I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

Jules Verne

Monty

No Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2019

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Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester – the capital of Kind Alfred’s Wessex – since Saxon times. With a history of over 1000 years, Winchester City Mill is also the oldest working watermill in the country.

A rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, the City Mill was rebuilt in 1744 and remained in use until the early 20th Century. Having entered the care of the National Trust in the late 1920’s, the City Mill was restored to full working order in 2004.

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14 Comments CherryPie on May 17th 2019

Pink Hat in the Sun

During the season Hodnet Hall is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday but only three times on Wednesdays. Today was the first of those days and as Hodnet Hall is one of my favourite gardens I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

There were a few challenges along the way; newly laid chippings on the road with a 10 mile an hour speed limit, the car park was rather full when I arrived and two coaches had just pulled in meaning the teashop was rather full and there was a queue.. Eventually I got served and dropped lucky with a nearby table being vacated just after I had finished paying.

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall

These Shoes Were Made For Walking

I had a relaxing afternoon in the sun enjoying the gardens and the bluebell walk. The light and colour is always spectacular at this time of year.

Chicken Parmigiana

A perfect end to the day (although it was tinged with some sad news about an elderly relative as we were preparing dinner) was another opportunity for a Fine Dining experience on the patio.

12 Comments CherryPie on May 15th 2019

A Favourite Place to Sit

Today was delightfully sunny, a perfect day for clothes washing and hanging them outside to dry. It might sound a bit sad but I really enjoy hanging washing outside in my garden. I also use it as an opportunity to get in extra walking steps by only taking out one piece of washing at a time.

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

The Laburnum Arch

Laburnum

Forgotten Walking Sandals

Wisteria

Archway

Dandelion Clocks

Rebirth...

Woodhenge

My washing all pegged out and blowing in the gentle breeze left me the perfect opportunity for an afternoon walk in the beautiful sunshine. I stepped out on some local pathways to see how spring was progressing.

Fine Dining on the Patio

Later in the day I enjoyed Fine Dining on my Patio as the sun went down behind the beautiful oak tree at the bottom of my garden.

2 Comments CherryPie on May 15th 2019

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo de Vinci

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4 Comments CherryPie on May 13th 2019

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

14 Comments CherryPie on May 8th 2019

The Easter Garden

The Easter Garden

The Easter Garden

The Easter Garden

6 Comments CherryPie on May 8th 2019

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