Sunday, 13 June 2010

English Gardens

Last Sunday we spent the afternoon in a small village named Askett, only 20 minutes from here, and which I never knew existed. What a well kept secret it is! Its like stepping back in time, not just decades but several lifetimes. A musical friend of Tim's moved here recently and invited him to play at their charity open day (which they hold every two years).

I enjoyed it so much that today I took my neighbour to another village nearby, Meadle, which was open for the same charity. We enjoyed even better weather and yummy lemon cake and tea, though the musicians were busy at home revising for exams tomorrow!

Hope you enjoy the slideshow!



  1. Oh that is just the sort of place I would love to live in Ros. My dream home and area. The bonus being, you would be only 20minutes away. What fun we could have.

  2. Oops, I forgot to say how much I enjoyed the slide show Ros, Just watched it again, dringking my cot. Bliss. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  3. They are just beautiful gardens and cottages. Lovely, simply lovely! Thank you for sharing and glad you had a great day!

  4. What a beautiful place Ros, who wouldn't want to live there? I love it too when major roads are closed and you get diverted to some beautiful places that you would not otherwise have seen.

  5. Fabulous photos Ros, and it just goes to show that we don't always need to travel so far to be in beautiful surroundings!

  6. Thank you for taking us along on your visit to such a special place...wonderful slide show!