Thursday, 27 May 2010

Chudleigh... and Magpies old and new!

My day has been lovely so far!
It started off right here, in the garden....because...
I was wondering...

Just what it really was that was tickling me all night!! ;-)
Was it that cheeky Wisteria or...something else?!

Have you all been watching the Chelsea Flower Show programmes?
Or maybe you've been lucky enough to go along!
I used to so enjoy visiting and remember my first time, years ago .
On entering the flower those Delphiniums!
One of my faves along with...
And we have baby Magpies in the garden...rather a lot of them!
No pics yet but yesterday and the day before, they were all lining up waiting to be fed!
Quite a sight.
And then one baby got stuck in the greenhouse..there's always one, eh?!

Ah, how blue is the sky!
No time to lounge around in the garden this morning.
Come with me.
I've forgotten to pick up my camera so we'll have to make do with the camera on the iphone.

I've been to Chudleigh this morning.
It's an interesting little town and many years ago, the main road to Exeter ran right through the middle of it.

And in Chudleigh there's this little place called Pottery Court.

It's quaint and it's cute...

Did I mention Magpies...?!

Vintage ones too...! Open!

A charming little step into the past!

Where Nicky creates...

This little place is an absolute delight and it was so lovely to share a natter and cuppa with Nicky.

I need to get back there with my camera, asap!

More of Chudleigh another time!

And now to solve that problem of the tickling!



silverpebble said...

What a fabulous day out - and such a treat to visit Nicky's little shop!

Florence and Mary said...

WOW looks fabulous.

Victoria xx

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of Nicky's shop , it looks gorgeous. Hope the tickling has stopped I know how it feels, very annoying !
Ann x

KC'sCourt! said...

You are very very lucky Sal to live so close to all these lovely places. Sometimes I still wish I lived in Sidmouth, I was so near to these places there!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

galant said...

... and I was chained to my computer, writing an article, whilst you were trolling around Chudleigh! 'S'not fair! Love that foxglove! And what a blue sky! It was hazy here this morning, then at lunch time fluffy white clouds and now wall to wall blueness.
Margaret P

Pooh's Abode said...

What another set of beautiful photos ....I really love your garden

The Little Vintage Company said...

Hmmmm... think I could spend hours in such a beautiful shop : ) Tamzin X

Anonymous said...

oh - I'm so jealous that you visited Nicky's shop - I recognised so many of the lovely things from her blog!!

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us. I felt like I was there too, with you.
Love your Rubarb kiln.
Luv Sophie xxx

dosierosie said...

I love these photo's as I have an old school friend who lives in Chudleigh so it's nice to see where she lives. It is very pretty .Thank you.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Along with Hill House.. Nicky's delightful Magpie's nest will be another place to earmark on our visits to Devon.
Now tell me... did that tickle have legs?

Michele xx

P.s Have a great weekend!

melanie said...

Your garden and home are gorgeous!
Looks like you had a lovely day out. xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

You always take lovely photos. I loved the ones of Nicky's shop.
As for the tickling - did you ever make that string outfit a la Ann Summers...? :) xx

Kelly said...

What a lovely day out! Great pictures :)

Pennyblossoms said...

Probably my favourite of your posts ever. Just lovely. Want to go, want to go. Thank you for sharing.
Z xx

LissyLou said...

i have a friend in chudleigh...keep meaning to tell her about vintage magpie!