Anyone 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.
The Garden and Gallery are absolutely amazing and inspiring, and the food in the café is delicious.
The next photo from this garden is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge
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
or a steel tree
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!
And another door to the farmhouse for Norm’s Thursday Doors. You can stay there! Pricey but just take a look at the website to see how wonderful the interior is.
I did have such a magical day – and have loved sharing it with you.