This is where Nigel's ideas become reality in his studio.
This is Mariette's studio where she works on her lovely paintings. I first came across Mariette's work about two years ago during another of the open studio days and was instantly blown away!
I think I might have made a bit of a burk of myself because I was extremely gushy and stuck my nose into everything. Mariette was probably relieved to see me go thinking I was some kind of mad woman or stalker!
As it's my 40th birthday in October I've been dropping some (not so subtle) hints to my family that I really wouldn't be offended if they could help me buy a Mariette original for my front room. I'm determined to own one.
Watch this space because when I get my hands on one you'll be the first to know.
And here's Mariette's work - it speaks for itself...
What a fantastic space to work in.
If you want to know more about Mariette's work then sneak a peek at her web page, http://www.mariette-artist.co.uk/
All around the garden were amazing pieces of artwork.
These doves aren't actually real they were made by Mariette, they fooled us. We all wanted one but unfortunately they'd all been snapped up - no surprises there!
The couple even have a delightful little car and caravan.
We loved this place so much Nigel and Mariette very nearly had three squatters to deal with!!