Friday, 27 January 2012

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

So then, what's the story in Balamory?

Well, it's been a strange few days, mostly good, though I did get whacked in the stomach by an over excited girl in a vintage shop - It was an accident... That's how she made it look anyway. I'm not too upset however as I did walk away with two bags and a hat (after paying, I must add).

Anyway, today was a rather exciting one:

We headed off to The National Botanic Garden of Wales, it's free entry during January and despite it being Winter, there was plenty to see. I won't go into details, I'll show you a few snaps from my day...

The Great Glass House
Inside The Great Glass House were areas representing different countries and also a room about Fungi.

Inside The Great Glass House
 This has made me fancy a conservatory, it's just too beautiful for words. Though don't be fooled with that blue sky, it was freezing outside, my 6 layers didn't seem to be doing much other than restricting my arms!

Conservatory Ideas?
Oh, and there were even plants there... Too fixated on buildings at the moment!

No idea, but it matches my coral jumper!

This has given me dressmaking inspiration - Watch this space!

There is also a bee garden, a Japanese garden, fish pond, a lovely gift shop - I used to be weel known for only visiting places with gift shops!

Oh and my favourite snap of the day:

You'd be quakers not to love me!
So all in all a lovely day, I do have it pencilled in my diary to visit again in the late Spring when more floral action is taking place.
In the meantime, I would suggest you come over to Wales and take a look. No boday has asked me to increase visitor numbers, but I do feel it my duty to try and talk you into coming. Here's the web adress in case I have talked you into a trip: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Hope you're all well, I'll be back soon with some exciting knitting/sewing things and proably more from my own tourist guide to Wales

Jennie xx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Vintage Puppy

Good Afternoon all, hope you're well.
Not so good here, but I really don't want to go into details just now - It's a long story for another day.

But I've missed you all, and was trying to find something fairly non-taxing to bring me back to blogging. Then I realised I still have some vintage snaps which haven't been shared!
I sound like your neighbour Jeanette after her holiday to Tenerife... Do you really want to see the photos? Tough, I'm showing you anyway! :)

Another doggy photo... This makes me want a puppy so much, why didn't I put one on my Christmas list?

There's Denise again (third from left), and her family... See the lady in the window?

If only I'd picked up their clothing along with the bag of photos...

Anyway, that's about that. The others are a bit out of focus or there just isn't much detail showing up. But I've just found the photos of my Gran's photos from the 1950s on the computer, so I'll show you those at some point. Think cotton dresses, Cornish holidays and my Grandad in shorts (bless him). They also feature a very young Mami, in a home made playsuit! Oh the cuteness!

So I shall say goodbye for now, I'll get my knitting finished and I'll have something very exciting to show you!

Until then, goodbye

Jennie xx

P.S. I just realised that this is my first post of 2012... Hope you all had a very merry Christmas and are having a wonderful start to the new year x