Yesterday one of my daughters
took me (and the grandchildren too, of course!)
for a day trip
to a National Trust property
I am just going to share
a teensy weensy little bit of the lovely day
The trust property includes
a 12th century castle (now in ruins)
and Newton House
a most unusual house which was designed by
George and Cecil Rice
in the 18th Century
What caught my eye
and made me think of sharing it with you
was not just the cakes
(maybe it was because lunch time was drawing close and some of my daughter's delish party food was waiting in the carpark)
but the thought of being invited to take tea
with Lady Dinefwr
Rather stirred my imagination!
I really like the china
with its deep blue patches....
and pretty pink flowers.
I looked to right and left
before I upended this cup to see the make
I thought that the tablecloth.....
could bear closer inspection
and the napkins!
The table looks very impressive with its...
the cake slices ..... so tempting...
what a pity they are false...
I'm sure that the visitors
would be tempted to take a bite if they weren't!!
Did you notice the little bird on the icing?
The milk jug and sugar bowl make a nice duo
Well I hope you enjoyed your tea...but...
It's time we headed home...
Ahhhh...it was a lovely day
it's good now..
to take off my shoes...
pick up a cold drink...
and sit under the pergola...
as I reflect on where we've been.
At the beginning of the year
I made a list of places..
I would like to revisit......
places I have been
and enjoy again.
Friends and family
are determined to help me
cross some of the places off that list....
that doesn't mean that
I will not want to return at some time!!
Dinefwr Park was one of those listed...
It's a place I have never been....
I really enjoyed my time there
and would recommend it.
Friends...you had better hurry.....
as the list is growing shorter!
I love looking up at the sky
through the roses!
My mother is coming on Sunday
to celebrate her
She'll be staying a week
we wish that
it could be longer!
Several of you remember that she
did a guest blog
and have asked if she will do another
She will probably say no
I have ways to persuade her so....
watch this spot!!
As I sat under the shade enjoying listening to the birds singing
and the bees humming
one of them alighted on a flower just by me
A perfect end to a wonderful day!
This week I'm joining