Monday, 22 June 2009

Break to Devon and Cornwall.

Lanhydrock House
owned by the National Trust.
We have recently returned from a few days holiday visiting the South West of England, after promising ourselves we should tour around more in our own country.

The picture above is Lanhydrock House, a magnificent Late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters , gardens and a wooded estate. There are 50 rooms to explore and the gardens are particularly spectacular, especially at this time of year - we visited in early June.

The following photographs were taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall, the plants are just stunning, I particularly loved the gorgeous bright blue ones, sorry but I forgot to make a note of the name, however I am sure there are some plant lovers out there who could enlighten me!

We also visited another National Trust property Killerton House in Exeter, Devon where we saw a lovely collection of costumes including a dress worn by Queen Victoria! This was one of the most exciting moments of our visit as I love anything victorian and I particularly love reading about Queen Victoria.

Stitching news

I am currently trying to get all my finishes completed before the summer holidays, I am working on a final private exchange that I am hoping to post next week and I am putting the finishing touches to the Christmas in July exchange for the Hooked On Exchanging Too group.
I will then be planning and stitching my first anniversary gift for the 31 July and then I will be concentrating on some of my large unfinished projects, including my HAED Gothic Rose here and The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan (click here for progress picture) as I have been neglecting them lately!

Kathy was the winner of the Ladybird Biscornu, I shall be posting that this week.

Thankyou for your visit and happy stitching everyone!


Shellie said...

Stunning Photos !

Anonymous said...

Wow, what beautiful flowers. I wish we had houses like that that we could visit here in Canada.

tkdquintmom said...

Those flowers are simply beautiful.

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. You must have had a wonderful time on your trip.

Julianne said...

Lovely pictures! Glad you were able to get away.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos! I'd love to be able to visit National Trust houses.

Andrea said...

Wonderful photos Lynn. I think we might have to go down south again next year. :)

Kathy said...

What a beautiful place you went to. I love the flower photos. I believe the blue ones are delphiniums. At least that's what they look like.
Sounds like you have your stitching all planned. I hope you can reach your goals. Good luck.
(And I can't wait to see my giveaway prize. It is gorgeous in your photo and I am sure it will be even prettier in real life.)

Mylene said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures! Almost makes me feel like I'm there in person.

CindyMae said...

Wow, all the photos look fantastic!

nima said...

wow....amazing photographs. Thank you for sharing

Tigerlea said...

Oooh what lovely photos! You've made me really look forward to having the chance to go to Devon/Cornwall myself some day!! Thank you :)

eyanharve said...

i just like your blog and unique content. thanks for sharing.
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