The grounds are lovely and the home is situated on the Victoria waterfront...
back when it was built ~ visitors could arrrive by boat at the dock, however my BFF and I arrived by car!
It is set in what is now an industrial area of Victoria but do not let that disuade you from visiting.
The cream tea alone is worth the trip!
We ventured out early on a Sunday morning to attend The Island Mavins Market.
Some of you may remember that I attended last year
the weather this year was much more favourable
and although I did not buy as much
it was such fun to share it with a good friend.
a fragrant rose
wicker chairs lined up along a table
under the tent
great for a rest and a pot of tea
and one can sit and gaze out toward the sea
glimpses of ocean peeking through the trees
lots of people came out to this event
warmth and sunshine make it easy to meander about in the garden
perusing the wares
bunting and bouquets
a colourful combo
artists and crafts people were showcasing their creations
everything from hand made soaps to quilts
to cards and clothing
all nestled snugly inside the gorgeous grounds
a vast potager was smack dab in the middle of it all
some seedlings were available for sale
The house and garden are linked for indoor outdoor living
by verandas and patios
I bought this antique box to hide various cords and chargers
the techy tools that we use daily
the camera, IPhone and IPad.
On the frontier of new gadgets...
Joesph Joesph is all the rage...
this garlic rocker works like a charm.
On the Weight Watchers Front I am a few ounces short of 20 pounds lost with 5 to go....
who would have predicted that I would be able to accomplish this a year ago?
With support anything is possible!