Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Regal Spring Valentine

Sorry for the prolonged absence. I've been pondering what to write for weeks now. Do you ever get 'blogger's block'? I'm going to let my pictures do most of the talking today.

Here are some pictures that I took from a recent weekend away to Stratford-upon-Avon. For those of you who might not know this, Stratford is where William Shakespeare was born, it is a delightful English town full of character and beautiful old timber fronted buildings:

Interesting Timber Work
Check out this timber work!

Old House
A beautiful old house

Old House

Bank Stratford
The bank! How cool?!

Bank Stonework
A closeup of some of the bank's stonework - nice!

Bank Stonework
Just beautiful!

Sheep Street
There was actually a street called Sheep Street!! :)

Street Light
The street lights were amazing, they reminded me of something from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'! :)

While we were in the area we visited a National Trust property called Baddesley Clinton. It was exquisite - a definite must if you are ever in the area:

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

We also visited Warwick Castle which is a fantastic place (if a little expensive). There really is so much there. I did joke as we went around asking if there would be anything to do with knitting, crochet or sewing... funnily enough, we came across a reinactment room where the ladies were sewing!! Brilliant!! There actually was something for everyone :)

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

Boat House
A boat house that I was fascinated by.

A beautiful conservatory with peacock topiary trees! :) I was several hundred metres away, I was just taking advantage of my whizzy 12x optical zoom :)

There were some beautiful peacocks and peahens there too:




In these last few weeks we've noticed a definite change in the weather and the plants around us, I think spring is officially on its way! :) I LOVE spring! It is my favourite season by far. I love Easter time and my birthday is in spring too. I love the colours, the new growth in all of the plants and the brighter and warmer days. I am really looking forward to spring in our new house. When we came back from work today we were talking about where the garden furniture is going to go in the garden and where we're going to hang the washing line - I am in domestic bliss! :)

Sky and Trees
A beautiful blue sky! Yipee! It was 16 degrees celcius here last weekend - I hope this is a sign of spring on its way :)

Coal Tit
Our faithful little Coal Tit (that I keep mistyping as a Cola Tit!!)

Stunning snowdrops

Crocuses... Croci? ;)
Colourful crocuses (croci?) ;)

I drew my partner a Valentine's picture :) We're both into birds and we're going to put up a bird box this weekend and we already have a dovecote so this seemed perfect:

Valentine's Card

I have been busy knitting and crocheting so I hope to have some yarny pictures for you soon. Thank you for dropping by, please leave a comment to let me know you've been :)

Until next time,



  1. The tudor buildings are stunning!
    Love your little birdie drawing. :)
    I agree spring is definitely in the air!!
    Vivienne x

  2. Stunning pictures and lovely birdies, and yours are extremely cute! And I know bloggers block, I had a severe case after all the blogging in December. I am recovering slowly :)

    Have a great day and many greetings from Finland!