Idyllic

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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