It seems a while since I have written a blog, but have been away staying at my favourite B & B in Kent where we had a lovely welcome from Pippa.
On our way down to Kent we stopped off at Batemans which is Rudyard Kipling’s home, for me it is a little dark and austere, but the house from the outside is beautiful and the gardens (well will be when the flowers eventually come out) there is also a working mill where you can buy the flour.
The next day we thought we would visit Sissinghurst (Vita Sackville-West’s) gardens, but guess what due to my lack of not looking in the National Trust book it was closed, so off to Rye we went and spent a few hours looking around the antique shops and then the heavens opened, so off to Hastings (also looked a little grim in the rain) but came across this lovely shop, very interesting and very expensive!!
Now for what I was really looking forward to the Decorative Living Fair just outside Tunbridge Wells, the weather held off and there was so many beautiful stalls, including Caroline Zoob and Lizzie from The washerwomanblogspot, who had travelled up from Taunton.
Love Lane Vintage was also there here stall is so pretty, and I have booked to have a stall at her Village Vintage in Cuckfield in July.
Friday I eventually got to see Sissinghurst (probably better to see in June/July when all the flowers are out) but I loved it as well as the structured gardens my favourite was the wild meadows it will look superb when the wild flowers are all out.
Back home and getting ready for my next fair in Instow, spent the weekend potting on my seeds and planting out some vegetables all I want now is summer, in fact I am at the moment looking very seriously into going to France in a few weeks (south of France that is!!!)
This evening I hope to be spending my time visiting you all.
Have a good week.