Sunday 31 May 2015

SUNDAY THOUGHT - Blessingbourne House (Part 7)

How can you think of saying to him, 

'Brother, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the board in yours? 


First get rid of the board, and then perhaps you can see well enough to deal with his speck!

Like 6 verse 42

Photographed at Blessingbourne House.

May 2015

Tomorrow I will be showing you 
Blesssingbourne Carriage Museum.

Thanks for your visit and also to those who leave comments.

Saturday 30 May 2015

SATURAY CRITTERS - Blesssingbourne House (Part 6)

I am continuing my posts from Blessingbourne House when I stayed there a few weeks ago and what better way to start the weekend for you than to show you the beautiful Peacocks that grace the grounds of this lovely estate. Last year when I stayed in one of their beautiful cottages, The Stabes, there were only 2 male Peacock however Colleen and Nick, the owners decided to purchase 2 females to keep them company and I am even hoping they will breed as I have never seen the young of Peacocks.  ENJOY.

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I hope you enjoyed these delightful birds especially when the male showed us his glorious tail feathers.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks for your visit and I appreciate all the comments you leave.

Friday 29 May 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Blessingbourne House (Part 5)

When I arrived at Blessingbourne House to stay for a few days the weather was not too good for a photo shot, nevertheless I could not wait to get out there to reacquaint myself with all the animals and to see the lake again. So these shots  had an overcast sky however the day I was leaving I had a blue sky and I will show you those shots on another post later on.  

On Monday I showed you the inside of my cottage which was called Lauel however this is the inside of Cherry which was also a 4/5 bedded cottage.

Below is my cottage front door with clouds reflected on the window panes.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the lake and even through I did not have blue skies, there is something peaceful about being there with the lovely reflections.

I am linking this post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Many thanks for visiting today and also to those who leave comments.

Thursday 28 May 2015

GOOD FENCES - Blessingbourne House (Part 4)

When I arrived to stay at Blessingbourne House this year, these 2 goats seemed to remember me as they rushed over to greet me.   This brown goat below is called Lyton and he is a Golden Guernsey.

The black goat is called Crunchie named as such because he grinds his teeth and is a Pygmy goat.  When he saw me coming, he would rush over so I could scratch behind his ears.  He loved that.

Last year I posted information about both of these breds and if you missed that and wish to learn about them as well as seeing more photos and video of them, CLICK HERE.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing these very friendly goats that live at Blessingbourne House.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Blessingbourne House (Part 3)

Let’s take another wander round Blessingbourne House Estate and see what we can find that might be of interest to you.  There is something for everyone here. Wonderful peaceful setting, glorious grounds to walk around, beautiful views of the lake and adventures for the more active and always lots of animals to see.

At the start of any of my walk I just have to look at the lake which never disappoints me.

These are Water Lily leaves.  It was too early for the flowers as yet.

This is a beautifully appointed Gate Lodge which looks small from this shot however it is registered as  5* accommodation for 5 people.  
CLICK HERE to see the inside of it.

Colleen and Nick, the owners of Blessingbourne House have 4 dogs and a cat which I have photographed below.  They are all very different characters in their own right.  Hamish being the boss!






Children’s play area.

Last year, when I visited there were about 7 Cockerels and quite a number of hens however Mr Bad Fox managed to wipe them all out and Colleen and Nick have now bought a new Cockerel and these lovely hens. You will see lots more about them in a later post as you will with all the other animals.

People come from far and wide to experience the different ability mountain trails.  As I personally have not been on any of the trails, I am showing you a short video about the Mountain Bike trails at Blessingbourne House. 

 CLICK HERE if the video does not appear below.

This is “The Cabin” at the beginning of the trails and at weekends is used as a  the new coffee shop called " Pinocho's at Blessingbourne".  
They also run small parties there.

These are some of the cows and calves in the farm yard area.

I am just leaving the farm yard.  Are you still with me? Perhaps you can just see Blessingbourne House in the far distance and my yellow door of my cottage in the courtyard.

Turning right I found Colleen’s two new horses. The one on the right is a 2 year old male called Cowboy and the other is a 1 year old called Lola.  There is a short video of them at the end and an even longer video next Thursday.

This is beauty, a 9 year old horse that I showed you last year but his friend Toyboy was at another person’s farm when I visited this time because he was being riden last weekend in a race. In fact he came in second to the delight of Colleen.  He is now back at Blessingbourne and Colleen rides him most days.

Walking through the countryside and forest areas, I came arcoss these cattle, many lovely wildflowers and beautiful and interesting shaped trees.

We are nearing the end of this walk and have ended up near the lake area again with beautiful Rhodendron and near the side of the house these gorgeous Tulips.

I think this is a Hare with a cheeky grim!  He can be found in this small garden I showed you on Monday.

And who is waiting for me with more seed when I returned to my cottage? 
My favouite Peacock.  

A short video of the horses in a field.  CLICK HERE if it does not appear below.

I do hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit more of the beauty and interesting things to see and do around Blessingbourne House.

 For the next 6 days all posts will be scheduled as I am away on Tory Island and will not be able to comment but did not want you to miss my posts.

Tomorrow I will introduce you to Lyton and Crunchie!

Have a great day and thanks for all you comments.