Category Archives: The Creative Exchange

August Break Day 29 – Looking a gift horse

Afternoon tea for three at Hatchlands Park, followed by a stroll around some of the extensive parkland.

Foal 01

We discovered this darling little foal in one of adjoining fields.  She sheltered behind her mother for most of our visit.

Foal 02


Roses are pink

Woke to beautiful blue skies, bright sunshine and a garden in bloom.

Roses are pink 01

These stunning pink roses are a visible sign of the tender loving care my Dad put into his garden over the last twelve months.

Roses are pink 02

And he has been awarded with the best blooms that this rose-bush has ever had.

Roses are pink 03

Summer fruit

Just finishing our summer fruit that we picked over the weekend.

Summer fruits

A moment of sunshine

I have noticed a familiar weather theme has been cropping up in  some of my blogs posts recently, which is probably going towards fuelling and cementing the British stereotype of always talking about the weather. 

So in keeping with the stereotype, I am starting this post with…in a rare moment of sunshine on Sunday afternoon I was able to nip into the garden with my camera and capture these pictures.

A moment of sunshine 1

We have a number of these Hypericum bushes in the garden, more by luck than judgement.   In the sunlight they are glorious and just radiate and reflect the light.

A moment of sunshine 2

You may have also noticed from previous blog posts that I am not a committed gardener, in fact I more a fair-weathered gardener at the best of times.  Which is probably why we have bramble bushes encroaching into the garden.  We do have the benefit of these pretty white flowers at the moment with the promise of blackberries at the end of the season.

In the pink

Pink is such a pretty colour. Hope you enjoy this collage of pretty pink flowers on this Bank Holiday Monday.

In the pink

Flowers from an Edwardian garden

Pink flowers in bloom.

Garden flowers 01

Garden flowers 02

A slice of blue {020/365}

A surprising slice of blue in one of our patio tubs, these bluebells have appeared from nowhere.

A slice of blue {020/365}