Thursday, 30 July 2009

Lacock Part 1


In my last post, I mentioned that I went to Lacock village & abbey. Pride & Prejudice, Emma & Cranford were filmed here. Here are the some of the photos as promised.


Tea room and gift shop


A lovely location for a wedding




This shop is gorgeous, a wonderful scent greats you as you walk in.
Click on the link to have a look at their website


Lavender bouquets for sale outside the shop


I love the way the bars of soap are displayed.






At the back of the shop they sell all sorts of gifts and cards


I couldn't resist taking a picture of this little dog patiently waiting for his owner to come out of the post office


One of the many stalls in Lacock. It is so nice that this system still exists based on trust. Choose your items and simply put the money through the letter box.


One of the shop windows


The village bakery


One of many interesting doors


Lacock village is full of beautiful architecture


This made me smile as I walked by the National Trust shop. All the men waiting for their wives or partners....


I fell in love with this house! The photo doesn't do it justice. It has to be seen! I wanted to take more pictures but I didn't want to intrude on their privacy by leaning over the gate...

More to follow...

A bientôt!


Isabelle x

Monday, 20 July 2009

Garden flowers


Freshly picked flowers to brighten up my kitchen



I love the mixture of colours



On Saturday, we went to Lacock village again, this time to take my parents who came over for a surprise visit. We were lucky with the weather. One of the things that I like in Lacock is that several houses sell home grown flowers and vegetables just outside their door. My Mother bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers that had just been freshly picked and put outside for sale.

I had to share the flowers with you, so beautiful! You really cannot beat garden flowers.



Photos on Lacock village outing to follow. Only had time for a quick post today!

Thank you for all your good wishes! :0)

A bientôt!


Isabelle x

Friday, 17 July 2009

The WINNER is...AND DO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ACCESSING CERTAIN BLOGS?



Well done to Mate from Bleu de Lavande whose number came up on the random number generator.
The goodies will be posted to you on Monday
(Please note that anyone who left more one comment, only the first entry counted)

Thank you to all of you who left comments and for all your lovely Happy birthday wishes. I had a lovely birthday and gorgeous gifts! On the weekend of my birthday Alan took me to Lacock village, Abbey & museum. I had not been there before but had wanted to for some time especially after having watched the BBC TV series Cranford which was filmed there. I will put some photos of my day out there in my next post.

If you live in UK or are on holiday in the UK, this week will not have been a very good one weather wise, very wet indeed! I do feel sorry for those who have opted for a family holiday at the beach this week...

Here is a video of what it's looking like in Somerset this morning...

video

Things have a habit of happening at once....
These past couple of weeks we have been busy dealing with things going wrong. My spare computer gave up on me so I had to buy a brand new one last Monday. Our car has broken down 3 or 4 times in the past week, so we decided it had to replaced as it is no longer reliable and needs to have quite a bit of work done to it. Yesterday we bought another one which we will pick up next week.

Our water leak in the lounge meant that the carpet had to be pulled up and be thrown away. We will be painting the floorboards, something we had planned on doing eventually but not just yet.

Today....we are having electrical problems in the kitchen, main switch keeps tripping. Trying to establish if boiler or cooker is the cause, cannot work that out yet...

All these things you can accept better when spread throughout the year but not in the space of just 2 weeks!

A parcel arrived in the post this morning from Sal, I bought a couple of beautiful scented sachets. Thanks Sal. A wonderful parcel to open up all beautifully presented, it brighten up my day!



PROBLEMS ACCESSING CERTAIN BLOGS USING INTERNET EXPLORER???

THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIX FOR SOME TIME. IN THE MEANTIME I AM USING FIREFOX TO ACCESS CERTAIN BLOGS INCLUDING MINE! NO PROBLEMS ACCESSING ALL BLOGS SINCE USING 'FIREFOX'

A bientot


Isabelle x

Thursday, 9 July 2009

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!!!



Tomorrow (Friday 10th July) is my birthday and to celebrate, I am having a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post please.
The winner will be picked using an online random number generator. I will post worldwide so the giveaway applies to all!


The draw will take place on FRIDAY 17th JULY 2009 at 12 noon (UK time).

The winner will receive these items.



72 Pink Heart paper doilies, union jack notebook, VV Rouleaux blue crystal buckle


Vintage millinery leaves, Roger & Gallet carnation soap, vintage fabrics
Vintage trimmings and buttons too...

Events have taken over of late, Larry (cat) needing a little operation (He is fine now), water leaking in lounge (carpet has to be pulled up). There is more... but I won't bore you with the rest! It has been a strange couple of weeks!


A bientot


Isabelle X