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Charlotte Garden
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Wildflower Meadows
For the past few months - an unforeseen intensive work project has consumed my time since the last time I wrote a post on my blog.  During the day my brain cells frazzle and my eyes sting with the glare of the computer screen, but in the evenings I have log...
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Painting With My Needle
For several years now I have been
an avid admirer of Caroline Zoob’s beautiful creations . I had visited her stall
at the Country Living Fair on a couple of occasions; purchasing her Faded
Flowers fabric and lovely little handmade paper bags. However, it wa...
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Soaping for Self
The accelerating pace of life has
made it difficult to find the time and energy to do the more enjoyable activities.
Working full-time and other demands coupled with the now diagnosed fibromyalgia
have made me feel like I am swimming against a rip tide. The...
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A Wintery Day
Surely everyone is aware of the  divine pleasures which attend a wintery fireside; candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibl...
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Soaps and Roses - A Case of Stolen Identity?
Life has been extremely hectic recently at La Petite Maison. For the moment Soaping has fallen off the list of priorities.  However I do intend to resume Soaping, Sewing, Sowing and Growing in the New Year when life should at last hopefully have settled dow...
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The Black Cat
Black cat, cross my path Good fortune bring to home and hearth When I am away from home Bring me luck wherever I roam - Old English
Charm As the year slips by, the garden has taken on a colourful autumnal hue as red, gold and yellow leaves;   deep red crab ...
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The End of Summer
Summer has merged into autumn without ever really seeming to have happened.  During those few and far between days of sunshine,  the garden blossomed and showed off its newly found beauty and potential,  before the next deluge of torrential rain and strong ...
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Charleston
A long held ambition of mine has
been to visit the homes and gardens of The Bloomsbury Group. (Charleston
Farmhouse the home of Vanessa Bell and Monk’s House home to Virginia Woolf).  (as seen in the BBC drama "A Life in Squares") So on a bright Thursday mo...
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Perch Hill
After my brief foray into Kent to visit Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens ; I could not let the opportunity slip to see Perch Hill Farm - the home of the TV gardening presenter Sarah Raven and her husband Adam Nicholson - a grandson  of Harold Nicholson. Perc...
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Sissinghurst; (A Whistle-stop Visit)
Kent is said to be "The Garden of England!"  My Mum is from Kent and I retain many happy memories of long walks through the Kent countryside with family; across fields and along narrow lanes - the sun always shining. Where my lovely Aunty G found a small bi...
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