14/04/2012 § Leave a comment
has been out and about over Easter …
We began the journey towards the Easter holidays in warm sunshine, a row or so most afternoons after work, while the sun was still packing a punch! Flora Quacky Duck enjoyed pecking at stray strands whilst Belle and Misty kept a watchful eye, as usual, on whatever I’m doing!
Then we journeyed west – back to my home in Wales …
We stayed on an organic farm for B&B – super stylish! Ken and Amanda are an innovative, artistic and extremely talented couple with a lovely family (and collie dog) and an amazing home. Handmade furniture, home-cooked delights including fresh-from-the-oven hot cross buns at a candlelit breakfast, there’s a farmshop and glamping opportunities. If you’re thinking of travelling west and want somewhere beautiful to stay, visit Nantgwynfaen Farm – really – it’s well worth a visit and the local rural/coastal scenery is the best in the world (maybe I’m a bit biased)!
Then we went to Bath. A few times each year, if possible, we escape – just the two of us, for some peace and quiet – a chance to enjoy time together away from the bustle of family life. This time, Ripple One came too …
In Henrietta Gardens yesterday morning, I mooched out for a spot of calm in the Quiet Garden. I’d just spread Ripply out for a quick photocall when along came Kitty – a Kitty who obviously knew a comfy spot when she spotted one!
I love the way that Ripple is sharing my journey this year – I’m buying balls of wool when I see them and there’s no real plan. I like life to be like that – no targets, fitting different parts of life around each other without pressure – home, family, work, patchwork, dogs, crochet, garden – I’ve loved taking time out over Easter, to relax and enjoy and Ripple is good company in my quiet moments, wherever I am.
Today is a VERY special day – April 14th – and it’s our Wedding Anniversary!
Twenty-eight years ago, we married each other, here in Winchester with best friends and family sharing our day. It was a beautiful sunny day, and at Lainston House, they took the tables and chairs outside for us as we enjoyed a less-than-formal wedding breakfast on the lawns!
Happy Anniversary – to the Love of my Life!