We spent a glorious weekend in the heart of the Bride Valley, Dorset, at our friend Ben Pentreath's Old Parsonage back in May. His house resides in the most perfect spot, nestled deep in the valley, where the changing light is wondrous. Look at his marvelous black roses.
Folk Tales of Wales, picked up from an antique book shop in Bridport.
We spent Sunday afternoon at the nearby country house and estate of Kingston Lacy, now owned by the National Trust, but originally the seat of the Bankes family.