Wednesday, 13 June 2012

National Trust

So schools back and so normality reigns, although I have to say that I really did enjoy half term.  It was nice to spend some time with Les over the Jubilee weekend and we went out each day.  The 3 days Les was at work I managed to get loads of little jobs done that have needed sorting for a while, including painting!! 

Most weekends we have been going to National Trust properties, our membership runs out in July and we realised that we only visited 2 houses last year.  So we thought we would pull our fingers out and visit at least some of the properties local to us, regardless of the weather.  We have been enjoying it so much that we're renewing our membership you only have to visit a few properties and you've got your money back, and plus Charlotte seems to enjoy it.

We had been to Snowshill Manor before and thought we would go back and see how it had changed if it had at all.

The following week we went off to Hidcote gardens, wow what a place, I loved it so much we went back last weekend!.  This was just gardens the Manor house wasn't open to the public.  I loved the way the gardens were sectioned off and based on different rooms, they had made holes in the hedges so you could walk through into the next room.  The garden was filled with seasonal flowers and the colours were so vibrant and bright, whoever designed it wasn't afraid of using colour.  I found it very inspirational and could spend all day just wandering around.


Charlotte loved running around in between the hedges.

It had been raining the day before, I love the way the water sits on the petals.

Les and Charlotte standing like soldiers in what they called there sentry box.  Crazy pair!!

The last house we went to was Charlecote, the weather was glorious and we took a picnic so we could sit along the river Avon.

Crochet on the lawn.

This is my favourite photo of the day, I love the way Charlotte is looking at her Daddy!! This fills my heart with so much love for the pair of them.

So with half term last week it gave me some spare time to scrap. I'm really embracing journalling on my layouts and love it.

I hope you made it to the end of this post, thanks if you did!



  1. lovely LOs and days out. We went to the maize maze at Hidcote, a few years ago, but we didn't go around the gardens. Something to think about for later in the year

  2. Gorgeous photo's, Charlotte is growing up so quick. I love your LO's. Deb xxxx

  3. Gorgeous photos and love the layouts :)