Firstly, DH and I went to a garden on the north Norfolk coast at a place called Beeston Regis. It's called Priory Gardens and it was the first time we'd been there. We shall return as the gardens were delightful - maybe rather wild for some people's tastes, not exactly manicured - but a wonderful collection of plants, ponds and walks. The cakes and lunches were also top notch, broccoli and Stilton quiche for me, a fillet of fresh plaice for Al, all eaten in beautiful sunshine with the birds singing. Here are a few pictures and here's the website, www.priorymazegardens.co.uk Oh yes, I forgot, there's a maze, created in 1995 to echo the floor plan of the original Beeston priory and planted with purple copper beech, hornbeam and escallonia, great fun.
Susie's brooch swap, I'm not giving any clues away! It's Friday Night Sew In tomorrow and I'm looking forward to an additional sewing project using the lovely collection of six inch floral fabric squares I received in a giveaway recently, from Susan, the Quixotic Crafter.
Woad Centre - all those of you who commented were dead right, I didn't come away empty handed, you know me so well!
Some woad pigment as I can't imagine I'll be successful in growing my own.
Some goodies from Woad-Inc's delightful range of toiletries.
Some wonderful indigo threads:
And I couldn't resist this delicious woad-dyed throw designed by Bernadette with the Woad-Inc flower trademark woven into the design.