Here is my quilt web site 'A little bit of nice'. It is a place to shop for quilts and a few other bits and pieces, and is also home of my memory quilt service.
Last week we had a little trip away to one of our favourite places to stay, Odle Farm in Devon.
For the past three years I have been very honoured to help a lovely plants woman called Mrs Roberts tend to her amazing garden, a very private lady with brilliant tales to tell.
The gardens at Lanhydrock house are as stunning as the house itself, they are quite sheltered and seem to thrive in that Cornish almost tropical climate that you find in enclosed garden spaces.
If you go down to Cardinham woods near Bodmin in Cornwall here is what you will find.
Welcome to St Ives where the streets are vertical.
Thats Easter all over then, we had sun and rain in equal measures, some leisure, some sorting, some nice food, and of course chocolate and cake.
Here's to next Easter and all nice things in-between.
Thank goodness we went to see these bluebells on Good Friday in Wickham Woods near Fareham Hampshire, it would have been a bit soggy today!
You would think from the pictures that Rye is a large place to visit, but it is just a small medieval town. Here are a few of my favourite things found in Rye.
A stones throw away from The George in Rye is the Parish Church of St Mary, we visited it mainly because we knew you could climb the bell tower and would get some good views looking down on to the roof's of Rye.
Christmas at Nymans gardens in West Sussex included a walk around the winter garden with some festive surprises. The gardens belong to the National Trust.
We have taken time out of shopping, wrapping, card writing and rushing. These are December days as they should be.A 5 mile walk around the countryside of Alresford in Hampshire, a leisurely lunch and a small unrushed bit of window shopping in small privately owned well thought out shops, I don't count that as shopping!
Devils Bridge Waterfalls and nature trail is in Aberystwyth Wales.
There are three famous bridges, one built on top of the other. The lowest is the Devil’s bridge, a simple stone arch which, despite its name, is thought to have been made by the monks of Strata Florida abbey, for it lies on the route between their former hospices for travellers at Ysbyty Ystwyth and Ysbyty Cynfyn (near Parson’s Bridge). The river itself also takes its name from the holy men, mynach being Welsh for monk.
Melin Tregwynt is a working woollen mill near Abermawr in Pembrookshire, they make beautiful wool blankets that can be found in John Lewis, Heals and Conran's as well as stores in Paris and Japan.
A visit to West Wales last week saw us staying at Thyme Lodge, Cryngae, Drefeach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmathenshire. I know, don't ask me how you say any of that, apart from Thyme Lodge and Carmathenshire.
Summer seems to have gone, and now we need to keep away all the illnesses that autumn and winter brings.
We make soup in our home, lots and lots of soup. It's so easy and most soups are a quick meal in themselves, accompanied with a massive chunk of healthy artisan bread.
Autumn has arrived in our home and garden, it is my favourite time of year. Beautiful colours, amazing food, nice walks, cosy evenings, pumpkins and squashes (not just for halloween), and if you are really lucky a trip to New England for the fall.
If you find yourself in Surrey make sure you visit the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, you won't regret it. That's as long as you like magical places and great works of art.