…led to Mr C feeling wanderlust.


We abandoned our household duties and set of towards the Brockhampton Estate in time to enjoy lunch in the tea room. The sun shone as we traveled towards Brockhampton and we were treated to some spectacular countryside views, but as we neared the Brockhampton Estate a large dark cloud appeared overhead!

Out & About

We arrived at the top car park and made our way to the tea room for lunch, just before the heavens opened. We enjoyed lunch and waited until the rain had stopped before making our way to the entrance Kiosk, where we were told that the best way to get to the house was to drive down to the bottom car park. We drove down and walked to the ‘Old House’ which is quite unexpected and stunning set in the surrounding countryside.We dodged the raindrops and enjoyed both the inside an outside of the property.


A special treat as we sheltered in an outbuilding to allow a shower to pass over was seeing two tiny frogs (a few millimeters in size), obviously newly born. Wow!! Then whilst we were in the house one of the room guides told us about the resident bats in the roof space and the need to cover up the furniture in some rooms overnight to stop it being fouled. This reminded me that  couple of days ago I noticed that my bat is back, I hadn’t seen him since ‘my oak tree’ got trimmed. I was thrilled to see him in the twilight catching insects over my garden :-)


We made our way home we calling into the Ludlow Food Centre to pick up something for our evening meal, we were not inspired… Leading me to have my own inspiration (chilli/white wine coated salmon), coriander potatoes and green veg), so we picked up the fresh ingredients in a local shop before we returned home.

The meal was delicious :-)

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2016

8 Responses to “Morning Sunshine…”

  1. Tea date how wonderful. Every so often I go out for coffee and chat. Maybe next time I’ll order tea.
    Coffee is on

  2. Alan says:

    It all sounds delightful; something I’m looking forward to doing when I give up work at the end of this week.

  3. rusty duck says:

    I think I would enjoy a visit there too.

  4. Astrid says:

    This sounds like a real nice day and I love the smile of Mr. C :) A wonderful surrounding and talking about bats, I never saw the ones that house in a crack in our balcony ceiling, we have quite a few I think…. lots of droppings… ;)
    Maybe one day when I cannot sleep I will sit in the kitchen waiting for them..
    Real interesting animals. As a child I caught the spawn (?) of the frogs and wait untill it became frogs…… (in my bedroom :D )

    • CherryPie says:

      Bats usually fly about at last light. I noticed one over our garden just a few days ago, catching insects.

      I don’t think I would like to have frogs in my bedroom LOL