By chloe • Garden, Knitting • 29 Jul 2014

Idyllic. That’s how I would describe a perfect family holiday these days. Endless daylight. Sunshine with breeze. English countryside.

Photo above: Sissinghurst garden and castle.

We decided to make best use of the perfect British summer days and booked a last minute mini trip to Kent. It’s only a one and half hour drive from home which makes it a breeze compared to our usual international long haul flights, even with a toddler and her seven bags of travel necessities 😉

We stayed at a little bed and breakfast converted from an old oast house – a kiln used to dry hop for brewing. It’s got the type of garden I would love to have one day, open and laid back complete with tiny orchard and wild flower meadow. Idyllic.



We spent most days exploring national trust properties like Sissinghurst garden and Bodiam castle, usually with a scenic picnic lunch. The little towns in the area have more independent shops than chain stores which is refreshing. Unfortunately the only yarn shop I knew of was closed for holiday. After a nice dinner in a local restaurant and the little girl goes to bed, we will have a drink on the patio outside our room or curl up with some tv. Idyllic.





My pebble beach shawlette has been the perfect travel knitting and is going swimmingly. I’m half way through and adding a few more repeats here and there to use up the skein. Also planning on adding beads to picot edging like so many others. I will wrap up now and get a few more rows done sitting in my own garden, which has the most gorgeous clusters of roses at the moment. Idyllic.



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