Our Summer tradition of picking Strawberries at our local PYO farm, is always one of my favourite yearly activities, this and chopping down our Christmas tree. We've been going for a number of years now, last year with Dan, the year before just us. This year we went with friends - Lottie and her gorgeous boys.
Games of 'who can eat the biggest strawberry' to pretending we were 'going on a bear hunt', shouts of 'Eat it' followed by 'shhhh don't tell everyone'. Much craziness and laughter that only happens with friends, boys and forbidden fruit eating!
I did manage to haul a load of strawberries and a small amount of Raspberries - Charlie scoffed what I was putting in the basket!
Back home I spent a few hours turning the jewel like berries into jars of glowing strawberry jam and raspberry ice-cream. For a recipe for the ice-cream, please see Lotties blog - I swapped the berries.
I love this summer tradition... to us, it marks the start of summer holidays.