Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Gardens , cafe's and vegetables.

Hello to everyone calling in to see me today and to friends from 

where every Tuesday we are made very welcome with a drinks related post

More photos to share this week  from  our visit to 
Wordsworth's Birthplace in Cockermouth.
[my first post is here]
It must have been thriving with home grown produce in the summer, but even  autumn  still had its beauty. It was hard to get people free photos but I managed a few.  The main rooms in the house, Drawing room, bedrooms  etc I gave up trying to get photos.

There were many quotes on slate  to look out for when walking around.
The last two really made me smile

After our visit and seeing all the food on display in the house ,
that we couldn't sample , we decided to find somewhere to have a meal.  A short walk into the town and just off the main street we found a really lovely old cafe, serving wholesome food.

Our choice was scampi and chips with salad and very delicious it was as we were quite hungry.

My last photo today is this hybrid journal page, my own base layers and some digital additions.
 When I was  sorting out the photos  to share today,  the slate with the wheelbarrow for the Gardener's work area  gave me the idea for this page.
I hope it makes you smile. 
Those vegetables  look so cute.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great day


  1. That garden must have inspired you to make this cool art piece. I can't imagine it not being inspiring. And I guess Wordsworth is so well known lots of people want to visit his home. And I really liked the slate about being composted. Ha-ha. I should paint one of those up for my garden. Have a fabulous T day. Hugs-Erika

  2. I often have trouble keeping people out of my photos, but I try hard not to show faces. The gardens more than made up for it, though. I thought that scarecrow was fabulous and the trespassers sign was the BEST!!!

    I started out hungry and I'm now starving. I love scampi and chips. I even love salads. You drink the tea, I'll have my coffee and we'll eat very well! Thanks for sharing your trip to Wordsworth's birth place, the grounds, your lovely hybrid journal page, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday. I'm off to raid my fridge, now!

  3. Lovely journal page, and very fitting after viewing those beautiful gardens. Loved the quote stones there! And your food looks good, I would love some scampi and chips right now, but have an appointment at the dentist's instead! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. A lovely page Yvonne and it did make me smile, lovely photos and the quotes dotted about the garden are great, love the Trespassers sign.
    Avril xx

  5. i had to laugh about the composted trespassers sign:) i love the look of the slates!
    i´m sad that there is no way to get scampi and chips for lunch today;) looks yummy!
    happy t-day:))

  6. I really loved all those slates in the garden too-had me smiling. beautiful gardens and your meal looks really delicious.
    Your journal page is perfect Happy T hugs Kathy

  7. Cockermouth is fascinating, Yvonne. The slates are interesting. I like the one about being composted too. Your lunch looks delicous - definitely more tasty than what the Cockermouth cooks prepare in the old way.

    Very cute Cockermouth-inspired page.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  8. a delightful journal page to remember your visit to the Wordsworth birthplace! It looks so beautiful there and your dinner looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

  9. Wordsworth's birthplace looks like a beautiful place. No wonder so many people go! Having those quotes on slate is a nice touch :) The cafe looks cozy, and the way they've fixed up the tables is a welcoming sight. Happy T Tuesday

  10. Wonderful gardens Yvonne !! And this hous is so beautiful ! love the stones quotes too, and this meal look delicious. Thank you very much for sharing them with us. I love love your so gorgeous Art page !! It ´s very inspiring, the gardens are so lovely, I prefer vegetables and fruit than meat !
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

  11. Lovely to see the house (outside) and gardens and I do like the quotes on the slates.
    Yes isn't it a awkward when people get in the way of our taking photos although I notice that many other people just take them anyway.
    The "vegetables" in the wheelbarrow are indeed sweet and I like the lattice of words top right.

  12. What beautiful flowers in those gardens! A lovely place to walk and have a pot of tea. Your meal looks and sounds delicious! The perfect way to end a day. I love your hybrid journal page. Those veggies are so adorable.
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. Oh what beautiful photos and you journal page ist fantastic.
    Greetings Carola

  14. It is lovely to see this garden and I do love your journal page! Haven't had scampi and chips for ages so this really did look good to me! Happy T day! Chrisx

  15. Beautiful grounds and I love the slate signs. Your journal page is wonderful. The cheeky, little eggplant (do you call them Aubergine?) made me smile. Your teacup with your meal is very pretty, too. Happy T Day?

  16. Great pics and I find them so interesting...thanks for sharing.xx

  17. Wonderful photographs and a fabulous journal page.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Lovely photos! The garden looks beautiful, even though it is autumn. I don't mind people in my photos, and as long as I don't get their faces, I feel I can still use the photos for my blog.
    I loved looking at all the different slates and reading the quotes. The one about trespassers is really funny.
    Scampi and chips, yum! We have just come back from a trip in the UK and scampi has been on the menu at least once.
    I love your digital page with the cute veggy babies. Also the word-art.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  19. Sorry to be so late visiting this T Day, we have been on a 2 week vacation visiting our friends in Maine, America and Tuesday was our last day with them. We flew back yesterday and arrived back home today, so I figured better late then never ...lol 😉. The gardens looks beautiful and I enjoyed reading all the different signs, such a great mixture of beautiful quotes and fun sayings, the composting one made me smile ...lol 😉. I can see how the gardens inspired your wonderful page too! Sending you very happy belated T Day wishes! J 😊 x

  20. What a beautiful place! Your hybrid page is really fun!!!
    Happy T Day!