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A semi-mature, hardy individual who tries to get away with doing as little as possible in gardening as in life, still expects the best results & wonders why she is frequently disappointed! She likes to keep a photographic record of everything, good & frequently bad!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Ham & errr, sausage roll!

Image1441 It was the first frost of the year on Sunday. The sun rose & everything sparkled beautifully. Just the morning for a walk.

We were slightly encouraged by a craft fair being held in the grounds but Ham House is always a lovely National Trust property to visit. We got there before it opened so started off with a walk along the Thames’ tow path noisily crushing the ice on the puddles. We toyed with but  decided against a visit to Petersham Nurseries so returned to Ham House to be revived by a hot latte* & a really truly excellent sausage roll. The sun had increased the temperature to such a point that we were able to sit outside looking at the vegetable garden. We were almost basking in the sunshine


The garden, although not large is very interesting historically with very contrasting areas. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Image1448 And whilst not wanting to sound like a tourist guide the Palm Centre is just around the corner as well as the already mentioned Petersham Nurseries.


* Now I do love a latte but they can be insipid if not made properly. However, the  worst coffee crime is when they are TOO COLD. Frequently they seem to be just warm enough to drink immediately so if you like to sip something hot, or, more importantly, eat a delectable slice of something cakey beforehand they do not retain enough heat & I can then get jolly cross. ‘Make it hot please’ can be frequently heard as I queue for my beverage of choice.


  1. Hurrah! You blogged. I like my tea and coffee hot too. I've put Ham House on my list although as you say it is dangerously closed to Petersham nurseries and whilst they are a bit short on plants to tempt me they are definitely large on cake!

  2. Lovely to see you blogging again, Ms B :-D

    I am a bit concerned about wv though, which is upeed. No doubt a result of all that coffee, but possibly tmi.

    Merry Christmas