so let me get things started on the right foot, Mr HPMcQ does most of the cooking in the house, i am better at DIY he is better at cooking. his cooking surpasses my cooking on many many levels, so why fight it, let the man cook. so when we were invited by sage to spend the day trying out many of their wonderous gadgets it was best i took Mr HPMcQ along because he would know what they were talking about and in fairness he was really really excited about playing with the new pressure cooker. ‘i’ve not used a pressure cooker before’ he exclaimed with a slight squeal. i know, each to their own!
last weekend already seems such a long time ago. i miss last weekend already. you see i had kindly been invited by holiday cottages.co.uk to stay for a weekend in one of their converted barns in bradworthy in north devon. the added bonus was that 13 other bloggers had also been invited so much fun was indeed to be had.
a huge, award-winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure they said. full of tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges, crocklebogs (query?), twiggles and boggles (more query?), storytelling, boat trips, and marsh walks too yeah yeah yeah.
there were far too many pictures from one post about bressingham steam and gardens, so this is part two, the first part being here. in this post i am showing you just a handful of the glorious plants and flowers within the gardens of bressingham. these photos do not do it justice at all. the gardens are truly glorious., and if it hadn’t started raining we could have spent hours here wandering amongst the stunning vibrant layers of colour.
bressingham steam and gardens is just a little west of the historic market town of diss in south norfolk. bressingham was created by the aptly named alan broom who bought the estate way back in 1946. on purchasing the 220 acre estate he immediately threw himself into estate life, building and growing the nursery, and developing the garden by transforming the pond into a lake and creating the most wonderful island beds.