Trip to Belton House and Gardens

Trip to Belton House and Gardens

Last week I went a cheeky trip out with my family to Belton House and Gardens, a National Trust property near Grantham in Lincolnshire!

Belton House Gardens

The parkland is extensive, formal gardens and a mansion house to explore, along with the usual National Trust cafe, shop and kids play areas. We decided just to concentrate on the formal gardens as it was a gorgeous day (one of the rare few we seem to get in UK!) and promised to be the perfect time of year for flowering plants. Read more

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Little Trip to Yorkshire!

Little Trip to Yorkshire!

Last week I spent a few days up at my parents place in Yorkshire. It was also a bit of a working holiday, as I was to booked to do a workshop at my Mums church and to sell some of my jewellery. But I did get out and about, eat some nice food and relax a little!

On Sunday, we visited the gorgeous village of Haworth, most famous for being the home to the Bronte sisters. The main street is long, steep and cobbled, full of tearooms, gift shops and restaurants. I can especially recommend a visit to Rose & Co  apothecary; a wonderland of glass counters, tubs of bath salt and the most beautifully packaged goods you are every likely to see!  The views across to the surrounding moorland is spectacular. You don’t have to be a Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre fan to appreciate the charms of Haworth. Read more

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Creative Places – Logie Steading

My visit to the gardens, shops and galleries at Logie Steading in the North of Scotland.

Logoe Steading Shops, Crafts, Gallery and Gardens

I’m still getting Scotland withdrawal symptoms, so to cheer myself up I am going to share another lovely place I visited, Logie Steading. Located east of Inverness and 6 miles south of the Moray coast, Logie Steading is a small complex of shops and galleries set in the Logie Estate and also offers a gorgeous garden and river walks. Read more

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Cake, Plants and Wildlife, Inshriach Nursery

A beautiful, wildlife filled garden nursery and tearoom hidden away in the Scottish Highlands.

Inshriach Gardens and Tearoom

I have been lucky enough to visit the Highlands of Scotland many times, in fact, it is probably my favourite place in the UK. One place that I always have to go and visit when I am here, is the Inshriach Nursery and Potting Shed Tearoom, near Aviemore. Read more

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Abakhans Fabric, North Wales

Abakhans Fabric, North Wales

It would be fair to say that my idea of a perfect day out involves some combination of craft, tea and cake. So when my Mum suggested that en-route to visit a family friend in Prestatyn in North Wales we took a trip to Abakhans Mostyn store, I wasn’t going to say no!

I visited the area often as a child and back then, Abakhans just sold fabric, but in recent years has expanded hugely, and now has interiors, yarn and craft shops as well as a gift shop, cafe and workshop space. Read more

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