Thankyou for all your comments and best wishes on my last post, it's good to be back even though I am still far, far behind with catching up with you all.
Hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous Spring weather!
There's lots happening in the garden now, and today I've had a great day out with my daughter who is fresh back from a long weekend in Paris! Paris in the Springtime, how wonderful!! Next time she visits her friend there I think I shall tag along ;)
Today we visited Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst, Kent, a National Trust property and only 10 minutes away from us. Rather than tour the house on such a sunny day, we wandered around the gardens and grounds and down to the old, ruined original building.
My daughter took all of these photos on her iPhone and has taken some lovely shots with the ancient buildings reflected in the moat.
we loved this colour blue on the garden door with the red camellia!
steps up from the sunken quarry garden, made where they quarried out the stone to build the new and much large Scotney Castle in the 1830s.
camellias in bloom
the original medieval castle, mostly in ruins, but partly intact and there are still a few rooms to explore, and a story of a priest who hid undiscovered in the Priests hole whilst the house was searched!
Years ago, way before our daughter was born, we saw a Shakespeare play here one summers evening with the backdrop of the ruined castle......so atmospheric!
Such a great place to visit!
Back to the Loft Room tomorrow all day, and hoping to finish a glass cabinet that I started painting on Tuesday in Annie Sloan "Provence", a gorgeous turquoisy teal colour! Just sanding, distressing and waxing tomorrow so should have some photos to share in my next post.
I have a few items of vintage furniture already in the shop that I've painted recently, including this oak wheelback chair that had seen better days, but with a bit of glueing and a coat or two of my own colour mixed from Annie Sloan Original, Duck Egg and Louis Blue its looking much better.
Enjoy the rest of the Easter holidays and hopefully lots more sunny days!