Remember the shed?
Well, hooray, the new one arrived on Friday 20th of last month,
big heap of wood in the front garden, tidy heap, but still a heap.
Later that night my daughter arrived for a stay,
we spent Saturday together and went to a hilarious show
that was part of the Theatre festival in Barnstaple:
If you get the chance to see this fabulously funny, and rude, show, go, definitely go. Haven't laughed so much in ages.
Sunday I took a bus to Okehampton to meet my sister and her husband who'd invited me to share their rented cottage in Mary Tavy for a week. Had a lovely relaxing week with great weather while my daughter fed the cat and got on with some work and took advantage of the peace and quiet of Devon, she lives in Hackney so a huge contrast.
Visited a gorgeous place called The Garden House , a beautiful, relatively small garden near Buckland Monachorum wonderfully clever design that makes a smallish area seem huge, with lots of different areas to look at and a new arboretum. the arboretum is still tiny saplings with protective fencing round them but will be great in a few years.
Part of the wildflower meadow, there's a view towards Buckland Abbey at the end of this.
Took loads of pictures, but don't want to bore you all to death!
My sister and her husband, pity he was looking at his camera!
We also spent a day in Bellever Forest, a very nice part of Dartmoor with a river and some useful trees for shade, very hot weather!
Lovely place, pity we got invaded by a noisy school group in the afternoon, but they weren't there long.
Next stop Cotehele, a lovely Tudor Manor house, National Trust. More lovely gardens and some white doves who kindly posed for us on the dovecot.
Very nice week altogether, my sister and I visited some stone rows and hut circles up on the moor, nicely misty and mysterious weather.
For some reason blogger can't put the photos side by side!
Meanwhile back in north Devon my lovely neighbour is putting my shed up, with a little help from my daughter, many thanks to both, I did pay him, but much less than he could have asked for.
Here's the shed...........
My daughter and I had another day together on the Saturday, didn't do much had a mooch about on the ebach, wandered into a few shops and had fish and chips before heading home. She had a seat on the very early coach on Sunday morning, so I walked down with her and saw her off then had an early mornng walk on the beach and found these two great pieces of glass.
I have plans for a double heart necklace, possibly even made so they can be worn together or separately, we'll see.
Well that's my last week and a half, gradually getting everything back into the new shed, but if anyone wants three rather rusty mountain bikes.......... oh and a spare strimmer.