Houses, Waterperry, Sushi

I’ve been busy today- a couple of wooden bookends
A pincushion house
And a house themed ring binder cover.
I nearly replaced this desk with one the size of a single bed with 6 full width drawers for fabrics. Unfortunately it fell apart when being loaded into the car so our money was refunded. You really couldn’t make this up!
Back to February though. This is Waterperry House near Oxford. History in link.
St Mary’s Church.
The gardens are so beautiful in the Summer.
Ruins by the car park. The village in mentioned in the Domesday Book written around 1086 AD
Distant view of house through the doorway.
We though are here to look at the garden centre.
It is situated within the outbuildings.
Pots and ironmongery.
The garden shop
Art Gallery. The place will host the Art in Action in July this year.
I couldn’t resist these ceramic buttons. The stripey one was to go with the rainbow strings that became the duffel bag but I changed my mind about it’s design so it is still unused. I don’t think the duffel bag will be my last rainbow inspired project.
Amazing colours in these stone sculptures. The one to the right is a fountain so the stone is wet.
In the grounds was a willow sculpture of a pear.
I played with my camera for effects. 🙂

I bought a little piece of home back with me- another rose “Cardinal de Richelieu” which dates from 1847.
Back at our friends’ house we snacked on dried octipus
While the children made sushi.
Enough for a feast.
So we feasted Japanese style with lovely friends.

Next time you are going into Oxford with daughter for a little glimpse at the Covered Market area.

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