We met at NT Lytes Carey - lovely garden and small house.
Having enjoyed a long walk amongst field of corn (well, they probably had been) it was time for lunch.
Not a huge choice - I had a Coronation Chicken roll... a little short on the filling and it was not a NT creation but 'bought in'
Three Robins were on the roof of the building as we sat eating. A this (young?) House Martin had a sun bathe. It seemed to be OK but was odd to see it sitting here.
And then for a wander around the house.
These ladies are made from leather!
So after that, off to NT Tintinhull. A small garden but absolutely lovely....
We came back here later and just sat chatting, looking out over the water.
A swing seat.... Lovely to just sit and gaze... and we had Mr. Quacks with us... Pete thought Quacks was due a holiday too :D
Two Magnolia trees that had come into bloom - they had flowered quite correctly in Spring but put on another, albeit smaller, show..
Time for a cuppa and a fruit scone. Not bad - a tad on the dry side but very tasty.
Just sitting and chatting in the sunshine :D
And finally, time to move on to our hotel. OOOOPS - Road closed on the A303 due to an accident and it was to be closed for some time.
Pete had noticed a turning on the left and we took that. A very narrow road with grass growing down the middle... a very pretty detour and finally we hit the main road and duly arrived.
A very good start to the weekend.