Well what a weekend that was.
I have to say I have never been so proud to be British after watching
the pageant and the concert in London.
I hope you all enjoyed your Jubilee weekend as much as I did.
For those of you that don't live in Britain I'm sure you will
have heard about the celebrations going here this weekend.
For obvious reasons London was the focus of the media but
everywhere has been having all sorts of events over the 4 day holiday
all we had to do was chose what to do.
We started here where they had a craft fair in the gardens
which are full of Azaleas and Rhododendrons.
and a craft exhibition by these people both of which we
really enjoyed and of course had coffee and cake
between the two.
Norfolk is also running it artists open studios at the moment
which Mr T and I always enjoy.
This year we went to the Worstead guild of weavers, spinners and dyers
to watch them at work and chat( which they really like to do)
They had loads of different sorts of looms this one is making a wool rug
in Herringbone pattern.
We then went onto a couple of other studios and ended
up buying picture from one of the printmakers
but have left it there until the exhibition finishes.
The local pub was having a beer festival
so the rest of the day was spent there competing in the Quiz
and listening to the live music.
Mr T and I donned our wellies and headed to the local village of Dilham
where in the early 1800's the local landowner turned
25 acres of marsh land in to a collection of 8 man made
islands which were apparently his pleasure gardens.
Over the years they have been forgotten about so have
become very over grown but recently the canals running along side the old
islands has been dug out
so the present land owners has cleared some of the islands and for only the 2nd time this century opened the islands to the public.
These two panels were part of the railing on one of the little bridges
between the islands.
Beautiful Rhododendrons every where.
This was the old summer house
With a floor of locally made tiles.
This is what it used to look like.
Finally yesterday another local village
had an open gardens so off I went with my friend
as Mr T had a boys day out on the Broads.
This Gunnera is one plant and is fabulous.
Running along side the open gardens was a scarecrow competition
A wonderful end to a historic weekend.