Sunshine and Den Building!

We enjoyed some marvellous weather over the weekend, to say the sun has been shy this year would be an understatement and it’s arrival was more than welcome.

We celebrated with a day out in our garden, it felt almost tropical being able to sit outside and eat lunch without wearing a coat. In this country you have to take advantage of the good weather when it arrives, you never know when you’ll see it again!

Earlier in the week I had promised to build a den with my children, originally I was envisioning sheets over tables and chairs, but the sun prompted us to we move our den building outside.

My husband had a bag of unused garden canes which he bound together with garden twine. These were bent over to make dome shapes and bound together at the top.

Then we used a pair of old curtains for the sides and a sheet for the top and ta-da a wonderful outdoor den. The kids all loved it, the adults did too! It might not be as elegant as a shop bought tee-pee but hey it’s free!!

The best part is we can rebuild it whenever the sun decides to saw it’s face again 🙂 and it takes up zero storage space!

Snow Again

Just when I thought the wintry weather was gone and it was safe to travel, it happened again!
The weather forecast had warned us to expect snow from 4pm, it came so much later that i honestly assumed it had passed us by. Luckily I had pulled onto my drive before the worst happened.
At Angel Eden we haven’t published any snow pictures recently but I took these after midnight and thought I’d share them 🙂

And this was the front garden looking a bit like fairy land!

Win 1 of 5 Pairs of Tickets to The Weald Of Kent Summer Craft Show!

The Weald of Kent craft show is being held this summer at Penshurst Place near Tonbridge between 9 – 11th September. The show offers handmade crafts, delicious food and drink, live music, inspiring displays and a stunning show garden.

With 200 crafts people from all over the UK there will most definitely be something for everyone and every taste.

There will also be interactive family craft activities and displays, face painting and rural crafts. Make sure to pack the camera as there will also be falconry displays courtesy of television presenters Leigh and Jo Holmes from the Hawking Centre, Kent.

Now that you’re suitably excited about this amazing event, how about winning one of five pairs of tickets so you can attend for free!

How to Enter

As usual it’s ridiculously easy to enter our comp (open to UK readers this time).

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The competition will end at midnight 28 August 2011.


Open: 09.30 – 17.00 (Saturday 17.30)


Weald of Kent Craft Show

Adult £6.50 (Advance £5.00) Senior £5.50 (Advance £4.00)

Child under 16 free if acc by parent – otherwise £3

BUY 10 ADULT OR SENIOR TICKETS Get One Adult Free (In advance only)

Combined Weald of Kent Craft Show & Penshurst House & Gardens

Adult and Senior £12.00 (In advance only)

Buy tickets online at or phone Ticket Hotline 01425 277988