28 May 2013

sissinghurst castle and gardens


This bank holiday, we had to stay at home for the Saturday as our drain was blocked outside, so Thames Water arrived with a HUGE truck to suck it all up. Nice.

We made up for it on Sunday, though, as we discovered Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, which was absolutely beautiful.


so many flowers and scent everywhere, ahhh.


and dark mossy corners full of unusual ferns and delicate flowers.


We had lunch and lazed about on the lawn, little'un practised some walking.


Nao climbed to the top of a tower to take some photos (actually most of these photos are by Nao, accept the ones he is in or course).


there happened to be some very nice old cars in the car park too, I loved this little MG...


National Trust have the best ever overflow carparks, what a most immaculate lawn! It was a lovely afternoon and we attempted to make a cup of tea with formula milk (we'd run out of milk btw) it was revolting.


after that, we went to see the bluebell woods that grow on the estate. Unfortunately the babe fell asleep.


but woke up on the stroll back, so we did get to take a few snaps of her amongst the bluebells. She squealed and gently touched the flowers with much curiosity.


what a blinder of a day, I highly recommend Sissinghurst as a day trip from dirty ol'London.



18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! And that picture of Nao & Pehr in the bluebells is gorgeous. One for a frame I think! :)

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  2. What beautiful photos! Artemis, your little Pehr is just adorable. Those cheeks were made for kissing! I love popping in on your life every now and then. It always calms me. x

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  3. One of my favourite places ever!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I can't get over how much Pehr looks like her dad :-) My husband is half Japanese (and half German) and looks a lot less Japanese I think. Genetics is a funny thing :-)

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  5. Awww so sweet, we took our little boy to a National Trust place to se the blue bells when he was a similar age, so lovely.

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  6. I love Sissinghurst too and its only about 40 mins from us luckily. My eldest son (now 19) walked for the first time there with a little help from a Granny so it made me smile to see gorgeous Pehr do the same. Lets hope its the start of a beautiful summer of adventures. Karen x

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  7. Absolutely beautiful pictures of a place I know very well. I trained there as a gardener and have very fond memories of the place and people. I think you chose one of the best times of the year to go, the Nuttery is lush and green and the bluebells are stunning. I can also recommend Sheffield Park near Hayward's Heath as another good day trip from London and, further afield, Croft Castle in Herefordshire for a longer trip. Many National Trust properties also have holiday accommodation. I'd also recommend a holiday company called "Under The Thatch", based in Wales, they restore old buildings but also have old railway coaches and even gypsy caravans and yurts. Beautiful baby with a very cute hat by the way! x

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  8. You certainly are an adventurous pair. You remind me of characters out of the classic Enid Blyton books I loved as a child. It is also nice to see that you are including and introducing Pehr to your adventures. Your blog, again, is a joy to read xxx

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  9. Ah I love Sissinghurst Castle, it is such a lovely place. I keep expecting to see you at one of these places actually, as we spend A LOT of time at NT places ourselves! Love the photos in the bluebells, just beautiful! x

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  10. We love it there and saw the bluebells in early May so they have lasted well. One of these days we'll bump into you. I've stopped running round that park every morning and miss it dreadfully. I'm so glad Pehr woke up to smell the bluebells.

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  11. Where did you get the pretty dress and grey leggings?

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  12. such gorgeous photographs! especially the ones of Pehr in the bluebells, it looks like such a lovely day :)

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  13. Beautiful photos! The one of Pehr and Nao in the woods is especially lovely. Would love to visit Sissinghurst myself one day, it'd be quite a long trip for us but am desperate to go! :)

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  14. Anonymous2.6.13

    Agree with all comments particularly the question of the dress - where have you bought it? It really suits you ......

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  15. lovely pictures!!! wow!

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  16. Lysanne4.6.13

    I love reading your blog, you guys are so cute !
    You should write a book about travelling in England. You always inspire me to discover more amazing places in our beautiful country.
    Do you have a guide you would recommend ?
    Thanks !

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  17. It looks so peaceful. Pehr is an absolute cutie! x

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  18. Those flowers are so pretty! Wish I could be there.

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