Archive | November, 2013

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Magical Nightime Garden – Syon Park

  We have just made a repeat trip to the Enchanted Woodland Garden at Syon Park, West London.  We first visited this time last year and yet again it was a magical, enchanting and inspiring experience. The gardens are lit, spotlighted and hung with decorations.  The organisers use the effect of changing colour, twinkling lights, […]

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A Walk Around Stourhead Gardens

This weekend Professor Tanya Byron talked about family time in the Saturday Times.  Top of her list were some very basic bonding behaviours such as walking together as a family, chatting and looking at nature.  So our walk around the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire fitted the bill perfectly.  We had intended to marvel at the […]

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My Garden in November

  We are definitely at the end of the flowering season in my garden.  It’s all looking a bit tatty and floppy.  There has not been a frost yet, but plenty of rain has fallen, so today there are photos speckled full of those dewy drops. The flowering season seems also to be a bit […]

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Pumpkin Carving

  Carving a pumpkin is now an essential part of childhood.  We have always carved a small pumpkin at home.  When I say we I mean hubby has usually using tools from the toolbox with the chisel featuring heavily.  We manage a standard type of scary face, the pumpkin has never been able to better […]

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