Monday, 2 May 2011

A feast for the eyes

Over the weekend Pete and I visited Sarah Raven's garden
it is a couple of hours drive from here but so worth it
It was absolutely beautiful
take a look...

 What do you think??
We came home with so many ideas
oh, if only we lived in her farm house with views of rolling hills all around!
they serve drinks and homemade cakes too
I had homemade rhubarb cordial and apple and cinnamon cake

I think I may be getting a little obsessed....
I have made a lemon and poppy seed cake this afternoon 
 from this book!

Oh well, there are worse obsessions i guess! 

more soon 
j x


  1. Sarah's garden looks amazing (as you would expect really!)i've also had that book on my Amazon wish list for a while, might just have to give in & get it!

  2. Oh how pretty and colourful! Your cake looks good too! I've just planted seeds after setting up a raised veg bed over the weekend- hope something grows!

  3. The Garden looks amazing...If only I could have a real Garden again..ah well I can still have Cake and Tea Party's:)

  4. wow her thrift looks a lot better than mine!!

  5. Wow! What a fantastic day you had! Hmmm, we might need to plan a Craft Guild Field Trip... :-)

  6. That is a gorgeous garden! And the cake doesn't look bad, too... ;o)

  7. Sounds like a great trip - it obviously inspired you with your cake!

  8. Wow what a lovely garden :)
    and great photos x

  9. So pretty - I'd love to go one day, but we're a couple of hours.....the other way!

    Have a wonderful day,

    Nina x

  10. Just found your blog so thought I'd say hello! The garden looks lovely and very inspirational - I think I need to inject more colour into our garden!

  11. Hello - I've just discovered your blog too! What lovely photos - what a beautiful garden.
    Emily x

  12. It is on my list, I would love to visit her garden. Looking at your pictures I think I might move it to the top of my list. :0)

    Lou xxx

  13. wow what a beautiful place ! i wonder if sarah raven would move out so i could have it ??? XXX

  14. Oh mercy, that is spectacular! It makes me want to have a cream tea and kick off my sandals. So lovely. :)

  15. Beautiful photos, wish my garden looked like that! Yummy looking cake, too :)

  16. Lovely garden, lovely cake - I'm particularly liking your cake stand and cover set, can I be nosey and ask where you got it?

  17. thank you all so much for all of your lovely comments x
    The cake stand was actually from Ikea a couple of years ago. I am sure that they will still make something similar, it is so useful as well as pretty
    j x


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