Fancy Learning to Sew? Learn to Sew sessions are taught on a 1-2-1 basis so that we can go at your pace! In this session, we’ll start by looking at the parts of a sewing machine and how to thread it and wind a bobbin. We then move onto sewing and once you feel confident you will make a envelope cushion. My learn to sew sessions are available weekdays and weekends so please get in contact to find out more ☺️ #learnanewskill#wiltshire
Even in midwinter, Stourhead is beautiful. We love walking around the grounds, especially at this time of year, because we can bring Poppy. We also spotted the first snowdrops and primroses of the year 💚
Anyone else feel like they have to compartmentalise areas of the house? We spent the weekend working on the laundry room, so naturally the boot room (next door) became the dumping ground. Here’s Poppy, wrapped up warm amongst the junk. 🐶
I made this pattern which is inspired by the city where I was born. Can anyone recognise where this is? 🤔 Also let me know in the comments where you are from! *edited to say I just realised it says the name in the pattern 🙈😜 oops 🙊
It’s always nerve wracking asking what people think..... and always heartwarming when they share their thoughts about the Back to Bean program for schools and youth groups..... This “stuff” I am teaching is so important..... It is life changing.... Wouldn’t you have loved to have known, that you can choose to be your own best friend.... and try, even if you know you’re not the best!! In a world where we are measured and judged and questioned and pushed..... I am the world, that whispers your youness is your magic!! Creative, compassionate, funny and enlightening!! I love what I do. I love being a bean!!! Anymore schools want to join us....!?? We do travel and we would love to welcome you to the Bean way of life!! #backtobean#schools#brownies#beabean#joinus#bestfriend#beyou#youness#youreenough#gloucestershire#fairford#soglos#southwest#oxfordshire#wiltshire#wetravel
🔙✖️Never Eat Shredded Wheat ❌🔚
Avoiding the roads on road bikes, today I borrowed a friend and, I’d say his local knowledge but given the dead ends and re routes maybe not so much😂, for a trail ride.
23 miles in the woods and to a coffee stop in chilly, icy but super sunny weather ✅
Followed up with a swim including an unexpected pool exit for an alarm.
Good Sunday’s training and end to probably the most amount of hours trained in a week since teenage training camps. Feeling proud even if the week has been a bit tinged with the loss of my usual training partner for a few months 😢 #trainhardraceeasier#allintheplan#triathlontraining#sundayrides#bentleywoodlands
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This might be my favourite fabric yet 😍 Treasure Book - made from an old, unloved hardback book. The treasure between the pages will be your all yours xx
Website link in bio ⭐️ .
Handmade, £20 inc postage. .
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Silbury Hill was constructed at around the same time as the Pyramids of Giza, and is comparable in size. It reigns as the largest prehistoric person made mound in Europe.
No one can be sure why it was built, but from the 1700s archaeologists began to dig tunnels through the hill in search of buried treasure. However, after their excavations proved fruitless, they neglected to fill in their passageways. Around 20 years ago, the cavities collapsed leaving a crater at summit, which was subsequently filled with polystyrene. I’m sure there’s a lesson to be learned here.
Tuesday 27th December
. ‘After dinner drove into Chippenham.. and bought a pair of skates at Benk’s for 17/6 .... .
Wednesday 28th December
An inch of snow fell last night and as we walked to Draycot to skate the snow storm began again. As we passed Langley Burrell Church we heard the strains of the quadrille band in the ice at Draycott.The afternoon grew murky and when we began to skate the air was thick with falling snow ....When it grew dark the ice was lighted with Chinese Lanterns, and the intense glare of blue, green and crimson lights and magnesium riband made the whole place as light as day.Then people skated with torches.’
~ Kilvert’s Diary 1870 -1879 ~
It was an icy start to the day here in Wiltshire and it brought to mind this wonderful description of skating near Chippenham that the Reverend Francis Kilvert, a country clergyman, wrote in his diary in the 1870’s. Temperatures were certainly much lower in Victorian times, and winters must have been much harder, but skating with a quadrille band playing, and the sight of torches and fireworks, must have been such a delight! .
Have you ever kept a diary?
Important Question: Do you spread Jam first or Cream on your scone? Comment below...and then swipe to peek inside this gorgeous tea room, which is housed in a 518-year old tumblin' former blacksmiths cottage! Love these shots from The Bridge Tea rooms in Wiltshire, England by @susanna_sue2
I ask about the scones as the Great Scone wars of 1431 in England claimed the lives of many Cornish freedom fighters over this question. Many Devon folk still insist on cream first but after a six week de-scone program in the Tower of London they often see the error of their ways!
And what a perfect place for a nibble! Dating from 1502, the Bridge Tea Rooms positively oozes atmosphere, and the classical music playing gently in the background sets a tranquil tone as you scoff piles of delicately cut sandwiches and jam-piled scones.
Even typing this is making me hungry. Love the fact the staff wear Victorian costumes as you succumb to tea-room heaven. For an extra quid you can be carried back to your hotel room for a much needed post-jam nap (probably)
Time for a cuppa! Have a great Thursday ☕️ Lovely shot by @susanna_sue2 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us! 'Ta! 🇬🇧
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Back in this special town today. As I walked up to Corsham Court and climbed its wooden staircase on the way to the library, each step was a reminder of all the steps it took to get here. Starting this year with clear focus and unwavering determination.