Sunday, 16 March 2008

Snippets just outside my workplace.

I am lucky enough to teach in a little room which has a sliding patio door, from which I step into this hidden world... it's sort of inside yet outside as well !

It's a funny little covered area, open at each end but with trellis along two sides and masses of thick Ivy at one end, where birds nest each year.

During the spring and summer, I can throw my door open whilst I teach... or if it is warm enough, we can take our work outside and learn whilst listening to the sounds of nature.

Generally, we tend to hang odd things on the trellis, mainly pictures and bird boxes.
Nothing has nested in this newer bird box ..yet!
The birds seem to prefer 'shabby'!

I picked this little painting up for 20p at a car boot sale a few years ago. It somehow appealed to me even though I know very little about Nantwich! It's by someone called Derek Copeland. If you happen to know him do say, 'Hi , your painting is in safe hands!'

And there's nothing more delightful than watching a parent bird feed its young...as C.F. Tunnicliffe shows us here...

We get all sorts of birdlife at 'Woodpeckers' and one day this one waddled in and stayed put...

And then 'you know who' wandered in, just for a nose!
This tucked away place is a part of my home where you can sit, put your feet up and forget the....

..and just revel in the delights of your surroundings .

There really is nothing like...

Is there?!

9 comments:

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sal, what a wonderful little spot, lucky you! I'm not sure what I'l be putting in my shop next, all the items in the pic went to Marlborough and some won't be repeated. If there was anything in particular you liked the look of, drop me an email and I'll see if I can do some more to put in the shop, or maybe do a custom order.
best wishes,
Lucy x

She'sSewPretty said...

What a cozy spot to sit and relax. You have me wanting to go out and put some trellises around my patio. Thanks for stopping by my blog today Sal! I always enjoy a visit from you.

DH said...

Think of me in my old shed
It isn't fancy and not even a "Shabby Shack"
The only thing it could be altered to is firewood

Suzie Sews said...

Hi Sal, I was away last week and I visited a cute little market town, as I do, I was peeking into the houses and saw a room, it so reminded me of your teaching room, full of books, a beautiful old desk and even some instruments... a place of learning and joy and much talking...

Curlew Country said...

What a lovely post Sal and such a wonderful spot. We had a pheasant in the garden yesterday, heaven knows how he got in. I do love your Nantwich picture - I've been there a couple of times, its not too far away, lovely place, smashing shops and cafes. I've got the same Enid Blyton books as you too, aren't they treasures.
Stephx

Mary said...

I want to come home so I can stop by - I love your garden and the little trellised area.
I want to put my feet up and listen to the birds, and sneak peeks at all your knick knacks hanging up.

Please, please hope the dollar improves by next year so I can visit Torquay and Teigngrace - and I want to come in Springtime.

Bet the primroses are peeking out in the hedgerows!

Jennie said...

It looks really lovely there!!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

There's no place like home is there. Those birds know it too. I could set up home in your little teaching area, what a great place to work, beats an office any day. x

Barbee' said...

I started with your most recent post and have worked my way all the way down to here. I must leave now, but it has been the most charming and delightful read. Beautiful blog.