Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sunny Rosemoor! ;-)




It was definitely a Devon of two halves, today as we left a very cloudy south

and arrived in an extremely sunny north!

The last time we were here we joined the RHS for a year...

and so one has to take advantage of one's membership!!


The last time we were here we also had what only can be described

as a rather vile lunch...I reluctantly complained and received

two vouchers for two meals!!

Hence another trip! ;-)



I'd not been into this part of the garden, designed especially for children

to explore and discover, until today.

The Brash



A lovely area...encourage them young , is what I say!




Under the very blue sky, we wandered and enjoyed all things autumnal.

but it seemed like summer!





I love this time of year and I especially enjoyed our wander, today.

Few flowers now, but many interesting things had taken their place.


















The Dahlias really were past their best although I did spot this late comer...




And how about this for the last Rose of summer...



No more Roses but I love Rosemoor and can't wait

to visit again although Mr S has promised a trip

to RHS Wisley, before our membership expires ;-)

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On the way home we stopped at a little village called..

Winkleigh.

Now then , you might just have heard that Winkleigh has recently

become very famous !







We had a wander..Mr S joked that it was 'closed' as it was so very quiet!






A great day out..! ;-)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Meggy, her Mango... and a toddle around Topsham!! ;-)


Meggy will be 8 months old this week!

Here she is enjoying her Mango!

However, when we arrived at her house, yesterday,

she was more interested in her guests.

She is absolutely gorgeous; her big, blue eyes look at you intently

and she is extremely inquisitive!!

(I wonder who she gets that from?)

We love her to bits! ;-)





She is a little dear...and

...here's a bigger one...;-)




We took the coast road to Exmouth, via Powderham.





Having had lunch with Meggy , Helen and Ben,

on the way home, we called in at Topsham.








I love a wander around Topsham!




On of my favourite little haunts is a tiny shop, which has an equally tiny

courtyard at the back, selling plants and garden bits 'n pieces.



And all at pretty good prices!!





Mr S spotted a bargain...some wicker pyramids at half price;

I've been looking for some for a while.



I didn't catch his smile..but can assure you that he did grin! ;-)

We cut short our traipse around...as these were rather heavy!

Which is a good excuse for going back again, soonish!



Hope you all had a good weekend ;-)