This the Hampton Court in Herefordshire!
Just outside the more formal gardens is a wide open space with picnic benches. Nearby is this more inviting bench simply fashioned from felled timber from the estate. Judging by the scuffed area around it, it’s well used.
I saw these gingerbread men in a bakers in Devizes on Tuesday. The way the Smarties had cracked reminded me of the Garfield cartoons somehow 🙂
At the bottom of the station incline is a nursery which has this cheerful mural painted by local artists.
I rather like the washing lines strung across this residential barge instead of sails.
Apparently the demand for residential boats on our rivers and canals has soared over the last year. It’s another aspect of the effects of the ‘credit crunch’ – boats and moorings are substantially cheaper than bricks and mortar.
Is it just me, or does this sign not make sense when read literally?
I believe the presentation and number of colours available of twine at a garden’s shop denote its quality 😉
This means Hampton Court Garden in Herefordshire is top notch.
I used to see this message quite often in the 1980s and 1990s in computer manuals at work. It was a bit of light relief in what was usually quite a tedious read.
But today it’s made me quite cross.
Early last Saturday at Chippenham station, on the way to see the Banksy exhibition in Bristol.
I’m still puzzling over where this fits into a DIY business strategy…
…and also how Chippenham with a population of just over 30,000 can support 4 stores of this type.
This is the nearest shop to where I live – just a few minutes walk away. In view of what’s sold there, I thought it’d be ironic to photograph it when it was closed.
However, it doesn’t seem to be open during the day either. We need some new doors for downstairs, and wanting to support our nearest and local business popped along there to see what they have on offer. No-one was there when we went in apart from a man working in the adjacent workshop. Although we made ourselves known to him, he didn’t come into the shop to help us make a choice.
So we took our choice elsewhere to the not so local, national business in Swindon – B & Q – where a most helpful man who specialises in doors soon ordered just what we wanted.