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  • Rainy Bank Holiday Monday

    Ah well, all the gardeners and farmers are suddenly looking much happier. It’s raining. It’s been raining most of the night and all morning, varying between persistent drizzle and proper, wetting rain. I’m sorry for all those people running events today, especially charity/fund raising ones. However, as it is mild and the wind has dropped, I’m sure the afternoon will be worth an outing. I am planning to visit Artdejardin, the sculpture garden in the... Continue reading

  • Bank Holiday in Rutland

    Didn’t want to waste the Bank Holiday Weekend, so have been to Deene Park’s Antiques Fair today and had a lovely time. Didn’t really want to spend any money: as usual with such projects, the cottage renovation is well over budget.. but I would always rather source unique items – not necessarily priceless antiques – than buy new. I couldn’t agree more with Kirsty Allsop: buying junk/vintage/second hand/antiques is true recycling, so good for the... Continue reading