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Showing posts from August, 2012

Sudley Castle, Winchcombe

Today we took advantage of our Tesco vouchers paying for entry to places and took a visit to Sudley Castle. It is steeped in history , has lovely gardens and lots of ornaments made by local crafts people.  Here is my photo diary of some of the trip.

Birthday at Longleat

Had a brilliant birthday spent with family and animals at Longleat.

Trip to garden centre

Today was combination of visiting folks for a joint birthday visit as was my mum's 70th yesturday, my dad's 70th on Monday and my birthday Monday too.  So we went on the train knitting in toe and headed off for the day. Due to the unseasonal very wet day we went to the biggest garden centre I know which houses everything from flowers, gifts, knitting, crafts, fish, hamsters and conservatories to name but a few. The part I loved was all the textured and colourful pots.

Anniversary day and home again.

On 8.8.12 I received the most unique, amazing and thoughtful present.  Mrs A-B had been planning for months and with the help of an incredible talented jewlery friend that we use for any of our ideas they produced my breath taking bangle.  It is designed around the theme of a knitting needle and has the 8 which can either depict the needle or in my mind 8th of August. After we swapped gifts we heading again on the train to Dawlish and then stopped off at Teighmouth. Now these were far more what I had in mind as seaside towns. So pretty, Dawlish in particular had the lovely river running down the middle but also the sea front too.  Teighmouth had a lovely long sea front with a peir, a great skate park for the kids and the estuary that rain down to the sea. On our way back home we stopped of at Brean sands where we normally bring the dogs so it was a little odd being dog free.