Saturday, 8 October 2011

Last Minute Holiday!

I have been away ( I know I can hear you all saying what again!!) yes we went somewhere very warm, with lovely blue skies, beautiful beaches warm seas, lovely food.  Have you guessed where - The Garden of England Kent and weren't we lucky with the weather.  We visited the lovely Pippa at The Tower House in Tenterden, a beautiful b & b which I couldn't recommend more, I have wrote about it before I think last September 2010. 

We visited Ellen Terrys house at Smallhythe which is near Tenterden very interesting the house is so pretty and really worth a visit.
Spent time on Winchelsea beach
The Sugar Cube House!

along the front these interesting houses border the beach, you might recognise one as it was featured on Grand Designs, and is known as the Sugar Cube house for obvious reasons.  Next to it is a Huff House,
and further along a very modern house with bright furniture on the balconies.
Now I appreciate the architecture and the modern concept but it really isn't for me.

Saturday saw us off on the Steam Train from Tenterden to Bodiam

Bodiam Castle

 (which I think is the one used in Downton Abbey) and then enjoyed the Folk Festival in Tenterden in the afternoon.

It seems that this is the last of our summer, but what a lovely way to end it - the fires are lit
I am busy again with the sewing machine with lots of ideas going around my head.  Catalogues and brochures are arriving on the doormat and evenings spent making wish lists!! I do have my eye on these, and my hand is hovering over the add to basket!

Off to Shepton tomorrow for the Flea market so will let you know if I buy anything. 


  1. What a beautiful holiday and thank you for taking me along. I have not been to this part of England but am familiar with the names from reading Rosamund Pilcher and others. I must do a wish list like you.
    Helen xx

  2. Hi Jill, I have done most of what you did but have never visited Ellen Terry's house, must do that next time we are in the area, (Hours permitting) which is quite often as Phil brother and wife live in that area and own holiday lets there.

    You were certainly lucky with the weather. Kent is a lovely county and an easy drive for us from here.

    A good holiday has hopefully set you up for the Winter!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Love Jackie in Surrey. x

  3. so cute , thenks for the photos and for this "little trip"! HAve a lovely weekend

  4. Hi Jill,

    We plan to go to Tenterden again in May. When I look at your photo's I wish I could go sooner. You visited some lovely places!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  5. Jill, I used to live in Kent until I was 15yrs old, and have many happy memories of this part of the world. Have you ever visited Rudyard Kiplings house?, wonderful atmosphere and not to be missed. It isn't too far from Bodiam. We had one of the best family holidays we have ever had near Tenterden, years ago now, we must go again.

  6. Tenterden looks idyllic, however the Sugar Cube House really caught my attention. Not because of the building but because of what looked like a bear wearing a crown, staring over the wall. Perhaps it is there to scare away intruders.


  7. You were lucky with the weather Jill, wasn't it glorious.

    Those modern houses look very interesting but I much prefer the look of Pippa's - its beautiful! You aways stay in wonderful places, thank you so much for the link. Tenterden is calling me now ....!


  8. Lucky you getting such fab weather in Kent! Lovely to see you at le flea on Sunday. Lizzie x

  9. I used to live in Kent. Tenterden is a pretty place. One of my favourites in Kent. The lights are lovely! I have the same ones for my bedroom.
    Isabelle x

  10. Hello Jill and thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Yours is just my sort of blog and I have added you to my Bloglines list. That eiderdown is gorgeous x


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