Isn't she beautiful?! This is Kay the calf from the stunning @gatestreetbarn1, wearing her first commissioned flower crown to match the bridal bouquet of the equally-stunning Jemma 😍
This has been an absolute treat to work on and I'm honoured to be part of their special day. This will be signed by their guests as a meaningful alternative to a guestbook. Instead of keeping the signatures and messages of love and good luck in a drawer after the Big Day, this is a lovely way to see those names or messages every day for many, many years to come. It's a sign of new beginnings, celebrates one of the venue's very own English Longhorns, highlights the couple's names and wedding date together and is made even more special with the addition of the floral crown.
The flowers were originally drawn by hand, then cut out by hand with a scalpel, printed with silkscreens by hand, and finally hand painted with Japanese watercolours. The eartag is also done by hand in a subtle silver embossed effect.
Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing a personalised Kay print or commissioning a flower crown for her.
Well yesterday was a fantastic day playing outside. On Monday I got a pleasantly surprising email from @mountaintrike with an invite attached to a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Park and access to the countryside act (basically, the formation of the national parks), in the Peak District (it was the first one). Mountain Trike now sponsor the CNP (campaign for the national parks) so a group of us were asked to go along to enjoy and showcase how our trikes enable us to get out into the countryside. Me and my mum went along to Castleton to find dozens of people from different groups and organisations joined together to head out on a walk towards Mam Tor (for those of us in trikes) then off to peak cavern for a rope making demonstration, while the rest (including Debbie in her terrain hopper!) went the whole way up the hill.
@countryfilemagazine were also there filming the celebration (probably why so many ramblers turned up 😂) and to my delight it was Matt Baker. The guy who has literally had my 2 dream jobs since I was a kid...Blue Peter AND countryfile presenter...so I couldn’t resist getting a quick photo with him.
It’s great to see the Peak District has finally updated their miles without stiles web page, and the energetic outlook they have on improving access for all. I look forward to trying some of the trails out!
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Article in today’s Oxford Mail ahead of Sunday’s Countryfile programme on BBC 1. Check out these gifted and passionate artisan food producers in our lovely Oxfordshire. Very proud and humbled to be asked along.
Another beautiful gift from our farmers wife lunch in the barn on Tuesday. This is such incredible bunch of blooms from @westendflowerfarm who are based in Hampshire supplying British flowers grown in the fields on their farm. brightening up the snug and ready for the return of the farmers children tomorrow xx
A hug in a book. Relaxing and informative. The book would have been better if it was read when first published, a lot of the information is now common knowledge.
Point of concern? The illustrations form a large part of the book, aiding the descriptions; I wonder why the decision was made for a lack of detail and colour.
🎼 ’If it wasnae for yer wellies!' 🎶 | This week, we had the joy of seeing pupils from Garthocharn Primary School teaching @bbc Countryfile presenter @adamhenson_ the wellie song! The kids had a great time learning about how to respect and care for the countryside and farmland.
The special programme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act and explores how our partnership work with landowners can protect and enhance the National Park.
The show will be aired on 7th April - make sure you tune in! 📺