Friday, July 24, 2009

a brief intermission

The leg is on the mend so I'm in a rush to get as much as possible finished around here before the next heat wave. The last few days have been great so I've been doing lots of painting in the kitchen. BTW, if you're wondering how to make a small kitchen seem larger? Start painting it.

Anyway, bits of sewing have been done--both for the Sisboom Room and for Nick's new apartment. Those pics are still on my camera, which because of the downstairs upheaval, I cannot find.

So I thought I'd leave you with some pics from last summer--it's of a place I was dreaming of returning to back when it was 110 degrees here. So what do you say? Shall we go to the Isle of Sark?

Cars are not allowed on Sark, so after the ferry from Guernsey gets you to the island, you take a tractor up to the top.

Toby will take us on a tour.



If you love gardening, Sark is a great place to do it.




Toby knows where all the great views are.





How about some more garden photos?

We have to check out the dove cote...a wonder if the doves have to follow a schedule so that there's always one for the tourists to photograph.





Shall we investigate the garden maze? Of course!










My favorite part was being lucky enough to see these two adorable hedgehog babies...


We'd probably better head back to the dock...the ferry will be here soon to take us back to Guernsey.



Well, it's time for me to get back to dismantling the kitchen--but before I go, I want to wish Ailsa a (slightly belated) Happy Birthday!

8 Comments:

Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

I would enjoy a hedgehog baby please.

1:17 PM  
Blogger The Quilt Shoppe said...

What a wonderful trip! And the flowers are gorgeous.

You're right, when our temps hit those crazy triple digits, I'd want to go there too :)

Lani

2:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You might be interested in a book I just read set in Guernsey...The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. It was a good read. Your photos are great...and I love the little hedgehogs!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

It is so gorgeous...I'm reading the Guernsey book that was mentioned in the previous comment right now...so now I have a little idea of how beautiful it must be there!

9:32 PM  
Blogger little acorns said...

I never tire of your photos of England, Scotland & Ireland. . . So beautiful!. . . & those baby hedgehogs - oh my, too cute!
So glad to hear that you're on the mend. . . but don't do too much!
xo, Bren

3:40 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Well, Sark it is then! I must get a passport!!! What a wonderful place to garden. No 100+ degrees to wither away all your hard earned work. Thanks for posting the pics. I'm glad you are on the mend.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Elizabeth, thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos. Stunning gardens and the dove cote was amazing. Loved the wee bubby hedgehogs. So nice to hear your leg is on the mend.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous barbara@quiltsoup said...

I love those pictures Elizabeth and am up for the trip anytime! My family is Welsh and came from Murther Tidville which is by Cardiff. I have never visited and would so love to.

2:56 PM  

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