Perfect autumn day in the country
Is it your favourite season?
With precious few sunshiny days left before the winter rains set in, we’re taking every chance we have to drive out into the country we love.
One of our favourite destinations is the quaint little town of Fort Langley.
And one of our favourite places for lunch is Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe.
It’s half bookstore…
…half locally grown, homemade, organic goodness restaurant.
While we waited for our lunch, we had a mooch around some of the books.
I found this amazing colouring book of the universe. Talk about intricate! It’s a sort of paint by numbers of galaxies and solar systems.
Chloe fell in love with the Glamping book now that she owns an Airstream, but the book which really spoke to us was Penguin the Magpie.
It’s a story of an injured magpie chick who helped a family deal with a tragedy. It’s all told in the most stunning photographs imaginable. Just an amazing book.
After lunch, we walked around the Fort and peeked into the antiques emporium.
We really like mooching around in this space, but I honestly cannot believe the prices. I suppose I’ve been spoiled rotten with my finds at car boot sales and thrift shops.
After lunch we went for a drive around.
I particularly love this road. It’s called Telegraph Trail and is a historic road built to run the first telegraph wires in 1865.
We stopped by the side of the road because Chloe spied something.
It was a little book hut! We borrowed a 1937 copy of Robbin Hood.
No idea! Robert took this photo of me in my reading glasses walking back to the car…LOL.
So we carried on down the road till we spied a field of sunflowers with a sign which said: “Aldor Acres open for October”.
I’ve driven past this little farm and always managed to miss any opening times, but here we were, so we stopped and went in for a look.
Oh my goodness, what a beautiful little farm! We came away with corn, black currant jelly, two peacock feathers…
…and a huge bunch of sunflowers!