Tuesday, 30 March 2010

I was happy.

Movie Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
I was, like, "I haven't got a boyfriend.
I won't be getting married soon, and, no, I won't be investing in a mortgage in the near future, thank you very much. "
Are you happy... in your life?

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lessons in life from the over-sixties.

 Words from the wise: Michel Roux
The pearl: “Choosing to live in another country means accepting the rules in place there. Assimilate yourself first. Changing their world can wait until another day.”

Sunday, 21 March 2010

National Trust Spring Weekend.

To celebrate the start of spring, entrance to nearly all National Trust properties this weekend is free.  The trust is also operating free car parking in all coastal and countryside car parks. 'Free time! Have we got a treat for you. On March 20-21 we're opening our doors to everyone, for free. Download your 'Bonus time' voucher here and make the most of your free time this spring.'

Montacute House.

Montacute House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips. There are many renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays over 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. The state rooms display a fine range of period furniture and textiles, including samplers from the Goodhart collection. Montacute's formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of roses, mixed borders and famous wobbly hedges. Waymarked walks lead around the wider estate, which encompasses St Michael's Hill.
Yeovil, Somerset, England. Montacute House.
Montacute House garden_002

Tintinhull Garden.

Created last century around an attractive 17th-century manor house (available as a holiday let), this is one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain. It features secluded lawns, small pools and colourful borders. There is also an attractive kitchen garden, woodland walk and orchard to explore. Even the car park is set among picturesque orchards and you won't fail to miss the geese grazing in the paddock.
Yeovil, Somerset, England.
Tintinhull to be a very lovely place to visit, very peaceful, and the gardens, though small, were extremely attractive, and seemed to invite contemplation.
Tintinhull House was built of Hamstone in the 17th century.
In 1933 it was bought by Phyllis Reiss (1886–1961), garden designer and her husband, Capt. F.E. Reiss. From then on, the Trust let the house to a variety of tenants, including the garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse and her husband Prof John Malins from 1980 to 1993.
The Eagle Garden were designed by Mrs Phyllis Reiss between the years 1933-61.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

It's cold outside!‎

We’ve had cold, wet, miserable weather recently – which isn’t uncommon in this country, as you might know.
…but spring is definitely coming – as you can see from this blossom I saw today!
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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset.


We decided to head for Bulbarrow Hill that, at 899ft (274m), is the second-highest point in Dorset and a fine viewpoint. From the car park the view stretches northwards across the patchwork landscape of Blackmoor Vale to the distant Black Down and Quantock Hills. The hill is a popular launch site for paragliders.
If you are thinking of visiting Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset, have a look at this page of places nearby. Here!
Bulbarrow Hill
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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Vintage lace.

Vintage - “выдержанный” в словаре Ефремовой- Улучшенный, доведенный до высокого качества путем долгого хранения в соответствующих условиях.