Castle Combe revisited...
... I can distract you with the thought of tea and scones
in these lovely tea rooms in a private home in Castle Combe?
Ooups, terribly sorry, more old stone houses and flower-clad windows to put up with...
This last row of houses are by a small stream (hence the bulrush in the foreground) and were the background for some scenes in the film Doctor Dolittle. For the cineasts among you, if you happen to watch Steven Spielberg's new film War Horse (intended to release in the US in Dec 2011, in the UK in Jan 2012), you may recognize some of the houses in this post, as Castle Combe was the key location when the film was shot last year.
Now, enough namedropping...
Thank you SO much for your kind response to my outdoor decorating attempts in my last blog entry. Swamped by work at the moment, my decorating frenzies will have to be put on hold for a while, but I hope these floral facades can offer some inspiration instead. Personally, I dream of one day "dressing" the front of my house in a flower "gown" similar to the Old Rectory Tea Rooms here - now there is some curb appeal if ever I saw some!
Wishing you a magical week,
whether shimmering with stardust or just your glowing selves!