More from Bournemouth today! We really must go back!
Just like I said in my post of Hengistbury Head a couple of days ago, we have spent many hours on the beach at Bournemouth, travelling the Dorset coast, exploring the cafes and shops and generally behaving like tourists! It is a wonderful place to take children for those memory-making days…
This drawing is a snippet of the colourful huts that are a must for a seaside holiday – this one was drawn by Steph Morris and she will be adding more to make a set, so please keep an eye out on the website if you fancy having the collection of colours somewhere on your walls!
Posted in Beach, bournemouth, cards, Coastline, dorset, Towns
Tagged beach, Beach hut, bournemouth, deck chairs, Dorset, Hengistbury Head
Horsey Windpump is a four storey tower made of red brick and was built in 1912; it is now a grade ll listed building and is in the care of the National Trust and it provides unmissable views from the top, looking across the surrounding countryside. At the moment it is without sails as they are in need of restoration – all part of keeping the history of the mill alive.
The area is a haven for wildlife – a wonderful place for walking and bird watching.
This picture, part of our Norfolk series, depicts and Autumn scene at sunset.
Posted in national trust, norfolk, village, Vintage, windmill
Tagged autumn, Horsey, national trust, Norfolk, sunset, Windmill, Windpump
Our family has many happy memories of holidays spent here! It was always a great place to be whether we were riding on the land train (fondly known as the Noddy Train), walking over the head, running with the dog on the beach or relaxing in the beach cafe!
One of my fondest memories is of riding on the ferry – after a long walk it was always good to sit and enjoy the views and the nature that could be seen on the journey back to Christchurch or Tuckton, travelling from Mudeford Sandbank where the beach huts in the pictures can be seen.
The pictures can be purchased as usual from our website whiteonesugar.co.uk and can be bought in both portrait or landscape
Posted in Beach, cafe, Coastline, dorset
Tagged beach, Beach Cafe, Beach hut, Christchurch, Dorset, ferry, Hengistbury Head, Land train, Mudeford, mudeford sandbank, Noddy train, Tuckton
I think that our stay in Burnham Overy Staithe, on the North Norfolk coast, and visiting the surrounding area a few years ago was how our love of Norfolk began.
Burnham Market is a village that I will visit again and again – it is beautiful! We spent many hours exploring The Hat Shop, bought fishcakes for supper from Gurney’s Fish Shop, wandered in and out of the other delightful shops and ended up in The Hoste for afternoon tea! Bliss!
This is one of our latest pictures in our selection of Norfolk – it can be purchased as a canvas, mounted picture, poster, card or magnet from whiteonesugar.co.uk or thecardshed.com
Ironbridge in Shropshire is a place of beauty and fascination! It is steeped in history and, in the surrounding countryside, there is a wealth of things to do and see!
The famous iron bridge, the first of its kind, was built by Abraham Darby III in 1779, crossing the River Severn near Coalbrookdale. The village of Ironbridge grew up around it.
Voted the winner of the Best Newcomer Award in 2015, this new little cafe serves homemade local food at its very best! This little cafe is in the centre of Faversham and, for anyone who hasn’t been, please find some time soon to go and enjoy what they have to offer. They even have music and arts events from time to time, making it an attractive place to have as a second home!
Local artist, Steph Morris, has drawn the cafe, situated in Jacobs Yard in Preston Street. The picture can be purchased in the usual formats – cards, prints, magnets and canvasses
This beautiful old lighthouse, if you climb the tower, gives the chance of wonderful views over the English Channel and across the shingle ridges – to the top of the weather vane, it is almost 46 metres high! This lighthouse, which was not the first on the site, was built in 1901 and opened in a ceremony by the Prince of Wales in 1904.
It is one of our latest drawings in our series and can be purchased as a print, card, canvas or magnet
I have just started a New Year Resolution early – I am going to add something on here regularly (maybe even daily)!
We have many new designs available as prints and cards at whiteonesugar.co.uk and thecardshed.com – I will endeavour to put them on here by way of introduction!
Here is our latest design of the beautiful Avon Valley Railway in South Gloucestershire. Have a look at their website – avonvalleyrailway.org – if you are thinking of travelling that way. You may find a lovely day out!
Posted in cards, Countryside, Towns, Trains, Transport
Tagged Avon, Avon Valley Railway, Gloucestershire, Railway, steam, Train, Valley
Blakeney is still one of our favourite places! We have now changed the colours slightly so that there is a choice to match any colour schemes. This is our take on a summer day there.
Well, it’s been quite some time since I last wrote on here! Time flies when you’re having fun!
We have updated The Card Shed website now (www.thecardshed.com), apart from the very latest designs that are hot off the press (I will get those online soon)! There are so many designs now, and it’s growing daily.
As Norfolk is one of our favourite counties, we are adding more pictures of the area. The latest one is of Blakeney, where we stayed for a few days in a lovely B&B, Blakeney House (www.blakeneyhouse.com)
This is our take on the view at the Quay. I wish I was back there!