The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with that early autumn gold that you can almost touch. Friends who we hadn't seen for several months came to stay, and brought Ben so Mortimer was delighted.
After enjoying the piano playing in the library and coveting the cold frames (and compost heaps!)
|You can say it - I'm sad!|
|My favourite - the upper hall|
we felt a little thirsty and a bit peckish so we found the newly refurbished Rose & Crown Hotel and had a very tasty bite to eat to keep us going until dinner.
The following day was gorgeous again and we introduced Ben to the Sunday morning dog pack and they all enjoyed a good natured play.
|Enjoying the sunshine|
|Could almost be France!|
|Warm salad of squash,mushrooms & rocket|
And to top it all Carol had brought me back a couple of French design magazines back from a recent holiday in the Loire so I managed a rather long magic moment with a glass of rose. Bliss.