Thursday

DSC_0018Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will know how I like to make everything as multi-functional as possible – it is a Permaculture thing and Permaculture is the closest thing to a religion I have.

Imagine my delight when I realised I could combine Thursday Doors, Three Things Thursday, Cee’s Which Way Challenge and Odd Ball Challenge AND recommend some simply splendid people and places – my cup overfloweth with golden delights.

Three Things Thursday:

Emily shares “three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy”

So here goes:

1.Yesterday I took Miss E to one of Sewchet‘s wonderfully empowering sewing workshops. Seeing her glee at having made something she can actually wear was a joy. She learnt so much.

2. Meeting Sheila of Sewchet. Meeting fellow bloggers is a fun, enriching experience. I have met Mrs Snail, Judy of Edwinas Episodes, and now Sheila. What a wonderful community it is. …. and there are plans to meet more bloggers brewing.

3. Meeting an old friend after a very long time and having such a brilliant time at Durlslade Farm, art gallery, cafe and sculpture garden. Go if you can!

This is my favourite photo of the day which I think has a touch of the Edward Hopper about it. ‘Hopper’ turned positive and optimistic perhaps.

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The Garden and Gallery are absolutely amazing and inspiring, and the food in the café is delicious.

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The next photo from this garden is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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and there were plenty of contenders for the Odd Ball Challenge at this fabulous gallery

How about a giant steel bucket full of shiny pots and pans

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or a steel tree

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with pots and pans for leaves. I love that it is set against this ancient farmhouse and looks a lot like old mulberry trees in gardens of houses this sort of age.

Here you can see the two sculptures against the old buildings and the gloriously blue sky – what a day!DSC_0017

And another door to the farmhouse for Norm’s Thursday Doors.DSC_0020 You can stay there! Pricey but just take a look at the website to see how wonderful the interior is.DSC_0019

I did have such a magical day – and have loved sharing it with you.

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50 responses to “Thursday

  1. That’s on my must-visit list. I love the sculptures and that glorious door. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love these (the doors…I have a thing for door photos). 🙂 And that picture DOES have an Edward Hopper feel to it! Wouldn’t have thought of it until you mentioned it. Nice.

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    • You would love browsing through all the contributions to Norm’s Thursday Doors Sarah, such an amazing array each week from around the world – all with stories to tell!
      Edward Hopper is one of my daughter’s favourite artists, so I was thrilled when I saw how this photo came out.

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  3. Aw, thanks for the kind words Sandra – it was lovely to meet you and your granddaughter too, albeit briefly. Photos of the Summer workshops will culminate in a single post at the end of the holidays. Hauser and Wirth is a great place to go regularly as the artist in residence changes several times throughout the year so there’s always something new to see.

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  4. Nice farmhouse door! But the giant bucket of pots was pretty awesome too!

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  5. Fantastic collection, enjoyed them all.

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  6. What beautiful buildings, I love the mix of old and new. Lovely post as ever Sandra

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  7. Wow, what an interesting place, Daffy. I love the really old traditional building with its solid doors, and then the contrast of the steel trees and that gigantic bucket full of pots and pans!
    It was a pleasure to meet you, and you must come and see us again if you are up this way! 🙂

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  8. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place Sandra.

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  9. Love the dogs guarding the great door. 🙂

    janet

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  10. What a wonderful, fabulous day, I can’t think of anything that would have improved it at all. the photo’s are amazing. I have a Pinterest board of “Doors” and this one is divine. Thank you.

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  11. Lovely post, I bet Sheila’s a fab teacher, you’re so lucky to be near her. 😀

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  12. It does sound like a wonderful day! 🙂

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  13. What a lot of wonderful things in one post , and you didn’t even mention the lovely dig in the first picture. I am on the look out for a lion.

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  14. This is such a great post. Thanks!!! 😀

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  15. Lovely photos, and a wonderful collection of ticked challenges – congratulations all round! Hope we’ll see a bit more about Sheila’s class (hint!). xx

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  16. Lovely door and wonderful sculptures, too.

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  17. That is a lovely old door. I like that steel sculpture too.
    Thanks for joining us at #ThursdayDoors this week 🙂
    Cheers,
    Norm

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  18. That looks like a great place! Thanks for introducing me to it 🙂

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  19. Neat photos: I love the metal trees. The doors are great, also the ‘optimistic Hopper’ with brightness through the window.

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  20. Love those pots and pans sculptures!

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