All posts tagged: Flowers

Exploring Newby Hall Gardens & Teddy Bear Exhibition

One of my favourite memories as a child is visiting Newby Hall, a short drive from where we lived in North Yorkshire. But the excitement certainly didn’t stem from looking around the stately home (not something I could imagine many children being interested in!) but exploring the gardens surrounding it. It had a fantastic variety of playground rides, as well as a miniature train which travelled around the grounds. And there was normally ice cream involved in these visits! When I was up visiting my mum last week, we decided to ‘re-visit’ Newby Hall as they had a teddy bear exhibition taking place, which we both loved the idea of. Heading down the long driveway, winding around the grounds’ fields filled with sheep, we couldn’t help but feel nostalgic. One of my most memorable visits to Newby Hall as a child is when they hosted their annual craft fair, and we would park up in the fields and head inside to the plethora of food and craft stalls. The ticket prices had certainly gone up …

Dinner Party Blooms from Serenata Flowers – Review & Giveaway!

I must admit, when I was younger, I wasn’t particularly interested in flowers. My parents spent a lot of time making our garden look wonderful, but I didn’t pay much attention to the names and types of plants. I certainly appreciated the beauty of flowers, but I could just about tell you the difference between a rose and a lily, and that was pretty much the extent of it! When Tim and I got married, we made an appointment with a local florist in Devon, and it soon became very apparent how little we both knew. We knew what we wanted in terms of how it would look – creams, greens and browns, for our rustic countryside theme. I’ve never been a ‘girly’ girl, so pinks and yellows aren’t really for me. So when the florist arrived at my room on the morning of our wedding and presented my bouquet to me, I surprised myself by bursting into tears! As well as not being a ‘girly’ girl, I’m also not a ‘happy crier’ so this …