Sunday, 24 August 2014


We visited Hidcote Gardens which were in the final flush of summer colour. Created over thirty years from an unpromising patch of farmland, they are a testament to one man's plant collecting trips and vision to see the flaura collected combined into a stunning 20th Century garden. 'Floating' parades of flowers set off against the house or the many garden 'rooms' walled by yew hedges, looked fantastic. On the way home we passed through honey coloured cotswold stone villages and called at Chipping Campden.  

Monday, 18 August 2014

Aussie Arrival

Brittany and Martin came to checkout Gloucestershire, ahead of their European Tour.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Walk In The Forest

We walked the Forest Sculpture Trail ahead of the oncoming remnants of Hurricane Bertha, set to drop Caribbean water on England's green and pleasant land. Good decision.  

Friday, 8 August 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014


After Judith's funeral and wake at The Queen's Hotel, we were treated to an evening barbecue with our lovely pals The Hutchinsons. A few hours of banter cheered us up and reminded us why friends are so important. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


Looking West from Leckhampton, sun beams break through oncoming rain clouds, The August air is clear, giving 50 miles of visibility, all the way to the Welsh mountains.

Sunday, 3 August 2014


It's been so warm that the Oleander in the garden has decided to grace us with flowers. Very Mediterranean.