Our Staycation at Blue-Ginger Gallery : Part 1 of 3

Why Blue-Ginger Gallery is a special place for us.

A 1456 House.

 

I know… I know, it’s 2018 already and I still haven’t had a chance to write about this wonderful trip of ours at Blue-Ginger Gallery yet. Where does the time goes!! Actually, there are a hold loads of our trips that I haven’t a chance to write about, so I will try my best to do some catch up here, starting with our lovely stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery.

Let’s rewind back to Easter 2017, (yep Easter), where it is not too chilli during the day time and still warm enough to have just two layers of clothing on. We were invited to stay over at Sue’s Blue-Ginger Gallery. A long while ago, I wrote Why Blue-Ginger Gallery Is A Special Place For Us.Do have a read as this is an insider story rather than our “usual” review. So it is rather special you could say. In short, Sue is an old friend of mine – well… or rather more like my second mother to me and is also Ethan’s God Mother too, (even Evelyn calls her “My God-Mother” too – she is so cute!).

When I started writing this, I have had no idea that I had so much to talk about! So I have decided to split this post into 3 parts. Here is Part 1.

Day 1 – The Rooms

We arrived late in the evening and was greeted by Sue’s loveliest smiles. The kids were very excited by this stay at this old two story beam house. We were lead to our rooms and to drop off our bags there. E&E have had a little surprised waiting for them in bed. They have received a bunny each. Until this day, they couldn’t go to sleep without them. Bless.

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

Leading down towards downstairs, I can’t help but to look out from this window. The scenery here is so peaceful. I almost forgot at how quiet it can be here. I used to come here from time to time when I used to live in London, getting away from the hustle bustle. I came here to re-collect my thoughts and so I can restart again fresh when I go back. But here, it’s always make me feel warm and welcome at home every time.

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

Downstairs there is a Televisions room and living room, decorated with lots of quirky ornaments.

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

But since there is a lovely cosy log fire place in the living room, we spent most of our time there.

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

 

The Gallery

Why Blue-Ginger Gallery is a special place for us.

 

By then it was close to closing time for the gallery, Sue treats us some yummy cakes she made herself. I love her cakes. The smell is just wonderful and that freshly brew coffee is what I needed after a long journey in the car. Here are some of the cake photos that Sue’s took that morning. Her cake are freshly baked everyday!

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

After our little cakes delights and coffee fired up, Sue introduced the kids to a little treasure hunt game around the gallery. As Ethan now can read with a little help, he was enjoying this game. With Evelyn’s help, they could find the items within no time. Such a wonderful idea! I should do one around our house too. A great way to keeping them busy. 😉

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

Sue also runs Artists’ workshops too. And does Wedding Gifts’ list as well. Here are some of the quirky items you’ll find at Blue-Ginger Gallery, ranging from £20 – £2000+!

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

Maureen & Lottie the dog

E&E meet Lottie the dog and played a little ball game with her and Sue’s niece, Maureen. Maureen used to babysit me when I was little, and it is so sweet seeing that she like the company of my children too. Maureen also help out at Blue-Ginger gallery too.

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

Lottie the dog was a recuse dog. We all love her here. She likes to be around people. And if she doesn’t have anyone to be around with she would bark and sulk. Sound like one of my kids! lol! She is very clever and loves children to bits. E&E keep asking me for a dog, but at this point in our life it is just not for us. I do love to have a pet though – a dog or a cat would be nice. Perhaps, in the far future one day.

 

Our Evening

We end our evening with a cosy “family” dinner, cooked by Sue and got to catch up over dinner with her son, Kenji Lim and Maureen. It was like old times. I can’t believe how time flies. I was just 10 year old when I first sat at this very table. Now, I’m with my own family too.

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

Oh no! Sue is not in this one as she was behind the camera!

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

Kenji has kindly taken the next one with Sue in the frame and so he is behind the camera now.

 

Kenji Lim

By the way, remember this name – Kenji Lim. He is becoming very famous in the Art World. Why? Take a look at his artistic work here, and you’ll understand why.

 

Website | Instagram: kenjiart | Facebook: artistkenjilim | Twitter: @kenjilimart

 

Here is one of his piece:
Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

Where Are You Going This Fine Morning? Acrylic on unstretched canvas; 2.2m x 2.8m; June 2015

 

So there you have it, our Part 1 – what did I tell you – there’s so much to tell!

Read on here for Part 2! Our Staycation at Blue-Ginger Gallery : Part 2 of 3

 

Our Stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery

 

*This is not a sponsored post. As we are a very old and good friend of Sue, she has kindly invited us to stay at Blue-Ginger Gallery as family guests.

 

 

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Useful Information

 

Address: Blue-Ginger Gallery, Home End Farm, Stiffords Bridge, Cradley, Malvern WR13 5NW

Contact: t: 01886 880240 ; e: sue@blue-ginger.com

Entrance fee: FREE

Website: http://www.blue-ginger.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluegingergallery

 

Nearby attractions: Malvern HillsGreat Malvern PrioryMorgan Motor CompanyMalvern TheatresGreat Malvern StationPriory ParkMuseum of Local HistoryEastnor Castle – just to name a few.

 


 

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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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40 Comments

  1. 12/01/2018 / 2:13 am

    That sounds like a fun trip! I love that your kids were given bunnies and my middle son LOVES that red panda art.

    • 13/01/2018 / 9:48 am

      I know! Those bunnies were so special to them. Kenji is very talented and a very inspiring artist too.

  2. 12/01/2018 / 12:11 pm

    Aw this looks so lovely! Love log fires & peaceful countryside. The wedding gifts are fab x

  3. 12/01/2018 / 12:29 pm

    Loving your family adventure. Lots of activities for the family to do. We need to do something like this.

    Thank for Sharing

    John M

    • 13/01/2018 / 9:50 am

      It’s such great fun. We love it there. Do check Blue-Ginger Gallery out. I’m sure they can accommodate you. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

    • 13/01/2018 / 9:52 am

      Aww… thank you so much Victoria. I love this place. I feel like I’m at home.

  4. 12/01/2018 / 9:09 pm

    What a beautiful home – it looks so cosy and welcoming. I love the idea of the treasure hunt too, I’ll have to steal that one!

    • 13/01/2018 / 9:53 am

      Haha Yes! I love that idea too. I’m thinking of doing one in the garden. 😀

  5. 13/01/2018 / 2:58 pm

    What an beautiful place, so much character! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    • 23/01/2018 / 4:54 pm

      It really is. You should give it a visit. Thanks for hosting. 🙂 x

  6. 13/01/2018 / 7:05 pm

    Looks like a lovely escape for Easter and perfect to know the owners so well. We have a few very close friends and family who stay in the house with us here at Coombe Mill, it is always hetic but fun to share our holiday farm with them. I bet you are all looking forward to going back.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • 23/01/2018 / 9:11 pm

      Oh yes! The kids love staying there every bit of it. They already asked me when can we go back. lol! Sue is always welcoming to us and we love her so much! 🙂

      Thank you for hosting. x

  7. 13/01/2018 / 8:17 pm

    Oh wow what a gorgeous place to go and stay! I love how homely it looks and those cakes – WOW!! It looks like you had an amazing time!

    • 23/01/2018 / 9:14 pm

      It is so homely and you are always feels very welcome at this house. Those cakes are divine! 🙂 x

  8. 14/01/2018 / 5:58 pm

    What a lovely weekend and even better to share it with good friends #CountryKids

  9. 14/01/2018 / 6:59 pm

    Oh Su, it looks so lovely and cosy there – especially that fire/ Great that there is a story behind it and that you got to see your friend again. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:12 pm

      It really is so lovely here. Wish I could introduce Sue to you. You’ll love it here. 🙂 x

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:14 pm

      It was so lovely! Lovely to spend sometimes with old friends. 🙂

  10. 15/01/2018 / 3:58 am

    Its only first part yet and I am amazed already. Looks like a total fun experience you really had. I love the view from the window and the cozy fireplace!

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:18 pm

      Yes! Only the first part. It is truly lovely here. Read on to the second and third part too! 🙂 x

  11. I remember your post months ago about why Blue Ginger House is such a special place for you. How wonderful to be able to go back with your own children now! The house looks so lovely and cosy, no wonder you all like it so much!
    #ExplorerKids

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:22 pm

      I know! It weird isn’t it. 30 years later!! I can’t even believe it myself! How time flies. Things changes here, but the people are the same lovely people. I love it here. <3

  12. 15/01/2018 / 7:25 pm

    It’s so lovely when you find a little gift at your arrival! The place looks really cosy and the cakes… yummy I’d love to try them 🙂 thanks #explorerkids

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:24 pm

      Yes! That was such a lovely surprised for us, especially for the kids. It is so nice here. We all love our stay.

  13. 15/01/2018 / 9:29 pm

    Aww Su this looks a fab place your friend has and how lovely for the kids when they’re entertained then you all have a better time I think! it looks such a beautiful cosy place to visit and the art work is amazing as well as the wedding gifts at great prices Mandy xxx #explorerkids

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:27 pm

      It is so beautiful here. Full of lovely people who loves my kids and full of lovely gifts too. 🙂 x

  14. 16/01/2018 / 1:39 pm

    Blue-Ginger Gallery looks lovely, sounds like you had a brilliant time. That dog is a beauty.

  15. 16/01/2018 / 6:31 pm

    This sounds like a great place to stay! I especially love the cosy log fire, and the bunnies.

    • 23/01/2018 / 10:35 pm

      It’s so lovely here. I’d love to have a fire place like that too. 🙂

  16. 24/01/2018 / 7:00 am

    aww I am bunny obsessed, we have pet mini lop bunnies, but seeing wild ones is beautiful, this place sounds so cosy, like somewhere I could really relax, which would be so nice! Thank you so much for sharing this with us for #ablogginggoodtime Just to let you know that sadly Catie (Spectrum Mum) will no longer be a co-host for #ablooginggoodtime, we will have a new co-host this Thursday and you can still link up through Katie or myself reflectionsfromme.com Thanks, love Mackenzie

    • 04/02/2018 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you Mac. It really is so lovely here. I will try to link up with you again soon. xx

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