The Swiss Gardens ~ part 3

Part 1                   Part 2 More from the garden, my pal Helen, getting the shot and that was which was the ceiling to this an Indian pagoda apparently, many in Switzerland I’m sure 🙂 Helen wanted to take me up to the lily pond, so under a little bridge to find a ‘no entry to the public’ sign, which Helen promptly climbed over and I followed on, we didn’t get caught and it was worth the risk That’s it for this part, stay tooned, still more bits and bobs to show.  

The Swiss Gardens~ part 2

Part 1. The Swiss garden tour begins here, though really we just wandered around being amazed at the scope of it, so many odd things to see that you don’t expect in a garden, and everywhere was beautiful. dog heads on benches were a thing we saw in yesterdays post, here’s another one but eagles were a bit of a thing too only one lion spotted though (do they have lions in Switzerland one wonders,) and a fishy fountain looking grumpy as there isn’t any water and then there’s this huge urn and another and a font parked up and…

Fraggle Report ~ The Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth ~ July 2017

Still down in Bedfordshire, dog sitting for Ben, and the visit to the Swiss Gardens was my second day out shooting with Helen.  There will be a few parts to this report as the Garden is huge, staggeringly beautiful, and I took a lot of photo’s of it. 🙂 The History Bit Back in the 1820’s, holidaying in the Swiss Alps was a bit of a thing, and inspired a fascination for all things Swiss.  A rather well-to-do young man who happened to be the 3rd Baron of Old Warden, Lord Ongley, whose family had owned the estate since the…

Fraggle Report~ Jordans Mill ~ July 2017

At the end of July I travelled down south to Bedfordshire to dog sit while my son went off to Amsterdam on holiday. For two of the days I stayed there I met up with my good friend Helen, who I’ve known forever, and we went off on our first trip, to visit Jordan’s Mill. Situated on the banks of the River Iver, the mill was first mentioned in the Domesday book  (a manuscript record of the “Great Survey” of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror).  Bought later on…