Knit and stitch

This Thursday I took a half day and met up with Fi to head to London for the knit and stitch show. The night before I had tried to make a list of the things I needed, wool to finally knit my owl jumper and to keep an eye out for the beautiful Natural History Read more about Knit and stitch[…]

The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)

I took Friday off work as I had a rather important appointment to keep in beautiful Stroud. Back in the summer Sian & I visited Bothy Vineyard to see a collection of sculptures. While we were there I came across a really beautiful goddess sculpture, unfortunately for me she was £3000 (worth every penny, but Read more about The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)[…]

The farm

We have just returned from a blissful week staying with Uncle Julian at Westley Farm. The farm is ideal for a holiday as while the self catering cottages are in the middle of nowhere by jumping in a car you can easily get to Cirencester or Stroud or any of the other smaller Cotswold villages. It Read more about The farm[…]

Changing rooms

I know you were all thinking Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and with those amazing sleeves frankly who wouldn’t be thinking of him but Jam and I did some changing rooms of our own here at chateau Rose over the extended bank holiday weekend. This room used to be cream and have a couple of single beds in it (after gravy Read more about Changing rooms[…]

All aboard for a trip to the Enchanted Market

Yesterday we set our alarm for earlier than usual on a weekend and drove up first to Newbury to collect Jam’s mum Gaynor and then onto Bracknell, where the Enchanted Market had touched down for a couple of days. The building it was held in is usually a school but it was transformed by some Read more about All aboard for a trip to the Enchanted Market[…]

A festive trip to Totnes

When staying with mum and dad over Christmas the opportunity to visit Totnes seemed too good to miss so we headed there on Saturday just before we came home. Our first ‘discovery’ was this awesome pirate ship play area right next to where we parked, by excellent companions humoured me by standing next to it Read more about A festive trip to Totnes[…]

Some things old some things new

Over the bank holiday we headed over to Newbury to help Jam’s mum tidy out a few things. She has bought a house in Malta and so quite a few of her lovely things were up for grabs. Having admired the chestnut roaster and toasting fork as well as the fireside tools for some time Read more about Some things old some things new[…]

Lightning doesn’t strike twice (until it does)

Wanting to make the most of our last day of freedom before going back to work Jam and I decided to go to Haynes of Challow, last time we were there they had some chairs that matched the ones Claire & Simon gave us with their outside table, we’ve only got 2 so another 2 Read more about Lightning doesn’t strike twice (until it does)[…]

Markets and fairs

Thought I’d start a series of posts to give an insight into some of the most excellent things that happen in Oxford on what seems to be a daily basis. The first is an old favourite the Thursday Antique/collectables market at Gloucester Green. There are always loads of fab stalls and I usually end up coming Read more about Markets and fairs[…]

Knit & stitch

So this Friday instead of going into the office I got up a little later & headed into central London with Fi to attend the knit & stitch show. IT WAS FANTASTIC! There were loads of different stalls there, we started with the colleges, who had a really unusual selection of gowns/materials on show. We then Read more about Knit & stitch[…]