a short break


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Published: May 6th 2014
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....possibly. But Hadrian's wall is close by
I had heard about a special garden near Dumfries, called the garden of Cosmic Speculation, which only opens one day a year. I really wanted to see it, and last Sunday was the day it opened this year. So Alex and I decided to make it a mini break and spend a couple of days in Carlisle, before heading to Dumfries. Of course, we were able to meet Sophie and Martha too, as its only 90 minutes from Glasgow. Sadly Tom had to work that day so couldn't come. It was a chilly, damp day unfortunately, but the place was still incredible, and it just means another trip on a sunnier day! I'd have had to re visit anyway as there's too much to take in in one go. Both Sophie and Alex got better photos than me. But if you google the place, you can get a good idea of it.


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centurian meets Alex

the wall went through this very spot
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Eddie Stobart depot

had to be found and visited.
with a giant woodpeckerwith a giant woodpecker
with a giant woodpecker

amongst many other carvings
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Sophie and Martha

had elevenses at the Band B. The landlady made us all coffee and biscuits. Not like the Lowestoft days, eh?
this one is called birch bonesthis one is called birch bones
this one is called birch bones

it was all white, and the sculpture fitted the trees
as if we would!as if we would!
as if we would!

Never seen a sign like that before!
and count the cards........and count the cards........
and count the cards........

........and eat the cake. Before the taxi took her back to the Rhallt


6th May 2014

Mini break
looks like a beautiful garden to visit - why is it open only once a year? Your photos are lovely and it was nice that you had another chance to meet Sophie and Martha. Happy birthday Aunty Gwen!!
8th May 2014

What a fabulous looking place
We shall have to save up and come back to visit. I cannot believe that it has now been 3 yrs!! Martha is growing up fast. Xxx lovely to see pics of the family. Xx
17th November 2014

What an amazing place! Is it new? Wow...it is well worth a visit. I so wish I could come back over and see you all and these wonderful sights!

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