Last summer, on one of the May bank holidays, M and I made the most of some lovely summer sunshine, and took ourselves off to Rode Hall Gardens for an exploration.

And found a lovely oasis of calm, with a witch’s cave, lots of willow animals, and an island on the lake which would make the perfect place for my crafting hideout. I’d just need to learn to row….

And then we had a slice of cake and a cup of tea in the stables, which have been turned into a tea-shop.