Braeriach, in the Cairngorm National Park, is the third highest mountain in the British Isles with only Ben Nevis and Ben Macdui standing higher. It's vast summit plateau make for great views.

 
 

Ahhh goodbye August, hello September *panics and makes a new badge pronto*. This week I'm sharing photos from a trip to Mottisfont with Baking Betsy and kiddos and a few from a jaunt to Exbury Gardens with Kitty yesterday. There's still some big, bold colours to be seen despite the appearance of fungi and a few orange Autumn leaves.

 
 

Ah the Golden Hour, that magical hour in the Summer when the sun sets and the long grasses sway lazily in the breeze. How I love thee. But sometimes the Golden Hour is, well not golden. It's overcast and grey with a menacing threat of rainfall. 

 
 

From the car park we walked the short distance to the beach and headed left along the beach itself. With a friendly family fossil finding competition we soon found ourselves concentrating, eyes down, scouring the rocks.

 
 

At the weekend I took my family and I traveled to River Cottage HQ to attend the annual River Cottage Summer Fair. We were kindly invited along by the River Cottage folk and having only seen River Cottage on television before we were excited and intrigued to find out what it's really like.

 
 

We checked the BBC Weather app this morning, it appeared there was a 2 hour window of dry weather before the rain set in for the day. We headed out in the car, to find somewhere to walk. As we drove from Applemore towards Beaulieu Top the heather was striking, a sea of pinks and purples. We had to stop. We spied the large free Forestry Commission car park at Yew Tree Heath and pulled in before setting off to explore the heath and Bronze Age Barrow.