Category Archives: Houses & Gardens

A Pocketful of Illusions

In the first stages of easing the current, pretty comprehensive lockdown, we took advantage of a sunny day a couple of weeks ago to pop down the road to Spetchley Park Gardens which had not long re-opened their gates. We … Continue reading

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60 Years On…For the Record.

Some years ago I inexpertly scanned a lot of my dad’s slides, particularly from their/our time in Nigeria (1950s to early 60s) and have been part of a ‘Nigerian Nostalgia’ group on Facebook, sharing some of these. The images tend … Continue reading

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Around the garden

There seems to be a seasonal colour theme going on in the garden today… Montage of a  few phone snaps. I do feel a bit guilty at robbing the poor embarrassed moai of their dignity with the pansy hats!

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Spring at Lower Smite Farm

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After a mundane shopping trip today it was a pleasure to detour via the HQ of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Hindlip on the way home and spend some time just enjoying the garden and surrounding reserve area.  The cowslip … Continue reading

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In the garden

Spring is well under way. The daffs and crocuses are done, grape hyacinths are hanging on in there  and anemones (a few) in fine fettle. Tadpoles wriggle in the rather neglected pond… Best of all, though, for a Yorkshire lass, … Continue reading

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Apple Day at Hanbury Hall

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Yep, pretty much what it says. We wandered over to Hanbury Hall, a pleasant local National Trust property, the other Sunday, to find it was Apple Day, entailing all sorts from creating apple boats in the orchard to sales of … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Collection

Finally got round to finishing the myriad photos taken on our short break with friends in North Norfolk and with the incentive of a voucher that ran out at midnight tonight, I managed to put together a photobook of a … Continue reading

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Autumnal Hanbury Hall

A quick visit to Hanbury Hall the other week mainly to see our local arts network exhibition, but the autumn colours were just gorgeous so we had to take a wander around….  

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Rediscovering Droitwich

After 31 years living in this small Worcestershire town, I was amazed the other evening at some of the things I’ve walked past on many an occasion and not known about or noticed. The local history society advertised a talk & … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Luminaire

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The house was candlelit and the garden illuminated… very atmospheric. well worth the dash up & down the M1.  

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