Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Friday, April 29, 2016

One Of Those Weeks!

We all get them don't we....a week when things go 'not according to plan'. Days you'd rather forget, appliances that cease working and arrangements arranged and re-arranged....

It was one of those! Consequently no work was done on the miniature front except for a start on kits for the two workshops this summer.  To be fair my other half has been in the workshop sawing manfully for us so that the shop room boxes can be part constructed,  while Celia and I have been chasing down mountboard and extra paint..........don't even ask!!

On the much brighter front the garden looks super (also the weeds), bluebells are out and the weather perked up long enough for a lovely trip to Badbury Clump, a bluebell covered hill located just outside the historic market town of Faringdon in Oxfordshire.

This has been a favourite haunt since I was a child and we try and visit at this time of year, although it's wonderful at any time.  The hill is an iron age fort set in ancient woodland and managed beautifully by The National Trust - a truly magical and spiritual place.

The town of Faringdon itself is dominated by an eccentric folly - called The Folly Tower, built in the early 1930s on a wooded hill above the town (already called Folly Hill) by Lord Berners, reportedly as a birthday present for his protege. Some present!  Still it's a lovely view in the distance from Badbury Hill, as is the ancient White Horse carved on the hill just above the village of Uffington, in the other direction.  

Thanks for looking


Wee Cute Treasures said...

Lovely photos Robin - we are both in bluebell mode this week obviously!! Hope next week is slightly better for you.

Elizabeth S said...

Those swathes of bluebells remind me of a scene in the movie HOWARD'S END.
The effect of all of that blue on the ground never fails to thrill me! :D

Ilona said...

What lovely pictures, Robin, I love the blue of the bluebells and the grey colors of the tree bark: it's such a nice contrast of colors and therefore it looks like a fairy forrest :)!
At first I wanted to write the same as Carol did about the bluebells, I think it's the time of the year ;)!
Hope you'll have a better week. Hugs, Ilona

Robin said...

I'm so glad you liked the pictures - it's a very special place, and bluebells themselves are magical I always think.