Friday, July 29, 2011

Back Home Again

Hello All!
I was away for most of July in England. It was a truly enjoyable trip. We had the happy opportunity to visit with our dear friends and also see more of this wonderful country. I thought I might put together a post with some photos to give you an idea of what I did while there.

I also want to thank every one of you for stopping by to visit and leaving such kind comments. Thank you also to the new followers. I appreciate the time you take to drop by and value your words. I am catching up on as many of your blogs as possible, and working on new art pieces and hopefully a new video or two in August. Yay!

These pictures are not in order, I thought I might just give you an idea of what I did and saw while in the UK. This gorgeous place is Post Issac.
Tintagel is nine miles north of Port Isaac and just as gorgeous.
It is worth going to England just to see this view!

Remains of a castle from the 13th century. Richard, Earl of Cornwall, built it in 1233. There is a long history of Arthurian legend associated with this place. And Richard may have built there because of it.
My friend and I visiting Highclear castle, where one of my favorite programs is shot, Downton Abbey. It was build in 1679 by the Carnarvon family, and it is still their home today.
Karl and I were blessed to visit Brighton on a gorgeous day with delightful friends.
My friend and I oooohing and ahhhing over desserts in a Parisian shop window in Oxford.
Port Isaac again, one of the most peaceful spots I have ever been in....no sounds except the ocean and the birds.....aaaaaahhhhh.......
The Swan Inn in Morten In Marsh. We had a gorgeous room here.
Spotted these fab shoes in a shop window in Glastonbury.

And of course there were beautiful gardens everywhere!

Gorgeous flowers....
Beautiful....
Stunning....
Sheep.....and more sheep!
and more gorgeous flowers....
The first thing I did do after arriving was to visit this quilt show in the 12th century Norman church Romsey Abbey. There were some amazing quilts and it was quite the treat to see them in such a glorious place (there was a small choir practicing and their voices and music were absolutely incredible!).
Holly hocks, in bright fuchsia....delightful!
So beautiful to see in a garden.
Romesy.
Door.
Mmmmmm.....sweet peas! I miss growing these here.

I found some vintage treasures here and there and two tea cup trios. I had an chance to taste clotted cream ice cream! I even had clotted cream fudge, which is heavenly.
I hope you are all having a creative and joyful summer.
Hugs,
Terri

44 comments:

Barbara F. said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip. The pics are beautiful. I am sure your tea cups are gorgeous. xo

Marjanne said...

I see you had a wonderful trip! And welcome back home. thank you for sharing theze beautiful impressions!

gail said...

Oh My. These photos are stunning. And the images swirl dreamily in my head as England has always been the one country I dearly wish I could visit and probably will never be able to so I love to imagine myself there through the generous sharing of thers' images. Welcome home!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, Welcome Home, we missed you. Your photographs are beautiful, it looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing them with us. I can't wait to see more. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Jan said...

Deep blue waters, old crumbling castles, fields to sit in, beautiful flowers, and food to tempt your sweet tooth.

Sounds like a perfect vacation for you and your husband.

Please tell me that you DID'T buy those shoes???? Or are you sassy enough to have put them in your suitcase????? lol

Missed you but glad it was so spectacular. Thanks for sharing a part of your trip.

Hugs
Jan

Grammy Goodwill said...

What beautiful pictures and various sites you shared with us. Those shoes were really something. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip.

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Terri and welcome home. I don't know if you caught my Thank you to you for the beautiful cup. It arrived safely and was the star of one of my Tuesday Tea posts. Thank you, again!

Diane said...

Oh, Terri, you are making me nostalgic for the UK! It's our favorite place to visit. We've been to Glastonbury and to Brighton and other places on the southern coast, never as far as Tintagle! You are so lucky! The weather looks like it favored you! :-) Our last trip was to London with our daughters - wonderful memories. So thank you for the trip down memory lane in a way.

Blessings and welcome home.
Diane

Shirley N said...

Welcome home Terri! TFS your gorgeous pictures and your wonderful stories on this and your previous posts!

Elaine A said...

Hi Terri -

I am so glad you both had a lovely time. The photos are just so wonderful, such beautiful shots! Thank you for posting them.

Elaine Allen

BLISS angels said...

Oh miss Terri your making me quite homesick... I'm glad you had a wonderful trip and you had good weather for England... you went to my favorite places. hugs wendy

Marlynn said...

Welcome home dear friend! Your vacation looks spectacular! I could say I'm jealous, but hey, you deserve it. Hugs and xoxo..... glad you are back and thanks for catching up on my blog!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
You have enjoyed a marvellous trip!
And you have made some beautiful pictures
Love

Susan said...

Oh Terri, what a fabulous time you had! Everything looked great. Thanks for giving us a tour. And WELCOME BACK. Susan p.s. Have to sign in as anonymous as Blogger won't let me leave comments latel. Sorry. writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Terri,

What a wonderful getaway. The photos are beautiful. I'll watch for more.

Hugs,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Incipient Wings said...

Welcome home, what a wonderful trip!!!
the photos are gorgeous!

Incipient Wings said...

Welcome home, what a wonderful trip!!!
the photos are gorgeous!

Lisette said...

Looks like you had a great trip. Beautiful photos!

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor Terri, you've been on my doorstep more than once this month then! So glad you enjoyed your trip..and clearly you experienced some of our better weather!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

What a wonderful trip and your photos are all so gorgeous! I especially loved the shoes in the shop window! amazing! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What gorgeous photos of a fabulous trip Terri! I especially adore the shoes, flowers, and sheep ones. So glad you had such a wonderful time!
Blessings to you!

joanne fox said...

Lovely photos. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Tintagel is fabulous, really atmospheric up there on the headland.

Createology said...

Terri your trip is just a dream. All the photos are beautiful and show what a wonderful time you had. I love those shoes! Architecture is a passion of mine. Flowers are another. I am so pleased for you that you got to spend time absorbing another time and place. Welcome home...

sonya said...

Hi Terri,
Welcome home! I want to visit England so bad! The castles are magnificent. And the gardens...*sigh* Maybe someday.:)
The shoes were awesome! Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows too! I would love to see the castle.
I can't wait to see your teacups.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Sonya

Suz said...

Terri,
What magical pictures! I was so thrilled to have you stop by!
Hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Terri,
What magical pictures! I was so thrilled to have you stop by!
Hugs,
Suz

Jann said...

Oh, Terri-your photos are just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them . . .

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, Terri, I almost drooled on my keyboard! GORGEOUS scenery, beautiful photos,...the quilt show and choir sounds fantastic!!! I'm so glad you had a great time. Love the pics of Port Isaac~

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hi dear! What a visual feast for this gal! I am so happy for you. Yes, never put your password or any username on that box. It is not mine. After Vanessa's tea I started getting this, some sneaky is trying to grab info. I really am upset. I wonder if you can send your email to me at asperryfaldet@gmail.com ? I am not opening my old emails. I miss the calm. This post of yours helped. Thanks! Blessings to you, friend.

Linda said...

Fantastic photos Terri...I feel blessed to live here, LOL!!
Now I know you are home I will send you an email.
XX

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness I need those shoes! :)

Make sure you link this gem up on my Wayfaring Wednesday linky party. More people need to see it.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Glad you got such great weather...especially in Brighton. We have been know to lean almost horizontally into the wind and not fall over! The gardens are so gorgeous this time of year. I know you had a wonderful time & look forward to more photos!
Ruth

Anglers Rest said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. The shoes in Glastonbury were fabulous - works of art really!.

Anglers Rest said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Definitely the place of my heart. Thanks so much!
Ruth

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh! Be still my heart! You just took my dream vacation! Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through your photo journal. I want that peaceful place and abbey choir, and village shops, and gorgeous room, and old things, and all that is England! Well, all that is of old England that is left. So many changes in that land. Highclear Castle was familiar to me - it was Totley Towers in the Jeeves and Wooster series from the 1990's - a big favorite in our house! Feel like we know so many of these settings for all the BBC drama we own. Glad you're home safe. Look forward to more England trip reports.
Joy!
Miss KAthy

xinex said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful places. I am sure you had a great time. Welcome back!..Christine

Awishdream said...

Oh Terri, I bet you had a wonderful time... I enjoyed seeing all your photos and oh the English gardens and Castles are to die for. I'd love to visit there someday! everything is so beautiful and the history is so interesting!

Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!
Cheers!
~Melanie

Sherry said...

Terri,
How beautiful! I am glad you had such wonderful trip. Thanks for taking us along. Your pictures are very pretty.
Sherry

Donna Heber said...

Terri,

Welcome home! I'm sure you had a magnificent time. A trip of a lifetime.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Gosh what a great trip!

OMG!!!! I would LOVE to go to Port Isaac. Maybe you have already watched Doc Martin. I loved it for so many reasons but the beautiful scenery is what kept me glued to the screen. I even looked at real estate prices there. WOW! A bit more than I expected for a very tiny cottage. Still having never actually been there I could chuck it all and move there and not look back.

I hope you have lots and lots more photos to share with us. Don't hold back I would love to see them all! Catherine XXX

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh you lucky girl! I can't wait for season 2 of Downton Abbey!

Thank you so much for linking up!

Mom in High Heels said...

Gorgeous! I've been to England several times, but never to that area. And you were there for a month? Lucky lady.
BTW, I can't wait for Downton Abbey to come back on! When Indy and I were in London last year, there were posters for it all over the Tube stations.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...