Monday, 5 September 2011

Ston Easton Park Fête & Kitchen Garden

Yesterday we went to Ston Easton Park, a hotel in the Somerset countryside not far from home. Not long after we arrived, we made our way to the cream teas stand. I had a slice of plum cake. It was so good that I asked if I could have the recipe. Unfortunately, they did not  know who had made the cake as several different people had donated home made cakes. I will have a go at making one but would have loved the recipe of that particular one.  After cakes, we went inside the house to  have a look around the rooms. The interior is beautiful!

Miss P took part in many activities and won herself a year's free membership at a local golf club! She obtained the highest score out of all who took part throughout the day. She was so pleased!

I took a stroll around the kitchen garden, my favourite kind of garden

The Riverside Suite - Away from the main hotel

We had a lovely time. It was good for Miss P to have some fun and distraction just before going back to school the next day. I bought a few food related goodies back. There was a W.I stall with lovely home made jams and pickles.

Today is Miss P's first day in Secondary School and understandably she was nervous about it. I hope that she has a good day and look forward to hearing all about it when I pick her up from school later.

Thinking of all the children back to school or some starting for the very first time. Can feel daunting for them and for some of the Mother's too...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Anonymous said...

Amazing Park, garden and photos!

Have a nice day:)

lemonade kitty said...

Looks like a good family day out, love the chandelier. Hope Miss P has had a good day, my grandson is supposed to go back to a brand new school just been built but they got a text to say it isn't quite finished and the kids could have another week off!! That's every kid's dream isn't it, Lucey x

bellaboo said...

Wow,that chandelier is amazing!
Hope Miss P settles well in her new class. :0)

Marilyn said...

What a glorious place to visit. It makes me want to get my passport renewed and retire so I can travel.♥♫

Marydon said...

Stunning! & what a grand tim eyou had.
Have a beautiful day ~

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lovely day you had! The plum cake sounds wonderful...what a shame you couldn't get the recipe! Congratulations to Miss P on her win and I wish her all the best for a fabulous school year!


millefeuilles said...

Dear Isabelle,

I am wishing your daughter a rich and happy first year at secondary school.

Snap! My favourite gardens are kitchen gardens too. Infact every article I have written until now has been about potagers. Besides they give the best of both worlds as invariably one finds flowers among the vegetables and fruits.

That plum cake sounds REALLY delicious.


The Vintage Knitter said...

What a super house; I love that yellow rug with the sunlight on it - beautiful. Those gardens are a delight too and a photo of classic cars is always a bonus!

I hope Miss P's first day went well and that she'll settle in happily in no time at all.

Anonymous said...

Hello Isabelle, I hope Miss P had a good time. I'm sure she will be making friends very quickly. It's a big change for you all. I love a kitchen garden as well. Such beautiful photographs as always and those chandeliers are to die for. Hope you are all well. I've been flat out here with my latest edit for the book so been a bit quiet but can never resist your posts. xx

Jessie said...

A lovely day out in a beautiful place! It looks as though you were lucky enough to have the last warm day of sunshine too!xx

Vintage Jane said...

Sounds lovely. Wish I had known about it - we would have visited too! We went to Bath instead! M x

Karena said...

Isabelle..I just love your blog..being in the US it gives me a glimpse of England thank you so much for sharing this fabulous place it's lovely...

Karena "A Loblolly Life"