Sunday, 16 September 2012

A perfect weekend

Sometimes everything good in life just comes together. Last weekend was one of those times.

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.

Ben
After coffee and cake we went to Peckover House in Wisbech. Peckover House is a National Trust property that you feel you could live in. It's not too large, has a manageable two acres of garden and is situated in a town. Unusually you can take photographs in most of the rooms. Andrew was photographer for the day (although I did get a bit bossy in asking for certain shots!).

After enjoying the piano playing in the library and coveting the cold frames (and compost heaps!)
Cold frames


You can say it - I'm sad!

Detail

Garden gateway

Plaster work

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
A quick whip round a couple of the farm shops so Carol & Roger could stock up on local Fenland produce and back home for a late lunch in the garden. Yep- that's the stylish Carol "Oh! It's just a t-shirt & jeans!"

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.

2 comments:

  1. A great break by the looks of things. Could you please send over the gardener from Peckover House to tidy over my tools and generally smarten things up please?

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    1. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a head gardener? Actualli I would quite like my own potting shed, complete with a little stove and comfy chair. Now there's a thought......

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