Saturday 6 June 2009

The Land of the Little People

No scrapping again this week, as the children went back to school for three days and then were given two days off. One day for the school to be used for poling and the second day as an inset day where only the teachers go to school for training. So my scrapping time has been minimal. Luckily I have scrap club today, so I should have some layouts to show you next week.

Whilst the children were off last week we went to a lovely place called Leonardslee Gardens which should really be visited in May as it is well known for it's beautiful spring gardens full of hydrangeas. The girls and I had a fabulous time there, it was like being in our very own secret garden.
They also have a selection of wallabies there, which were really interesting to watch. Especially seeing their babies in the pouches.

As well as the gardens, they also have one of the largest collections of dolls houses in the world. We spent a lovely time looking into all the little houses and shops. The detail in these dolls houses was amazing.
They were set in Victorian times with elegant costumes and servants waiting on everyone. It made me desperate to get into the cases and play with all the tiny objects.
The nearest we have to a dolls house are a selection of Sylvanian family houses and shops,but they are just not the same.
Every window was just so detailed.
Here are the girls resting after a long walk through a maze to eventually find the top of the hill again.
Aren't these just so beautiful?

The gardens had three rather large lakes situated amongst the beautiful landscapes.

There were plenty of ducks and geese around hissing at everyone who moved to close to their young.
There was even a beautiful waterfall in the gardens.

We had a lovely day and will definitely be heading back there in the Autumn when the gardens become golden just before the trees lose their leaves.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Aww, the wallabies are adorable. What a lovely place! Your pictures are just beautiful.

  2. My goodness, that looks like such a beautiful place to visit. You have so many great places around you. I wish it was that way here. I love doll houses! Those are amazing. I can't believe the minute detail they have in them with absolutely everything. I would love to see those in person and like you would love to get my fingers in there and explore.

  3. I love your photo's. The wallabies are adorable. xx

  4. Fanastic photos, Viv. I love that one of the girls sitting with their backs to you.

  5. Oh, the wallabies were precious!
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos!
    Oh, I love them all! Thank you for sharing:]!

  6. That place is truly beautiful :D
    And I love that dollhouse

  7. What a lovely day you obviously had and thanks so much for sharing the gorgeous photos. They make it almost like being there, a little slice of your home life.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog too, it helped
    {Hugs} Sheree

  8. You have the best pictures! Thank you so much for sharing them, they are beautiful.

  9. Leonardslee Gardens is a beautiful place! The wallabies are adorable and that's a great close-up pic of the duck! :D

  10. Wow, great photos. It looks like you had a wonderful time. The gardens do look beautiful.

  11. How pretty! Sounds like a really wonderful day :)

  12. I love the little people, too. When I was little there was a garden my grandfather used to take us to that had wonderful landscaping but also a little tiny village. I used to LOVE going to see the village (and now have two Christmas villages that I tinker with during the holidays). Thanks for sharing with us!

  13. Wow, that looks like a really fun place to visit. Lots to see and do.


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