visiting the ivy cottage

by Marjorie Mcdonald June. 27, 2012 5775 views

My daughter's grade 2 class went on a walking trip through the village today, stopping for a picnic and playtime at the teacher's house.

Her house is a gem, and I could easily spend all day exploring every nook and cranny. The kids played in the garden, and we sat and had coffee and tea, before continuing our walk. Completely idyllic. I may be stopping there for tea sometime over the summer.

Walking up the lane, all the children were encouraged to stop and touch and smell the lavender…

The garden has a wonderful playhouse where her kids used to play, and where she brings her class to play and explore every year for this year end trip.

Her property is that wonderful and perfect combination of just a bit over grown and yet still tamed.

Among her many artistic talents is photography, these photos of her children when they were young, developed in her own dark room!

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Leslie D 5 years, 3 months ago

How lovely....my kind of place!

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Chossid 5 years, 3 months ago

how beautiful! TFS!

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Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 3 months ago

What a lovely place & pics...........

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Felecia 5 years, 3 months ago

How did I miss this? I am flabbergasted that a teacher would have students and parents over in this day and age. Very rare.
It looks enchanted.
Are we sure this teacher is nothing to worry about????

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Jarvo Laysell 5 years, 3 months ago

Looks quite enchanting.

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Eiram Marie 5 years, 3 months ago

Charming place! I love the lavender smell...

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Vivienne 5 years, 3 months ago

How lovely, think maybe my garden has gone past the overgrown stage and is teetering on the rampant! Love the photo wall. :-))

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 3 months ago

That wall with all those portraits is so beautiful. I hope one day to have a wall like this with all pictures of my daughter too.
Lovely set Marjorie, bet it was a great walk.

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Astrid 5 years, 3 months ago

lovely!

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