Lunch in a park ... the food wasn't much to write home about, but I do love a bit of park watching with all the children happily playing in the sun and the flowers were glorious (excuse a few more flowery photos!).
Then some more culture. This time Virginia Woolf's house; Monk's house in Rodmell. I have to confess to never having read any Virginia Woolf and know little about her life but learnt quite a bit this weekend - especially the rather active partner swapping which was difficult to keep up with! Monk's house is also where she walked to her death from.
Sunday was another lovely day. I've never been to an open garden before and I think I probably started with one of the best. We went to a garden which was beautiful, eccentric and abslutely packed. Plants crammed in banks of colour with sculptures and textures everywhere ... and as for the cupcakes!!
I really enjoyed sharing this garden and it gave me lots of ideas. I also went completely bonkers myself by buying 2 vintage cup garden candle holders ...... you know how it is when something seems a good idea at the time .... and then you have to carry them home without breaking them. But clearly hanging cups in your garden is an absolute must! Far too gloomy to photograph them though I'm afraid.
We then continued with our Bloomsbury group tour by visiting Charlston House which was lived in by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. This is rather a crazy place where they have painted most of the surfaces and although the art was mostly not something I really appreciated (except I did like the cat by Duncan Grant) it was a fascinating visit - no photos allowed inside though.
No finished items to show you this week, but will hopefully next weekend.
I'm still on holiday this week, but its back to the wet weather and it's absolutely pouring down here. This has been a bit of an epic blog but that's what a few days sunshine does for you! Have a great week.