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Break to Devon and Cornwall.

Lanhydrock House
owned by the National Trust.
We have recently returned from a few days holiday visiting the South West of England, after promising ourselves we should tour around more in our own country.
The picture above is Lanhydrock House, a magnificent Late Victorian country house with extensive servants’ quarters , gardens and a wooded estate. There are 50 rooms to explore and the gardens are particularly spectacular, especially at this time of year – we visited in early June.
The following photographs were taken at the Eden Project in Cornwall, the plants are just stunning, I particularly loved the gorgeous bright blue ones, sorry but I forgot to make a note of the name, however I am sure there are some plant lovers out there who could enlighten me!

We also visited another National Trust property Killerton House in Exeter, Devon where we saw a lovely collection of costumes including a dress worn by Queen Victoria! This was one of the most exciting moments of our visit as I love anything victorian and I particularly love reading about Queen Victoria.

Stitching news

I am currently trying to get all my finishes completed before the summer holidays, I am working on a final private exchange that I am hoping to post next week and I am putting the finishing touches to the Christmas in July exchange for the Hooked On Exchanging Too group.
I will then be planning and stitching my first anniversary gift for the 31 July and then I will be concentrating on some of my large unfinished projects, including my HAED Gothic Rose here and The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan (click here for progress picture) as I have been neglecting them lately!

Kathy was the winner of the Ladybird Biscornu, I shall be posting that this week.

Thankyou for your visit and happy stitching everyone!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 22, 2009 / 9:14 pm

    Stunning Photos !

  2. Anonymous
    June 23, 2009 / 7:05 am

    Wow, what beautiful flowers. I wish we had houses like that that we could visit here in Canada.

  3. June 23, 2009 / 7:06 am

    Those flowers are simply beautiful.

  4. June 23, 2009 / 3:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. You must have had a wonderful time on your trip.

  5. Anonymous
    June 24, 2009 / 9:23 am

    Gorgeous photos! I'd love to be able to visit National Trust houses.

  6. June 24, 2009 / 9:23 am

    Lovely pictures! Glad you were able to get away.

  7. June 24, 2009 / 8:44 pm

    Wonderful photos Lynn. I think we might have to go down south again next year. :)

  8. June 25, 2009 / 6:45 pm

    What a beautiful place you went to. I love the flower photos. I believe the blue ones are delphiniums. At least that's what they look like.
    Sounds like you have your stitching all planned. I hope you can reach your goals. Good luck.
    (And I can't wait to see my giveaway prize. It is gorgeous in your photo and I am sure it will be even prettier in real life.)

  9. June 26, 2009 / 3:07 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

  10. Anonymous
    June 26, 2009 / 7:34 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Almost makes me feel like I'm there in person.

  11. June 28, 2009 / 8:51 am

    Wow, all the photos look fantastic!

  12. June 29, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    wow….amazing photographs. Thank you for sharing

  13. July 6, 2009 / 12:01 pm

    Oooh what lovely photos! You've made me really look forward to having the chance to go to Devon/Cornwall myself some day!! Thank you :)

  14. June 29, 2010 / 4:32 pm

    i just like your blog and unique content. thanks for sharing.
    St Austell