Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Crafts and Gardens.

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. 
Absolutely amazing.

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.

Day 1

  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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4
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

Cheese Grommit?

A wonderful end to a historic weekend.



  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time!


  2. It's a great time of year, isn't it Gill? Glad you're getting out and about so much and to some lovely spots by all accounts. I love those railing panels. Glad someone's doing something about putting the place to rights.Wallace and Gromit always make me laugh. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for popping over, and for your best wishes!
    Catherine x

  4. And you didn't come to see us in The Old School, Blickling where we were having a horrible time thanks to The National Trust. Sob.

  5. Sounds like you need a historic rest after such a busy few days - but what a great way to remember it all! xCathy

  6. Sounds like a hectic but fun few days - what a wonderful way to enjoy the break!