In search of a Saturday morning activity, I discovered a craft business called The Make Lounge based in Highbury and Islington. There were only three spaces left on their hardback bookbinding workshop. I booked at 8am and started the course at 10.30am. Our instructor Suzanne was great and took us through the steps which made the three and half hours fly by.
It was so satisfying seeing all the individual components come together to make our splendid books.
A most spectacular National Trust Garden first laid out in the 1920's & 30's by Rupert and Dorothy D'Oyly Carte. The Arts and Crafts style garden close to the house gives a degree of formality to this beautiful valley garden which leads down to a view out to sea. The water in the garden is spring fed, clay lined and dammed to create pools. The garden contains a diverse collection of large specimens and unusual tree & shrubs.