Six On Saturday: The Montana Garden

Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! No, we are not in the state of Montana today, but we are in the Montana Garden! You will not find this garden in the Gardens to Visit On the National Garden Scheme either! That’s the book that I send for: that lists the UK gardens, the date they will be open…

Thursday Doors: St Ives, Cornwall

I feel like going to the sea! Let’s see the Doors of St Ives, Cornwall today! The houses have a few things in common……..they are made of tabby or…….. stone and there are cobbled paths every where! But, I must share more info about this cottage……the Cornish Cottage…This is where we stayed….it is at the…

Friday’s Foods of the World: The Ash House, Yeovil, UK

Getting from Point A to Point B is more fun if you have shorter driving times and lots of smaller a’s, b’s and c’s along the route. It also helps us to take more breaks when we are driving a different traffic pattern than we are used to ( driving on the left instead of…

Thursday Doors: Stourhead

For Today’s Doorscursion I am taking you to Stourhead!  Now a National Trust property, this 600 acre property is located at the source of the  River Stour in the southwest of the English county of Wiltshire and extends into Somerset. Here we are at the gatekeep……..quite impressive don’t you think? Going on in we find…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Backtrackin’

This is a story of how one thing leads to another………….Today, for Jo’s Walk I am taking you to the village of Kinlet (population roughly 650) in the UK. Why here you ask? I have traced my ManyGreatsGrandmother, Elizabeth Corbin and the Roger Mortimer family (also my relation) back to this village and I wanted…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of St Ives

Today, we are visiting some gardens that I came upon by chance when visiting St Ives! It was a Secret Garden Tour, so wasn’t I the lucky one! Many of the gardens were behind garden doors like this! Wouldn’t you want to know what was behind that door? This photo was taken from inside the…

Six On Saturday: There’s More to West Hoathly

Good morning SOS’ers! Today, my Featured Photo is a manor house, again in West Hoathly…….the garden was in the back so let’s walk there! Here, is the little garden cottage………..just perfect! I decided the gardener here had a favorite color scheme for this garden, lilac and pink! I like props in the garden…….they can be…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Southampton, UK

We made our way to Southampton, UK to take our first cruise ever…… Since we had arrived a day early, I had made a list of the things we wanted to see. The SeaCity Museum was our first stop and the threat of rain and the grey skies added to my apprehension about going to…

Six On Saturday: One Elm Cottage

Doesn’t 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill, just seem like the perfect place to live? It does to me! It just rolls off the tongue, ”I live at 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill!” This is our last garden for the day in East Sussex.  What a delight the gardens have been on the Herstmonceux…

Six On Saturday: Monks House

You can’t hardly go wrong if you live on THE STREET, can you? Of all the gardens we have visited, the one cottage in a garden that I know I would be happy to live in, is Monks House. Monk’s House is the country cottage in Rodmell, that was the home of Leonard and Virginia…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite English Garden

I have been to many, many, many English gardens. Oh, I miss them! Some were part of the National Trust and some of them were with The National Garden Scheme……..we loved them all……but one year, I came upon a garden with a Potting Shed to stay in……It was booked to the gills for that year,…

Boarding the Ship! What Now?

First, you are greeted with a glass of champagne! Then you ooh and ah at the opulence of crystal, marble and elegance of the Regent Seven Seas Explorer! That is quite the chandelier! The big tubes are elevators…….. Our rooms will be ready in an hour, where shall we go first?  The Poolside Grill? I’ll…

Cruising:In the Beginning There Was a Port

You have to get to the ship. That’s a good place to start on our first cruise ever………at the beginning. Deciding on Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer, the only 6-star ship in the world and classified as the most luxurious, was easy……it had everything we wanted and it’s all inclusive, meaning everything is paid for up…

Jo’s Monday Walk: A Visit to Sissinghurst

A summer in the UK would not be complete for me without a visit to Sissinghurst Garden, one of my favorites! This is the garden that Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold, made home. Vita was also a friend of Virginia Wolfe, Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, which I have written about in previous…

Thursday Doors: The Garden Doors

Today, since I have been recovering from my yearly dose of poison ivy, I’d like to share garden doors from various gardens in the UK. What a wonderful and surprising place to find doors! The first is a garden entrance at Agatha Christie’s home at Greenway. There are so many different doors to be found…