Hello lovely people!
I feel that once again I need to apologise for my lack of posts over the past month. I have had lots of changes with my job which has made me feel unsettled, which has left me no brain space to think about all the things I enjoy, and so my blog has been taking a back seat. My poor allotment has been abandoned too, but I mostly blame the pants weather for that! Hasn’t it been awful?!
Apologies aside, I am still here, the blog is still very much active, and I promise it will be more of a priority in the New Year!
Moving on… This month was Andrew & my 3 year anniversary (how he has put up with me that long is beyond me) so we booked a long weekend away in Devon. We stayed in this BEAUTIFUL renovated shepherds hut, which overlooked a private woodland. The weather was awful but we managed to get a walk through the woods and avoid the rain, and it was fantastic!
As well as our lovely walk in the woods and lots of snuggling with the fire on and a hot chocolate in hand, we braved the poor weather and decided to go to RHS Rosemoor.
Since my time on Gardeners’ World, I have been keen to visit the RHS sites, Rosemoor in particular, as we filmed a lot of inserts for the show there. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I can tell you that I was not disappointed. Rosemoor has something for everyone, from formal gardens to woodland walks, and even a hobbit house built by the workers.
We were fortunate to visit the weekend before they opened a sculpture display around the garden, which meant that many of the sculptures were already in place. Which really added something extra to the gardens, particularly at a time of year when the large grey and dark skies are overbearing.
(I do realise that there is a patch of blue sky in this photo, probably the only bit we saw all day!)
The gardens are truly beautiful, with lots of variety, they are well kept and maintained and the staff are also really friendly! I feel I should stop rambling about it and pop some more photos into this post so you can see what it was like!
(Sculpture made from car parts)
Take a look at my Instagram for more photos! I will pop some more up 🙂
So yes, RHS Rosemoor was inspiring and we managed to stay dry too! If you are ever in Devon or nearby, do take a trip and visit, you can buy tickets online for less than you would expect and the cafe is good too!! Plus, do check out Witherdon Wood Shepherds Hut, which is where we stayed! You will be sure to have an amazing time as we did!
Promise my next post won’t be so long awaited!