Seaside Trips:

Hastings: A super day out to Hastings on Sunday, 16th June – we enjoyed the pier, the charming ‘old town’ with its eclectic shops, a great lunch and a ride up the hill on the East Hill Lift where we really did enjoy fantastic views over the English Channel and the town below, as well as a lovely walk through Hastings Country Park.



Southwold: Well, what can we say about Southwold – what a place! Very upmarket (houses to die-for!), gorgeous colourful (and we understand very expensive!) beach huts, a lovely wide, sandy beach, the prettiest pier you can imagine, the lighthouse in the middle of town, and an abundance of restaurants, cafes and shops. A definite must-do-again trip for next year….

Southend: Sunday, 14th July was our trip to Southend, with all its classic seaside delights! The seven miles of beach and a very leisurely walk down the longest pier in the world were just a couple of things we enjoyed on the day!

Broadstairs: On Sunday, 21st July we enjoyed Broadstairs’ classic old-world charm, the sandy bays, shops and its many inviting cafes, restaurants and bars – so many it was difficult to choose where to have lunch!

Deal: This Sunday (28th July), we are off to Deal, believed to be the prettiest seaside town in Kent! We’ll update you with details of our experience and our personal pictures after the event – watch this space!

Other events:

Hampton Court Flower Festival: We had a lovely day out at the Hampton Court Flower Festival in early July, where the displays and inspiration were amazing. Hampton Court is always, of course, a most beautiful backdrop for any event, but especially for gorgeous floral displays and landscaping ideas. Have a look at some of our pictures from the event, and perhaps you’ll join us next year!

Stratford River Festival: We were so lucky to enjoy great weather on our day out to Stratford-upon-Avon during its Riverboat Festival on Sunday, 7th July. The colourful narrow-boats were all out in all their splendour along the River Avon, and people thronged to the area for food, drink, live music and the craft stalls. Another one for next year’s brochure!

Waddesdon Manor: What an amazing place Waddesdon Manor is – fashioned after a French Renaissance chateau built by Rothschild in the 19th century, and filled to the brim with ornate and priceless heirlooms! We enjoyed the lovely grounds, the gorgeous rose garden and the beautiful aviary, and then finished off with a nice cup of tea in the Manor Restaurant. What a great day out we had, and we will definitely be going back again next summer – but before then we’ll be going back there in November to enjoy their spectacular Christmas event – for more information about this event, please check the Christmas Events section of our website or give us a call.

Coton Manor Garden: What a delightful and worthwhile visit we had on Thursday, 18th July to this lovely 17th century manor house near Northampton. Having toured the beautiful gardens, we just couldn’t resist purchasing some of their pots and plants which are now growing beautifully in our own gardens! We’ll definitely be going back there again next year too!

Hastings & Rye: On Thursday, 6th June we had a lovely day out to the quaint and historic town of Rye, and then on to Hastings for a walk on the beach.

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