I have many fond memories of strawberry picking throughout my childhood as I'm sure most of you do too! This was one of the things on my Summer Bucket List and on the weekend I finally made it happen after not going for years. This is an outfit and lifestyle post all rolled into one but I hope you like it!
We headed to a place in Plymouth called Lukes Fruit farm, a 20 minute drive from the busy centre of Plymouth and you approach what seems like the countryside, a really nice hideaway from the hubbub of the city.
We obviously went on a mission to go strawberry picking but there was a massive assortment of other berries and vegetables that you could pick! For some reason I had imagined that it would be in wild open fields, the fact that it was encased under plastic sheeting and that it was a very warm day meant that picking strawberries was extremely hot and sweaty work. I kind of understand what the people in places like Australia must feel like doing it ALL day!
What i wore: Playsuit - Oh my love London
Sandals - Topshop
Sunglasses* - Ice Watch
I have had this playsuit for the whole summer but for some reason have still not featured it in a blog post! I discovered Oh my love this year and have been besotted with their clothes ever since, they are on the slightly expensive side but their designs and quality are just fab! I rarely own clothes that encapsulate yellow in some way but its been my favourite and most worn playsuit this summer! Its also now in the sale for £20, what a steal!
Amidst the picking my sister found a conjoined strawberry! The first of its kind i have ever seen and something I was sorely sad about when cutting it up to eat.
After about half an hour we had collected a big punnet of strawberries, little did they know we had big plans for them when we got home... This cost £6.25 to do,obviously it is slightly more expensive than shop bought strawberries but its all part of the experience picking them yourselves and they do taste SO much better generally. I urge anyone to go who hasn't been since their childhood, it was so nice to spend an afternoon doing this without any social media, it's just something we all need to do sometimes which is take time out of our busy and hectic lives and to appreciate the finer things around us!
Once home we made up some homemade strawberry jam from half of the punnet which is sooo delicious! I then made a Victoria sponge with the homemade jam, it really was the most delicious and fresh tasting dessert! You can't beat local grown produce.
Do you like strawberry picking? When was the last time you went? Do you like lifestyle posts like this? Do let me know!
*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own