Ightham Mote in Kent is well worth a visit, the last owner was a man called Charles Henry Robinson who was a direct descendant of a pilgrim who travelled to New England on the Mayflower, if it wasn't for him buying it then it may now be a pile of rubble.
I visited Chartwell some 18 years ago and felt the need to go back, all the 50th aniversary news of Winston Churchills death in the media reminded me how much I like Kent as a county. It was a freezing cold day but I was not disappointed, the house although not grand given the importance of Churchill was welcoming and friendly, with lots of great recent history.
I have a small project on the go, its nice to see old traditions with not a piece of foam in sight!
This is the before shots
Most mornings I go for a walk really early, it wakes me up and I like the time to myself. Some mornings are better than others, today's was beautiful due to a really heavy frost, and a large dose of sunshine.
Today because it was frosty with beautiful clear blue skies, we headed off to Slindon in West Sussex. It is known for its pumpkin displays which I shall blog about later.
For my husbands birthday this year I booked him on a photography course at the spectacular West Dean College near Chichester West Sussex.
Apologies for this blog being so late but it's been a busy time. I thought it was still worth posting though.
Slindon is in West sussex in between Chichester and Arundel, it is famous for its large pumpkin display which this year included the RAF.
We had been promising ourselves a day in London to see the poppies at the Tower of London and yesterday was the day. Our luck was in as the day was bright and sunny without being too warm.
Just a few pictures from my week away in Devon, more to come during the week. For anyone wanting a relaxing week in the Autumn or Winter away from the hustle and bustle take a look at www.odlefarm.co.uk
Autumn is definitely on its way!
The cake is made.
Today lots of children will go back to school. My Sons finished school a long time ago, but everyday they learn something new.
Cass Sculpture Park in Goodwood West Sussex is one of the most stunning setting's that I have visited. The owner Mr Wilfred Cass who is in his nineties is a very interesting and clever man, he has had a great life that is recorded in his book called 'Here comes Mr Cass', which can be bought from the foundation.
Here are the last of my photographs of the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, maybe it will entice you to visit over this bank holiday weekend. Enjoy the three days whatever you do. I will be gardening, sewing, eating, sleeping, reading and generally keeping out of the way of the masses and the traffic.
One of my favourite sculptures rom the Hannah Peschar Sulpture Garden.
This saturday was a catch up day with my two sons and Rosie, Tom's girlfriend. We decided to go to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in the Surrey Hills district. I have been before a few times and just love it.
Hi, it's been a long time since I blogged, I don't really know why, the time just seems to disappear. Maybe it's the long evenings when you try to get as much done as possible, or you just sit in your garden enjoying the summer.
Found upon entering the lounge this morning.
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.