It's no secret on this blog (or anywhere in my life, as a matter of fact!), that I absolutely, desperately, long to live in the country - a lovely little cottage, a couple of cats, some vegetable beds.... the works. But unfortunately, real life insists on persisting, and for now I have to put up with visits to rural villages, and making the most of spotting little hints of the countryside in every day life. We live on a main road, and I took these photographs on the way to the shops a couple of weeks ago - it's amazing how you can find such beauty in an otherwise concrete jungle.
(The bunting was actually outside Fabric Land, and the cake was from Costa - but they were both grand!)