Tuesday, 24 July 2018

T. day and a trip out

Its  Tuesday and its T day
so I am off to visit with friends at
where we are always very welcome with a drinks related post.

 First of all thank you Chris

This fantastic  ATC dropped through my letterbox on Saturday,  from Chris my swap partner. I love it. although I think I am a bit clumsy at the moment to think about using such delicate china.
I am hoping Chris received mine, posted on Friday morning, but our post  can take days and I think it could be quicker if a snail delivered it.

So what have I been up to this past few days......

Last week on a slightly cooler day we visited the Walled Garden at Wallington Hall

The plants on the table were in a  humble tin and looked to me just as good as the large ornate ones.

This is the large glass house in the walled garden,
It was too hot to stay inside it for long , but these are a few of the indoor plants.

This is quite a photo heavy post from me today,  time for a break

I haven't forgotten its T day , so before we  had a walk in the grounds we stopped off for a welcome cuppa. I can drink tea even on the hottest of days, we had cheeses scones . OH was enjoying soup with his.

I will share more photos later in the week.

thank you for calling in to see me, you are all very welcome here.


  1. You got a beautiful ATC from Chris. Wallington Hall looks wonderful, glad you were able to have a nice outing. The flowers are so beautiful. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. What a beautiful ATC and package of art from Chris! And I love the garden photos! Such a beautiful place! Happy T-Day!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. wonderful flower photos... my garden actually is green/brown at the moment, i should consider to go to a botanical garden soon:)
    happy t-day!

  4. a beautiful bit of mail with goodies and a lovely ATC from Chris! And the gardens- just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful looking flowers along with your scone and tea. Happy T day!

  5. Those a beautiful ATC's from Chris you received. You both had such talented switch partners. And that walled garden is amazing. It is the kind of place I think I could visit over and over because I imagine it changes with the seasons? Thank you for sharing those photos from your day out. And have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

  6. That garden is wonderful! Don't get me wrong, I love our local gardens, but I think the gardens in Britain are at an entirely different level. Tea and cheese scone sounds perfect :) Happy T Tuesday

  7. Chris's ATC is wonderful and she has such a habit of sending lovely goodies along with it, too.

    I was as impressed (as you) with the small bucket of flowers on the table. To me that says "home." This was a fabulous place to visit, and I was quite impressed with all your photos (which I enlarged, of course). I am just so in love with this garden and the way it was landscaped.

    Hot tea on a hot day. I can't imagine, but I will join you for cheese scones and a cup. I now want a scone so badly. Thanks for sharing these gardens and flowers inside and out, along with your tea and scones with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. Wow, what a beautiful ATC and so many crafting goodies from Chris! The gardens at Wallington Hall look amazing, so pretty with all the colourful flowers 😁. I still drink tea when it's hot too and I bet your cuppa was most welcome after your walk - Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  9. Your ATC from Chris certainly is beautiful! I love those china cups. What beautiful gardens you visited. So many colorful blooms.
    I can drink hot tea all year round as well! And the cheese scones sound like the perfect accompaniment.
    Happy Tea Day,

  10. Yvonne those plants are dropdead gorgeous!!! Wow! My husband has always wanted to give me a greenhouse since i love plants so but unless i can regulate the temps in there i just don't think i want one.. And to afford to heat and cool one would take alot.. So i keep myself happy with a few house plants.. :) Hugs! deb

  11. what a very sweet atc you received from Chris...love that stack of tea cups! Adore your photos of the gardens...simply beautiful, and I agree that humble containers are just as good as ornate ones. Happy T day!

  12. Gorgeous atc from Chris-and I enjoyed all of your photos of the garden beautiful
    sorry I am a bit late in the day to visit all the T friends-I needed to go food shopping and then friends stopped by.
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  13. That really is the kind of post I like to receive, beautiful ATC & little extras. What a glorious visit Yvonne, the walled garden is so pretty. It's good to see it has not been effected by the high heat.. blooming lovely.
    Happy T Day hugs Tracey x

  14. What a lovely ATC you received from Chris. I will be showing mine from Kate next week. Hopefully she will have mine by now. Lovely photos of your walled garden. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Wonderful ATC from Chris, Yvonne. I'm honored to have one of hers in my collection.

    The Wallington Hall gardens look lovely. What a nice outing.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  16. What a lovely ATC you received. And with some goodies too I see. That’s the sort of happy mail everybody likes to receive.
    The walled garden is stunning. And inside the greenhouse it must have been tropical! Thanks for the photos. I don’t mind a photo heavy post at all. Keep them coming!
    Happy belated T Day,

  17. What a lovely outing! And the pics look like the weather was tolerable. Pretty art and cuppa, xoxo