We've managed to squeeze in a few lovely trips on the second week of the Easter hols. Stevie managed to get a week off work holiday time so it's been lovely to just spend some quality family time together... ✨💛✨🌞It's also helped that we had a few really beautiful sunny days...
Saturday, 23 April 2022
We explored a few National Trust properties local to us or under half hour drive away (trying our best to keep the petrol price down) Luckily, we have some beautiful, historical buildings near by🌱💚🌱
On Dartmoor is Buckland Abbey... Former residents of Sir Francis drake... We enjoyed a picnic in the gardens where the children were busy looking for hidden eggs on the Easter egg hunt... 🐣✨⭐🐣✨
Wonderful kitchen gardens... 🌱💚🌱
Exploring the old Abbey, monks barn and Court gardens which where filled with tulips....
The heat of the sun in the court yard gardens was wonderful 🌞💛
Enjoyed my Easter treat... 🍫💕🦔
The next day we headed to Antony House, National Trust in Cornwall, we went on the Torpoint car ferry. I've mentioned it before but some of the Johnny Depp Alice in wonderland was filmed there.... 🐰💛
Another beautiful sunny day exploring the house & walled gardens... 💚
🌱🍏🌱💚My hill top garden apple trees are starting to blossom which fills me with joy.
we took my daughter & her school friend into the city. While they had fun shopping we had a look around the shops too... Afterwards we headed to Saltrum House, National Trust... It was cooler that day... 🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱
It was late afternoon and still very busy...
But the house was quiet and gave us peace to look round... An amazing house inside... And outside ducks on the large pond🌱🐣🌱
A few little holiday treats... 💛
It's not like I don't have a cubooard full of cups & mugs! But... I do love a niiiiiiice big hot chocolate mug and I've also been de cluttering a lot of old plates and homewares over recent months... I do need to have another sort out though. I loved this pretty floaty top... I'm obsessed with green & reds at the moment... I've never been on trend I just like what I like... And I adored this fair trade hand basket ideal for market day veg and shopping 💚
We kept it local today... A wonderful walk along the old railway viaduct & railway track which is now a country walkway.... We spotted a beautiful hidden hideaway retreat between the trees looking down from a smaller bridge during the walk... The countryside is full of bluebells, just beautiful. 🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🐰
Thank you for the wonderful comments on my last blog post ...
Enjoy your weekend 🌱💚🌱
x K a z z y x
Saturday, 16 April 2022
A little catch up over the Easter weekend...
💛✨⭐Happy little joys⭐✨💛
💚Firstly, above are my Mother's day tulips from a few weeks ago... 💚🌷💚💛✨⭐ My daughter made me a card, well, actually I was given two from her and Stevie, so thoughtful & kind, I am blessed ...
The tulips were stunningly beautiful too 💛
💛A beautiful mother's day walk along the river at magpie Bridge... We saw so many butterflies that day...
💚 Beautiful drives out in Devon enjoying the Spring countryside ✨🌸✨🌸💛
Having tea & cakes at Avon Mill nursery.
💛Noticing the first bluebells...
💚Looking back at artwork from January - April... Been busy being creative ✨⭐💛✨
💚Spring walks... Through the lanes of the Dartmoor countryside ✨✨💛✨
Decorating for Easter
I do love the seasonal decorations... ✨🐰🐥🐣⭐✨✨🐰🐣🌸✨✨🌸Little displays along the dresser top & fireplace shelfie
💛Hot crossed buns... Yum!
💛Good Friday in Truro, Cornwall
💚Enjoying the craft, food and vintage Market. Bookshops and art shop next to the museum. Driving home through Lostwithiel and stopping for a look round the little town right by the river.
💛Beautiful blossoms filling the park with confetti ✨🌸✨🌸✨🌸⭐🌸
💚Making little textile brooches using some vintage embroidery pieces, old trims, buttons...
(I've made two textile rabbits, a foxy and little pixie girl brooches) ✨✨⭐✨
💛Our local lovely church was decorated so beautifully for Easter ✨💛✨🐣🕯️
There was a prayer board for Ukraine 💛💙
Praying for peace across our world.
💚Honesty box seeds to grow and share & some beautiful fabrics... Lots of sowing seeds to do!
💛Stevie gifted me this beautiful book, the flowers inside form a bouquet ✨💐⭐💐💛
Hope you all enjoy a happy Easter weekend
x K a z z y x