As we were preparing to leave Devon, we made a final stop at the Canonteign Falls near Exeter. Home to England’s highest man-made waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70 metres. The falls were built in 1890 The … Continue reading Canonteign Falls
My goddaughter and her family invited us recently to spend a few days with them at a cottage in rural Devon, on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It's not an area of the UK that I know, so I was imagining chocolate-box cottages and cream teas galore. Chocolate-box cottages The cottages were … Continue reading Devon Delight
Dog tired ... She has brought so much joy into our livesShe's not quite there with the house trainingShe's a very dainty eater (not like Max at all!)She has her own group of friends on the school run. I am ignored by strangers who say hello to her by nameShe's not afraid to bark at … Continue reading 10 Things | Tilly
Flamingo-themed wedding invitations are the best. Flamingo flair I loved, loved, loved Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (review coming at the end of the month). An excellent read Tilly modelled bandanas on Paw Fiesta's Instagram feed. Playing it cool A fun Instagram account to follow is grantdraws. Books captured perfectly
Matchy matchy An unexpected parcel results in two bundles of hooky loveliness for a happy The Boy Child and little Miss Tilly.
Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey is near Dorking in Surrey and around an hour's drive from West London. It was the weekend party house of Margaret 'Maggie' Greville, a popular and powerful socialite in the early 1900s. Margaret Greville's desk Mrs Greville bequeathed the estate to the National Trust after initially having planned to leave it … Continue reading Polesden Lacey
"I wish we'd got an ugly one." This was The Boy Child's remark after we'd been stopped again and again by strangers who wanted to make a fuss of Tilly.
London has a reputation for unfriendly locals ... something that I've found over the years to be untrue. And it came to me recently that I have gathered around me in my small spot of West London, a select group of not-so-strangers. You know, those people you see all the time - during the school … Continue reading My Not-So-Strangers
Small, but still mighty She might be cute and cuddly, but in her mind, she's a big dog. She is Tilly, hear her roar!
So how did the month of no buying non-essentials pan out? It turns out that if you have a new puppy in the house, you don't go out anywhere near as much as you might ordinarily do. You don't give into temptation when nipping through M&S or glancing in the bookshop's window ... because you're … Continue reading How The Month of No Buying Panned Out