Monday, 4 October 2010

Been away too long - I think!

I always think that it is not so long ago since I last wrote my blog but am surprised to see it is over a week now, some of you are so good at doing blogs much more frequently I just wish I could!! The other day I spent a whole morning just trying to alter my blog design – I have just acquired photoshop and I don’t know whether any of you have got this programme but OMG it is taking me forever to learn but I won’t be beaten and I have done my new blog header with it what do you think?

Now to more interesting things I promised I would show you where we stayed in Tenterden it was the most lovely Bed and Breakfast run by Pippa (who featured in Country Homes and Interiors October issue with her Happy Hampers business) So here is few photos. It is called The Tower House.

Lovely room for breakfast

Our Bedroom

 We also visited the lovely Tunbridge Wells (lovely shops) and then on to Whitstable which is a great seaside place but is very famous for its Oysters (I have to say I just can’t eat oysters I have tried! But they just give me a bit of a tummy ache)
The lovely Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells

A lovely shop which sold brilliant things for your garden and home

The Fishing huts in Whitstable I think they are now holiday homes

I loved this one it had the most lovely views across to the sea

The famous oyster restaurant (I add I didn't go in!!!)

Well back now in the swing of sewing and have had a few bargains this week, I bought this lovely monogramme sheet on ebay it was lovely without any marks on it, I also found these lovely buttons in an antique shop in Hastings and one of the best finds was in the cupboard under the stairs where I found Caroline Zoob faded flowers fabric – I thought I had used it all and you can’t buy it anymore so I was so happy!!

But a really good surprise was on Saturday when we decided to have a walk at a nearby Lake, (never been before although it was only 5 minutes from house) sorry forgot camera so didn’t take any photos, but just by the lake was cottage and outside there was a table selling surplus vegetables, and don’t they look lovely all for under £2 to include 1 dozen free range eggs, what a brilliant find – I will be back. I have tried to grow vegetables but our garden is quite shady and we seem to be plagued by snails and slugs who had a better meal than we did, so I sort of gave up this year.

Well back to the sewing and will try and write more often.

Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments on my blog I do love reading them. You are all so talented and I do love reading your blogs


  1. Lovely holiday pics Jill... as for the blog heading.... can I be honest? I love the photos as individuals, but just not sure I like them all together like that. But that is just my opinion, some who know me will know that I if asked I will give an honest answer, and of late, I have found myself in the minority and slightly pilloried for it too. But you obviously want to make your blog as attractive as you can and so ask people what they think. Not as pretty as the cup! That's a briefer answer.

  2. Hi Jill,

    That B&B in Tenterden looks beautiful! I will write it down in my notebook. It sounds/looks the ideal place to stay in with my friends when we go on a gardening/walking tour in the south of England.

    Your finds look great. Love the big white buttons and the fabric!

    Your blog looks good as well!

    Enjoy your new week!

    lieve groet, Madelief

  3. Hello Jill
    What a lovely blog you have ;-)
    Thank you for your lovely comment :-D
    And now I have found you, nice to *meet* you!

  4. Bonjour Jill!
    I'm glad to have discover your exquisite blog via Marie-Ange "rever au sud". A bientôt!!Hélène :)

  5. Hi Jill
    thanks for popping by. Wow, you've had a wonderful time - the B&B looks amazing, I'd love to stay there! And such a lot of goodies you found too... seems like the perfect trip.
    And I'm pleased to read in your comment at mine, that I'm not the only one who eats the same colours as I sew !!
    Denise x

  6. Hi Jill, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I loved reading through your post and looking at your photos. We stayed in one of the fishermans' huts in Whitstable several years ago. They're part of the Continental Hotel and were great fun to stay in - but very expensive I seem to remember!


  7. A very beautiful and comfortable B&B and wonderful places you visited.
    Your new treasures are great!!!
    Trying to change the blog design really takes a lot of time and using photoshop takes much more, your new header is lovely!!

  8. oh jill.....i am thinking of getting *photoshop* for my are making me nervous- i don't think i have enough hours in my day to learn anything new!!

    LOVE where you stayed in Tenterden...i have noted it down in case we get a chance to venture to that part of the uk...

    Tumbridge Wells looks gorgeous- that shop with the gardening bit and bobs...yum!
    and my husband and i are both MAD for oysters...i'll let you know how they are if we get there!!

    and finally- this is what i adore about england- hedgerow and tables of vege for sale...what a basket of goodies...!!
    we have our pint bottles of milk and fresh eggs dropped off every morning from our local farm and love it!

    melissa x

  9. Oh what a lovely holiday. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you to happiness, Katherine

  10. Hello Jill,

    Merci Jill d'être venue me laisser un gentil commentaire sur mon blog. Je découvre le tien et je trouve tes photos ravissantes. Cela donne très envie.
    A très bientôt

  11. If I could get my blog to look as lovely as yours, I would be ever so happy.

  12. Jill... I'm reading more and more of your blog and I am in love with it... You're capturing everthing that is quintessentially English... For a homesick girl like me... this is pure heaven.. Lx


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