After breakfast we checked out and Mum got chatting to the receptionist. The topic of her broken leg cropped up and it turned out that the receptionist who was from Brisbane had been working as a physiotherapist before taking time off to go travelling. Her travelling has currently paused whilst she is working in Salisbury.
We said our goodbyes and set off on out return journey. On the way we stopped at Snowshill Manor where we had lunch. Mum was astounded by the number of pieces in Charles Paget Wades collection. She also thought the use of space was a waste of a house. I am not so sure… His love of collecting has ensured that some very interesting objects have not been lost. Everything he chose for collection had to incluce colour, design and craftsmanship.
When we had finished enjoying the house, its collections and the garden we continued on our journey back home. After unpacking and freshening up after the journey, the three of us went to a local pub for an evening meal. We chose with care, it is one of the places that serves a Sunday roast in the evening as well as at lunch time. The place was buzzing and it turned out the reason for this was that the landlord was throwing a party for his daughter’s 16th birthday.
The landlord was worried that they were being too noisy (they weren’t) and offered us a glass of champagne after our meal. A perfect end to a perfect weekend away