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Monday, 1 April 2013

Final Birthday out with Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Cakes ... and....

Final part of my birthday in that I went up to Pete's  for the last part of the Easter weekend....

We had a snow flurry as we left to go out for the day and it was bitterly cold!! Spring.. I need convincing!!

Started with breakfast at McDonalds...!!

First stop was Flatford Mill... (there's an RSPB Wildlife Garden there..  that was open; on our last visit it wasn't)

We went for a wander along the river - in the icy wind!





















 Birds in the RSPB Garden - Blue and Great Tits, Chaffinches, Siskins, Goldfinches.  From the hide along the River.. 3 Little Grebes and a Kingfisher.. not that bad!

Then onto Melford Hall (via Waitrose to shop for dinner)... in search of lunch in the new Tea Room :D Tomato Soup and rolls.. very nice! And we had this in the Park Room...








































After a tour of the house and gardens, we needed a cuppa to warm us up again.   So it was Lemon Cake and Victoria Sponge... very very nice!!

And Luxury Hot Chocolate.. which, regrettably was rather disappointing being a bit weak in the taste of chocolate.

a great way to finish a three day birthday... thanks Pete - it was a lovely day out 

3 comments:

Ragged Robin said...

Belated Happy Birthday Tricia :) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and what a lovely surprise from your daughter :)

Some lovely photos of Flatford Mill and Melford Hall :)

Terry said...

I hope your birthday was all you wished for and more. You see the most amazing places with all the old history and beautiful scenery. Lucky you.

Tricia said...

Caroline.. it was a great weekend altogether and would never have guessed my daughter's surprise outing!

Terry.. thank you for your comments on this and the other post.. much appreciated! it really was a birthday to remember!

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