Tag Archives: Bench

Friday Bench: Edelweiss

Edelweiss are quite hard to avoid in Switzerland. They’re everywhere, except in the wild it seems. These were in front of our hotel, and then…

… a quite different form can be seen at the top of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain which advertises an airline!

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Friday Bench: Niesen

It took several trains, cable cars and a couple of funicular railways – so steep you needed to lean on the bar in front of you to keep upright – to get to this point!

It seemed rather appropriate to find an ice cream called Scream in the mountain top cafe πŸ˜‰

There are plenty of benches with this kind of view in Switzerland, but the marathon to arrive at this one makes it the one to publish πŸ™‚

Friday Bench: Spirit Song Over the Waters

I’ve spent a week gazing at this most magical of waterfalls, reputed to fall into a valley which inspired Tolkien’s Rivendell. The falls themselves inspired Goethe to write ‘Spirit Song Over the Waters

I took this photo on the start of a walk which takes you to behind the falls – I got soaked! πŸ™‚

You can read more about them here.

Friday Bench: Escape to River Cottage

Life’s been rather hard recently so it was great to have the opportunity to escape to River Cottage HQ earlier this week.

It was an inspiring and delicious day. During our tour of the kitchen garden with Head Gardener Helen, these simple benches in the shade (it was stupendously hot!), one surrounded by Erigeron caught my eye.

Friday Bench: Spun II

Following Barbara’s discovery of these seats in South Africa in a previous Guest Bench,Β  I was delighted to find some of Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Spun’ chairs on the 16th Street Mall in Denver.

They were very popular and there was lots of laughter and squeals of delight as people spun themselves round or got their parents to start them off.

Judging by the results from Google when I looked for Thomas Heatherwick chair, one of these can be yours for around Β£340.

Friday Bench: The Repair Bench

Hubby and I love the programme The Repair Shop and often discuss which item we’d like the team to restore for us.

One of our garden benches used to belong to my parents in-law. It resided in their covered porch and was a useful stopping off point when loaded down with shopping.Β  It’s now our favourite bench in the garden and I love its more unusual design.

However, we’ve not looked after it that well the past couple of years and it was in sore need of some tlc. One replaced slat plus a couple of coats of timber preserver later and it’s as good as new.

Whilst we sat drinking coffee on it earlier this week, we talked about our bench’s former use and realised this was the very object we’d have taken along to The Repair Shop if asked, and we’d tell them how it brings back happy memories when we sit there. On the other hand, I’m happy to have my very own in-house Will Kirk πŸ™‚