Saturday, 15 August 2009

My ambition in life is to...


You're driving along a country road and, all of a sudden, on the side of the road, you spy a table.

On the table will be flowers...or vegetables...or fruit ...or eggs.... etc. (Not forgetting an honesty box!)

You squeal with delight!

Well I always do!! ;-)

Last Sunday, when we went to RHS Rosemoor, there was the said table on the roadside, full of lovely flowers etc... but on our return, later in the day, the table and the country goodies had all gone. I should've struck whilst the iron was hot. I could've kicked myself.

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Today, as we drove through our village, I noticed ...yes, you've guessed ...a table of beautiful flowers! But I had to wait until our return journey, by which time there were only two bunches left so I grabbed the Dahlias.

50P A BUNCH! Blimmin' gorgeous they are too.

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I know that dear Mr S is somewhat amused at my antics at the best of times... and when I occasionally mention this ambition of mine, you should see his face...

You see, it is my dream to have such a table!

My problem is that I don't live by a road, although there is a right of way alongside our property, it's not that busy.

I did try it once, last year...noone bought a thing... and the other people in my house laughed at me!! ;-(

But I'm determined to have such a table, one day!
Until then, I will just have to be content with being a customer!


I hope you like today's header, provided again by my friend Margaret! Lovely 'n cheery eh?!

And the purple pink flowers were a gift from another friend, Jane.

Have a grand weekend...and keep a look out for those country tables!

;-)

Thursday, 13 August 2009

All things 'lush' at Connybear Farm!


I hope that my 'newly opened cafe' appeals to you!
LOL ;-)
I just love today's header pic...a big thanks again, to my friend Margaret.
Anyway, if that does not whet your appetite, then here's something else which might, if you are holidaying in South Devon!


A couple of days ago I received a text message...



'Sal, you just have to visit this lush place.'


'It's called Connybear Farm and it's on the back road, between Newton and Torquay.'




Anyone local knows that this is the road to take, if you don't want to be stuck in a very long traffic queue to Torquay, especially during the summer season.







So off I went this morning, with my mum, not knowing quite what to expect.






Well...it wasn't a disappointment!







It was fab..lots of vintage bits mixed with new...





Work in progress too!

A fab allotment!


And what every gal needs when she goes out for the morning...


A place to sit and natter!


With views over a wonderful county.



And take a guess at which blogger I bumped into as I arrived!
I had to check to make sure that she had not got her camera!
And yes, it was a lush morning!
;-)

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Riots of colour ;-)


Last night, a friend sent me a few lovely photo collages.
She has no blog and so she kindly said that I could put them on my header.
I'll put on one a day, today's header theme being, 'All things yellow'.

Meanwhile...



I certainly returned home yesterday with a 'riot of colour', as, along with the sunflowers, I found this rather gorgeous cotton yarn in The Wool Gallery.


And that's not all!

The last time I was in there, I noticed these lovely, bright buttons.
I'd used some on my crocheted cushion cover and they finished the job off just beautifully...
or as we say here in Devon, 'Proper job !' ;-)


And right now I'm in between lessons ... so this is what's going to occur...


a nice cup of tea and some fab reading!


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Newton Abbot on a Tuesday morning.

Summer comes to downtown N.A!
This is my nearest town .


T'is Farmers' Market day.










You can guess what came home with me...

Sometimes... it's not a bad life eh?
;-)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Just a few snaps of my garden ( I wish! )

When we visited RHS Rosemoor, in the Springtime, it was simply so beautiful .
We promised ourselves another visit in the summer but we were just waiting for the right day, weatherwise!

That day was today !
We took my mum and dad along with us, to enjoy the beauty and splendour.
A completely different kind of beauty greeted us this time ; a very colourful, vivid beauty.
Everything was now very much alive and kicking, whereas previously it was only just yawning and waking up.


My photos are a 'snippet' of what was on offer and they truly do not give this beautiful place the justice it deserves.


It was stunningly beautiful.


Whichever way we turned, there was something stunning at which to say, 'Wow' !

And there are so many places where you can rest and watch the world go by.






RHS Rosemoor is a fabulous place.
Do visit if you are in the area.
http://www.rhs.org.uk/WhatsOn/gardens/rosemoor/index.asp

I really do think that an autumn visit should be pencilled into my diary, don't you?

;-)