Summer jaunting …

23/07/2013 § 4 Comments

A week or so ago, we treated ourselves to a night away at a lovely country-house hotel just outside Bath …

Homewood Park nr Bath

Homewood Park near Bath

That was our room - under the little gable roof!

That was our room – under the little gable roof in the middle

Homewood Park is set amidst beautiful countryside, just a few miles outside Bath …

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Beautiful gardens  with high hedges, stone walls, secret ponds and traditional beds looked out onto blissful rural scenes that must have been the same for centuries.  The sunken greenhouse, with mossy steps was so unusual.  I imagine that plants could be over-wintered safely here, drawing warmth from the surrounding earth and protected from frosts …

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There was a kissing gate entrance to the gardens …

Homewood Park kissing gate

A dovecote …

Homewood Park - dovecote

and in the quiet woods, lying undisturbed, the many generations of family dogs …

family pets

We took a trip into Bath for just an hour or so (long enough to treat myself to some fabrics – more later), and then we wound our way home in the heat, in time to take the dogs for a wander before suppertime.

Revitalised and relaxed, my head is buzzing with new projects and designs. I can’t keep up with images spinning around and my new sketchbook is filling up fast, with scenes from Cornwall and our recent jaunts.

I usually take a break from fairs during the college summer vacation, and it’s taken me a little time to realise that this year’s vacation is going to last and last!  So I may fit in a couple of extra fairs in August – let’s hope the sun keeps on shining.

Adaliza x

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