We had to do a Stately Home! So this was it. A good collection of Art and sculptures and ceiling frescos. WOrth a quick look. A bonus was a Farmers market happening in the grounds. Selling local produce, including pheasants, grouse, venison, etc.
Then on to a lavendar farm. The farm itself a major disappointment. The grow very little of their own lavendar. They are more like a nursery. However they had l;ots of lavendar goodies for sale and food made with l;avendar as an ingredient. Fancy cakes containing bits of lavendar, and with lavendar icing? Or lavendar ice-cream. THey tasted better than they sound!
Last call for the day for Bevan Chris and myself was at a relatives house. Dawn is a 5th cousin. While Robert was heading for Australia his cousin Edward was one of the founders of the Shouldham Thorpe Wesleyan chapel.
We had a cup of tea served from the 'carter teapot'. It had been passed down from Edwards time. The cups matched, but she wasn't sure if they were that old. SHe was a delightful lady bubbling with energy and enthusiasm. While a lot went into her family research, her garden showed eveidance of lots of time and energy. (see photo) It was a memorable afternoon.