Tagged: UK

Down by the sea…

Arrived in Southwold this afternoon in sunshine but it’s got colder and colder with a full on north eastern wind… It must have been that made the bike ride from Halesworth feel…ahem…harder than usual…...

Mad Jack’s Pyramid

Managed to squeeze in a last minute visit to Brightling to see one of the five follies built by Jack Fuller – legend has it that he was buried inside, sitting up wearing a...

Sarah Raven volunteering; fruit garden

So – last day at the magic garden… We were in the Fruit Garden today, hoeing the gravel beds between the gooseberries and strawberries. Also planted up these pink tulips in the giant pots...

pals

Locked out the b&b for a while so walk through St Bartholomew’s churchyard to the field overlooking the valley and sit in the sunshine reading the paper. P, S and her son come along...

Sarah Raven; birch twig flower supports

Today I have mostly been making these… Silver birch twigs twisted into rustic (very ‘rustic’ in my case) supports for tall flowers liable to get blown over.. This one is for the delphiniums. I...

Volunteering at the Sarah Raven garden in Sussex

This is the kind of volunteer gardening I like: wandering about with some yellow scissors and a pink trug, deadheading flowers that are looking a bit peaky… Not a double dig to be dug…...

Origami Dinosaur

Origami Dinosaur

Looking forward to a quiet evening and long sleep, I took my book down to the bar to get a drink and a bit of supper… A few ciders later I’d made friends with...

Sussex + Spring = Bluebells!

Sussex + Spring = Bluebells!

I’d forgotten how pretty the masses of blue on the road verges and in the woods of Sussex were… And the smell! A good start to my brief visit, even if I have wrenched...

Walking up to Stanage Edge, Peak District

Walking up to Stanage Edge, Peak District

The U75 walkers hit the Peak District this w/end.. fueled by an amazing rum cake, ale and the thought of the view from the top, we crossed about a mile and half of *very*...

Ne pas grimper

Ne pas grimper

in Dover Castle… We went down for a book launch (illustrated by my mum) and spent the afternoon exploring the castle and Dover. It felt like the first proper Autumn day we’ve had this...

Autumn amble in Kent

Today was such a beautiful sunshiny day we set off with the book of South London walks and caught the train to Kent… Only one stop past Herne Hill it felt like the countryside...

Music and dancing (with fish & chips)

Music and dancing (with fish & chips)

Been a busy weekend with M doing an Offline night at the Albert, Actionette M getting married on Saturday and then off to Chichester on Sunday to see M’s uncle for his 60th birthday…...