Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Regents Park

We're home!!!! I've still got a few photos to post so will continue with the trip for a little while. These shots are all from Regents Park - couldn't get over the fact that so many flowers were still out in England as well as the foliage changing - so beautiful.

Mystery tiles

These little mosaic pieces of art appeared all over east London streets - they popped up in lots of place & all different - every now & then an arrow apeared. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finally - he found the Golf Course

It was cold, promised (&delivered) rain, but HofM finally got in a game. To reach the course from the club house, one has to negotitate the A1 - a very busy road!  Fortunately, they've put in a subway crossing for the locals & golfers.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sooooo English!

And this was the pub that housed the loos of the previous post.  We had lunch there - low ceilings & a thatched roof - what more could one want.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Loo Lids!

Love it when a loo gives a surprise!  I certainly did a double take in this one.  Just had to take photos.  Gotta love the English sense of humour & nonsense.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kneeling cushions

A selection of kneeling cushions taken in cathedrals & village churchs - all beautifully made.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quilt in Wood?

Our host in Chippenham uses wood - she makes cupboards, stools & wall pieces - above is the front (all smooth) & the reverse below - more textured & the odd bit of colour - she doesn't varnish, just uses an oil to protect. The variety in the colour of wood was amazing.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Devises, Wiltshire

The leaves are turning and they were putting up Halloween decorations on the front of the pub.  Devises is a really lovely town & I also found a little quilt shop there - surprise, surprise!

Monday, October 21, 2013

More of Chepstow

Just a couple more photos of Chepstow - the church & the pub - necessities in any village.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chepstow, Wales

These are in a church in Chepstow, Wales. HofM's great-grandfather was born in this town & we spent a delightful afternoon checking it out.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Different approach to life boats

The tide goes out so far in this area that the tractor has to take the life boat out to the water & below the 4WD took to the beach to go fishing for the day.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tenby - Wales

Such a pretty seaside town with actual sand on the beach & the sun stayed out all day.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

But wait - there's more........

Above - antique; below - Kaffe

A Prize!

This quilt has won 2nd prize in its category at the current Queensland Quilt Show that's on at the moment in Brisbane at the Convention Centre.  Check out all the winners at and click on 2013 Quilt Show Winners.  Such wonderful talent on show - hope you can get to see them!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Welsh Quilt Museum

Above are some of Kaffe Fassett's quilts & the whole exhibition was wonderful.  The antique Welsh quilts are stunning - guess who's inspired to make one & who bought a book of patterns!!!