Aww..sigh..this view is from Park Walk in Shaftesbury, Dorset. This was the place we were taken daily as little children as the hotel we lived in did not have a garden. Not that I feel sorry for myself. Far from it - I thought that this was the loveliest playground a child could wish for. It's so typically 'English' - Thomas Hardy country. I think it has been burnt deep into my very being as I so appreciate the British countryside. I love to think that my first experiences of the world were in such a special place.
The Green Gate shop - I have been asked a few times about it. It is owned by a lady called Sophie Perks Ward. I have been sent the new Winter catalogue and I have seen a lovely quilt and a floor mat (watch this space!). Whilst we were there I bought some new fabrics
and this was one of them - in the GG sale! Thank goodness for sales! I use my fabrics as tablecloths until I decide what to do with them. Have you noticed I have been more 'brush happy'? Yeah, it was the turn of the lamp base this time. I think you appreciate the lovely carved bits now that it has been painted - though it does need a little more distressing.
Next on our travels, after we dropped off the children, was lovely Bath.
We stayed with my brother Steven & Annie. It was lovely to see them and also to enjoy looking around Bath. It really has the most beautiful architecture and Abbey. More photos here, here and here. My favourite has to be the little angels climbing up to heaven and God who is at the very top. Some have fallen if you look carefully.
I will post more later - the ironing has almost taken over the house and I have bought some old linen in my travels which I am actually looking forward to ironing. Something can't be right!!