Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Vita Sackville West and her husband certainly made Sissinghurst Castle Gardens a beautiful place to visit, I would love to visit again when the gardens are in full bloom.

The garden rooms are beautiful and if you are a book lover you will be in for a real treat if you visit.

Reading the notes below you will see who was really in charge of the garden!

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Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote in Kent is well worth a visit, the last owner was a man called Charles Henry Robinson who was a direct descendant of a pilgrim who travelled to New England on the Mayflower, if it wasn’t for him buying it then it may now be a pile of rubble.

A very romantic looking place, hidden in a hollow and surrounded by a man made mote fed by a natural spring.

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Chartwell

I visited Chartwell some 18 years ago and felt the need to go back, all the 50th aniversary news of Winston Churchills death in the media reminded me how much I like Kent as a county.

It was a freezing cold day but I was not disappointed, the house although not grand given the importance of Churchill was welcoming and friendly, with lots of great recent history.

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A small project

I have a small project on the go, its nice to see old traditions with not a piece of foam in sight!

This is the before shots

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Once I start to take it apart it all looks like great stuff for a birds nest.

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Now there is the small matter of a bit more material removing and cleaning the old girl up, then putting it all back with the same quality materials and making it look a bit like this.

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