Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Occasionally when I am out and about usually in and around the Cotswolds, I do find treasures that really do deserve a visit if you are in the area. One such is the Jolly Nice Farmshop, near Stroud. I promise it more than lives up to its name. This farm shop is...
Love to be beside the seaside

Love to be beside the seaside

The seaside and all that it conjures up is very close to my heart. I was brought up on the Kent coastline and spent hundreds of hours at the beach in Ramsgate, Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and latterly in Dover. My father was a Trinity House Pilot and operated from Dover or...
Dahlias, dahlias everywhere!

Dahlias, dahlias everywhere!

Dahlias almost as tall as I am! After the rush to buy my Claude Monet’s Garden Silk Collection, I thought I had better speed up my plans for the next collection. I’m thrilled they have proved so popular.  As I explained in a previous Jotting, I...
Surrounded by silks

Surrounded by silks

Now you see why we haven’t been eating the kitchen table for some days… What is it about gazing at a collection of threads? I am sure I am not the only stitcher or sewer who loves to collect threads to use in their stitching, but actually just loves to...
The garden is glorious, but will anyone see it this year?

The garden is glorious, but will anyone see it this year?

I am not going to go on and on about the period of time in 2020 where we were effectively told to stay at home, but I do regret that none of my chums will see Pinks Barn garden at its best… I spent hours outside during the good weather in April and May, and now...
Bluebells & Bottles

Bluebells & Bottles

Dreamy bluebell woods As I write, we are in the fifth week of lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis and I thought you might be cheered up by these pictures. Bill and I are being good and well-behaved and so far, have obeyed the rules. We shop once a week – I shop and...