An English garden


Normally I do nothing but complain about the cold once October hits, I could wear a jumper on a hot summers day in the Caribbean so imagine how happy I am that so far ( touch wood ) us brits are enjoying a mild start to the Autumn. In fact so mild I’ve put back my, I’m not the leaving the house strop at least two weeks.


Me and Dave bored of the same old walks hopped into my car and headed out of town to see where the mood took us, Dave enjoys the ride out in the car more than the walk now, he even has a pose and driving paw.

WP_20151014_144Dave’s frog pose!  But seriously that face tho.

WP_20151014_6126Driving along to the spice girls, I’m teaching Dave about all the great music he missed out on, and he doesn’t complain when I sing, we spotted a sign for the Dorothy Clive gardens and decided that sounded like a lovely place to go.

WP_20151014_247And we were right, although relatively small it was bursting with every colour of the rainbow and had lots of nooks and crannies to explore, most importantly it gave me lots of inspiration for my own garden.

WP_20151014_1653Because I’ve become a weirdo who needs to take a selfie absolutely everywhere I go! For the first time in my life I think I look like my sister. And I am starting to think that idea of getting botox is a good one.

WP_20151014_5270Anyway back to the gardens, how glorious is the red in this bush, the gardens were like walking through a wonderland and luckily for us, we were the only souls who decided to pay them a visit. Me and Dave roamed for hours enjoying the low October sun and warm breeze.

WP_20151014_7948WP_20151014_9420Dave, never one to miss a photo opportunity.

WP_20151014_5190Its safe to say I could never live in a place that didn’t have seasons, as much as I complain about the cold I couldn’t imagine never seeing the leaves change colour or having that childish feeling when you see the first snow of the year. Although ask me again in a couple of months.



  1. October 31, 2015 / 12:42 am

    Wow, what a lovely garden. I do love the English plantings with the perennials and greens , And you have a Border Collie. . . . we had Lucy who was so smart and high strung and demanding to play hide and seek and ball with her daddy. So glad we connected! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. October 31, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Oh, I know what you are saying. . . .”hard working Border Collie” , nothing like it for any other canine! Exhausting and exhilarating. Did you know they have been named the smartest dogs? There is one male Border Collie who has the vocabulary of 4000 words. Google it!

    • October 31, 2015 / 2:51 pm

      That doesn’t surprise me, Dave is so smart I taught him some different times and when the clock gets to the time he sits under it!

      • November 1, 2015 / 2:08 am

        There are some amazing BorderCollie YouTube videos! Check them out.

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