Thursday, 8 April 2010

Gorgeous Spring Day at Blaize

I met up with a friend for a walk round Blaize Castle Estate yesterday. See the blue sky, it was gorgeous, the birds were singing loud and clear among the branches all around us. I had never been here before and I shall definitely be going again, no parking charges, no entry charges and a lovely cafe at Kings Weston House on our walk.

Our first stop was Blaze Hamlet. A cluster of individual cottages surrounding a green, gated from the outside world, very Hansel and Gretal or Snow White like.

Here is Blaze Castle, more of a folly to Blaze House down on the flat.

I didn't take my camera but on a day like this my iphone produced lovely shots.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Latest Creation

A little bit of sewing using my new Moda fabrics and a delightful piece of ribbon. I enjoyed making this, I think there could be more in the pipeline.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter Break

We had a few days away staying in my parents house while they were in France. J was collected from Uni and off we went to Dartmouth via Kingsbridge. The sky was blue, no, really, it was.

Tide was out too. J was smiling away as we walked up the high street and I didn't know why then noticed a young lady waving to him on the bus. He can't go anywhere without being spotted!

What can you do when it is freezing cold, torrential rain threatens at any minute and you are on holiday in Devon for Easter? Well, we decided to do the Kingswear to Paignton Steam Train. Have a wander round Paignton and a bit of lunch and returning home in time for tea.

Rain, it did, but luckily we managed to avoid getting too wet with waterproofs and umbrellas.

I had great difficulty taking a photo of these extremely fragrant hyacinths as the wind was blowing a gale and I couldn't keep the iphone camera still.

So despite the freezing cold, gale and heavy showers, we did manage to walk along the sea front. A hot chocolate at one stop and soup at another kept us warm.

We managed to fit in a visit to J's favourite restaurant, Kendricks in Dartmouth, was it going to be Ribs or Steak, Chocolate Brownies or Sticky Toffee Pudding? In the end it was, Ribs, a whole rack and Sticky Toffee Pudding, he did share with his Mum.

Back home to Bristol in time for Dr Who.