Despite being located less than and hour outside of central London, my family lives in the beautiful countryside surrounded by fields and all matters of nature. It's getting to that time of year when the harvest begins; apples ripening in the garden, hay being stripped and, in the fields surrounding our house; blackberries coming into bloom. The other day, we went on a short walk to the closest patch, accompanied by our Irish Kerry Blue Terrier, Desmond, and got picking. The fruit is deliciously sweet, and along with some apples that we had gathered beforehand, we made an apple and blackberry crumple to feast on the next day - 'twas scrumptious! I took my phone along with me so I could capture a few shots of what an English summer is like if you're not familiar with it. Luckily, we go this all done before the heavens started to open over the weekend!! I know this is a different kind of post, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. 

Isobel x


  1. Looks like fun! Me and my mum go Blackberry picking then make gorgeous blackberry flapjacks :)

    Kate xo //

  2. Oh wow this is LOVELY I have always wanted to do this before and only usually go strawberry picking, would love to give this a go xxx

  3. Gorgeous pictures! My great grandmother has raspberry bushes behind her house and I always loved picking them as a child!
    Allison from

  4. gorgeous pics! the fruit looks delicious and your dog super cute!

  5. Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a lovely walk :)

    Ioanna |

  6. Ooo I had a blog post entitled the same! Had two major good picking days! Hope you enjoyed it!