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05/06/2008


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isn't she lovely ...

I know many of you in blogland love cats, as it happens so do I. This sweet tabby cat came to befriend us whilst we were sitting in the picnic area of a very special house and gardens in East Sussex. I think perhaps a case of cupboard love, as it was after morsels of my pork pie! More about our visit here in a future post.

After this stop we travelled on into the beautiful Kent countryside to stay one night at Elvey Farm in Pluckley. Remember The Darling Buds of May, many scenes were filmed in and around the village. Pop Larkin in the pub, and the church where Mariette and Charley got married.



This is our very comfortable room, a converted farm outbuilding. Well I say comfortable, I couldn't get on with the rolltop bath, and I am only five foot two!



This was the view from our room of idyllic Kent countryside and buildings. Perfick!

17 comments:

Simone said...

I used to love The Darling Buds of May. I wanted to be part of that family. The placed you stayed at looked cosy and comfortable. I used to have a tabby like the one in the picture.

méri said...

Holidays??
Relax and enjoy in that idyllic place!

I notice you update the shop; I go there take a look (ould you have inkpots? I love inkpots!)

Pat said...

This looks like a very pleasant, peaceful place to have a vacation, Louise.
I love the begging kitty -- he's so compact and at full attention looking at your pork pie! :-)

nikkipolani said...

How lovely to have made a new kitty friend! And your room looks very comfy and cosy.

Jennie said...

Loved darling buds of May. Those pics are lovely and that kitty is gorgeous!

Rosezilla said...

What a lovely vacation spot. I'm glad you had a good time.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a beautiful spot for a holiday! (I love the kitty!) Well, we have more in common than our names... I am exactly 5'2"!

OK then... blonde, brunette, redhead or black haired? I'm brunette. =)

periwinkle said...

That looks like a lovely place for a holiday. I know what you mean about getting down about your appearance, well done you though for losing weight. Thank you for your encouragement.
Lisa x

Flighty said...

I can hear her purring!
It looks like you had a lovely few days in a beautiful area.
They always ate and drank well in The Darling Buds of May didn't they! xx

Naturegirl said...

Yes the cat is gorgeous..looks like my Freddi who passed away last summer.. :(
It is always a joy to get a way for a bit.

Funkymonkey said...

You stayed in a beautiful place Louise. The roll top bath does look gorgeous even if it wasn't practical.

Deb said...

What a lovely cat & wonderful spot you found for a holiday.
Have a nice weekend Louise.

daffy said...

The view is lovely....
I'm not keen on cats but I can't deny that that cat has a very loveable face. :o)
Pork pie is the way to a cats heart... :o)

Rosezilla said...

Louise, I have something to share with you over at my blog - come and see!

Chelle said...

Wow, you British sure know how to live. Between you and Cowboys and Custard, I'm thinking I need to move to the UK just for the weekend getaways.

What a silly kitty coming to say hello if only to beg. I sure love animals and their little personalities.

I hope your getaway was rejuvinating. :)

Ragged Roses said...

That sounds wonderful Louise, I have often driven past Pluckley and wanted to stop and explore! There must be something in the air, as I was thinking about The Darliing Buds of May yesterday! Lovely cat too. Have a good weekend, the sun's shining!
Kimx

Gina said...

What a gorgeous place to getaway to!
Your room and the gardens look so lovely..and we even got the DB of May
down here and I loved it! Gx