Friday, 15 April 2011

Dreaming of Summer

Out and About

We had a little taste of Summer recently but then it all changed again back to cloudy days and drizzly rain here. Those few days of better weather got me dreaming of Summer. One of the most lovely things we did last Summer was have a little trip out on a friend's barge and they have recently invited us to do it again this year. I'm really looking forward to to it. We started with fresh coffee and muffins on the deck, enjoyed the views along the canal and watching all those other lucky people who were also on their barges. Some of the barges were really pretty and had little gardens on the top of them.

 On this particular trip, we ended up in Cheshire. This is Dunham Massey, a beautiful Georgian House set in 300 acres of land. Who knows where we'll get to this year. (Apologies for the photo being slightly wonky - this could have had something to do with the fact that we also shared a good bottle of wine together during the day!)

This land is also shared by a large number of deer who can be seen roaming around freely. You can get quite close to them but it is not so easy to get them to look at the camera!

The grounds are extensive and we enjoyed a lovely walk deer spotting and looking at the huge trees which we came across.

As well as the lovely trees and gardens, we also came across this fellow- aptly named 'Old Stumpy'. I hope to see him again sometime.
This weekend we're out and about for a different reason. We're travelling to Lincolnshire for a friends wedding, so I'm really hoping that good weather will return. Hope to see you on Monday for more textile talk. Have a lovely time this weekend whatever your plans are. xx

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