love the header as well...gave me a smile..

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  5. Recording a sunny day is a good way to cheer up a future wet one!

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  6. It's the simple things often that are the most memorable. And can I have that little lamb on your header... love him!

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  7. How Fun to hear your voices!! Looked like everyone was having a good time!!
    hughugs

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  8. what a wonderful day it looks like. sun shine and grass, my goodness - i'd forgotten what that looked like!

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  9. lovely doggies, I had two border collies once such a nice breed. Amy looks very relaxed :D

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  10. Aww, It's lovely just getting a sneak peak of a happy family being together.

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  11. I also felt I was there. Looking at the video was like a slice of peace in an otherwise hectic day. Loved it... a lot.

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  12. Seemed so serene.

    I do want to point out one small thing. I have noticed on a lot of blog (and I am guilty sometimes of this too), we tend to put ourselves down and insult ourselves.

    I know a lot of times it is for the humor, but I don't think you have an ugly mug and I wish you would not say things like that about yourself. Even in jest we oftentimes internalize the words and feelings.

    Hope it is okay I said something.

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  13. Feeling pangs of envy here. You accepting visitors at the moment? :D Jen.

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  14. Great video! Looks like everyone is having fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Susie - Of course you can say that I don't have an ugly mug! I didn't think I did have anyway, I guess I'm just too British for my own good. You're right, we do put ourselves down too much, but on Friday (if not tomorrow, I intend to change that somewhat on my blog by the post I have in mind). Thank you for pointing it out. Freedom of speech, I say. Especially when paying compliments!

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  16. A lovely relaxing time for you all. A

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  17. I love days like this - they seem to be so much better than the days you plan and expect to be brilliant!

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  18. Just showed my little one this and she couldn't believe you had four dogs! I told her about your lambs that you're expecting and I've been ordered to show her any pics or videos straight away!

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  19. what a lovely day :) I love it when the sun comes out to play

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  20. Hmmm sunshine and frolics. looks great CJ x

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  21. Looks and sounds like a lovely day.
    And as for that little lamb in your header- adorable!
    Won't be long to this year's new ones, and I hope your snow has all melted by now. It's still freezing every night here- very unusual, I'm fed up of it, enough is enough!

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  22. awe cant beat a family day out and I LOVE the lamb at the top awe how cute, great story happy times, great writer xxx

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  23. What a wonderful video. It was like listening to my aunt/cousins from 'oop north', you sounded so totally familiar. And Amy's initial giggle when the 2nd dog walked over her lap was almost musical.

    As for the dogs - what can I say? We used to have a collie called Robbie. Mad dog. Used to herd us all like sheep on our walks. I really miss him having him around.

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  24. Single Mum - Video especially for your daughter. Watch this space.

    Thank you for your comments, CJ xx

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  25. those are the day memories are made of.

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  26. What a lovely day for your family. The pups were enjoying as well.
    Amy has an infectious and sweet laugh.

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  27. Hasn't your daughter got a lovely little laugh? Could brighten anyone's day...

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  28. Yes, Amy has a wonderful laugh. It's such a lovely moment when listening to her giggling at the television.

    Thank you for watching the Vlog and for leaving comments.

    CJ xx

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  29. Oh, CJ, you just made my day with that vlog! I got sick on Wednesday with a nasty virus, and I am just now getting back online. This was the first post I read today, and it really made me smile! It was very sweet, and definitely too cute. Thanks for sharing a little piece of your life! :)

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  30. You are almost making me miss Devon, where I was brought up. London has no lambs (not counting the freezer section...) and very few border collies. I think I'll have to go for a ramble on the, er, common tomorrow. Not quite the same, is it?

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  31. Beautiful dogs, and they look well cared for.

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  32. Sounds like a very nice Sunday! I loved the video clip, what a sweetheart she is! ~ Coreen

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  33. Beautiful dogs! Oh how I wish I could have a dog like that, but unfortunately they would have a horrible life in a small apartment in the middle of Oslo. If I'm getting new pets, I guess I'm getting ferrets again.

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