Monday, 8 March 2010

Out and about

Hello all - I hope you had a great weekend and the weather was kind to you.  We had beautiful weather here so we thought we'd better sieze the opportunity and do 'stuff'.

Toby was away Friday night on a sleepover up to Saturday afternoon, so 1 less, hubby and Jack were doing their thing, so I thought I would do mine too!  I can't reveal until it's absolutely complete but it involved doing a bit of this -

It is big....and I'm pleased with how it's developing.

I also had some trim which I bought off Etsy a while ago, and wasn't too sure what I was going to do with it, until Saturday.  I added to my shelf in the kitchen and I think it looks rather good.  Hubby probably think's it's a pain but hey.

Yesterday took us to Surrey to see my brother and his wife.  We met at Polesden Lacey, a National Trust property and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.  Jack had a quiz to take round the house with him and beacause he's sooooooo enthusiastic about everything, the lady volunteer's were very keen to give him lots of information - not so good after spending 15 minutes in 1 room.  Toby on the other hand, thought the quiz wasn't appropriate for him - after all, he's 10 in 2 weeks time!!  Unless it involves cars or football, forget it!

I'll leave you with some pictures of the house and grounds.  Look how blue the sky is - probably the first time it's looked like that this year.  My favourite picture is the old potting shed, wouldn't you love to have a shed like it.
The above picture is a rose garden and in the summer it's apparently glorious.  You could just about see the buds beginning to grow on the bushes.
See you later in the week.


Isobel said...

Hello Sarah!
Glad to hear you had a great weekend. I think the whole of blogland did as the weather was super! The pictures look lovely! Specially the last one... what a magnificent blue sky!!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Amazing blue sky! It was very sunny and lovely over the weekend wasnt it. Very much needed it seems. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

Look forward to seeing your project that you are working on.

Have a great week.


Sal said...

It's certainly the weather to get out and about! Mind you, tis chilly!!
Your patchwork looks great!

bellaboo said...

Ooh,looking forward to the reveal!
Love Polesden Lacey too.We can't go in the house with Bella our dog,but there is a lovely walk there,that takes you through woods and across fields,which we did the other weekend.Yes,those Nat trust people can be rather over enthusiastic! Glad you had lovely weather for your makes all the difference.

Bellaboo :o)

maryannlucy said...

What a lovely weekend :-)