Wednesday 5 May 2010

The wanderer returns.....

What a busy, busy bee I have been!
I am sorry for my lapse in posting it has all been terribly hectic here Down the Lane, lots of visitors, much entertaining and an overload of work sprinkled on top!
How the devil are you?
I have popped a little taster of my exploits below, so much to tell you about........

The Decorative Living Fair
Scotney Castle
Perch Hill
Pashley Manor

I shall be loading acres of photos ( for a change, tee hee!)

Back soon,
in the meantime I shall leave you with my current favourite

Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king;
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear ay birds tune this merry lay,
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet,
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
Spring! the sweet Spring!



  1. Hey there , Check your post again , the color of your type is your background color at the top. You may want to change it , as it is very difficult to read, thanks much ! Gina

  2. Hello Gina ~ I have made it bolder and bigger, hope that helps! sorry I made you squint!
    Sarah x

  3. Yes, I was squinting ! You may want to make the type a different color , like your blue below it. Enough critiquing...glad you have returned ! Thanks, Gina

  4. Hi Sarah Jane
    I'm glad to see you back. Your little taster has my mouth watering! Cant wait to see more photos. Lovely poem by the way.
    Susie X

  5. Ooh,can't wait to see more of what you've been up to!
    Welcome back.Love the Spring poem!

    Bellaboo :0)

  6. Nice to see you again and I love the new header. Sweet poem but I'm afraid it's not too Spring-like here at the moment.

    Kate x

  7. WELCOME back! I wondered what you had been up to! Come and visit me, soon. Looks like you are enjoying a gorgeous spring. It has finally sprung, here and we are in the midst of LILAC season ~ hooray! xx P&H

  8. Do you know I was wondering where you'd wandered. It sounds a good wandering you did.

    Just got Bright Star from the library to watch this evening. I remembered you waxing lyrical about it and as I was blown away by The Piano I guess it'll be as good.

    Lisa x

  9. Ahhhhhh! It's nice to have you back!

  10. Lookig forward to hearing and seeing about all your adventures.
    Lisa x

  11. Oh love the new header on your blog :) Looks like you have been busy :)

    All things nice...

  12. Yeah to see you back!

    What wonderful displays - I adore the mix of tulips with the dark purple, I may just have to steal that idea for next year.

    And I spy millionaires shortcake - my ultimate fave!


  13. Missed you and have returned often to dream over photos. Still reeling from Sarah Raven's magnificent garden.

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  14. Glad your back Sarah, I always look forward to your posts!
    Patina Moon

  15. Gosh - I called in via another blog and am feeling full of joy at the gorgeous colours! And I spotted a pink kit kat too - mmmm! sounds good, as I am a kit kat a day gal! I'll call back and see you!

  16. Lovely too see you back! I can’t wait to see all the pictures…I like the look of what I’ve seen already.

    Love Lou xxx

  17. You have been busy...everything looks so lovely...I adore your collage! Hugs for a great weekend. xoxo

  18. Hello! Yay you are back! Love the mosaic! suzie xxx

  19. Just dropped by to say hello!

  20. Can't wait to see what you have been up to - wonderful mosaic! xx

  21. Have you been to Perch Hill again?
    I am insanely jealous. Beautiful photographs.
    I also have a tulip obsession.

  22. Missed you, glad you are back...I love the collage of pictures too! Come say hi it's a special day at my blog! :D

  23. Life gets like that doesn't it.. full to brimming!
    That is a very attractive patchwork you have created.. now how do you stitch something like that together..
    Answer on a postcard please!

    Michele xxx

  24. WElcome back!! Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

  25. Hi Jane, it's my first visit to your blog and let me say how very beautiful I find it too! xx


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