I wanted to take Mum out she's been confined to barracks for a while. She said it would have been easy to phone and say no last night but she decided to go YAY!! Anyway picked them up and went to Saffron Walden.
Walden is a nice small town in Essex. Its Church is one of Essex's finest. We went for a stroll, I bought a bottle of Portuguese wine in Waitrose.
Audley End is near Walden and it was open for a Heritage open day.
The house is magnificent
The interior is excellent and if you are in the area is highly recommended. The house was once much bigger, its still huge. Its well presented by English Heritage.
The Parterre garden was looking nice in the September sun.
Audley End has a fine restored vegetable garden. It has a fine collection of old varieties of Apples and Pears
There was a tasting of English Heritage wines in the garden. The Apple Wine was rather pleasant.
There is a recreation of a gardeners bothy.
Mum and Dad.
Some wildlife by the river. These chaps were not expected.
With House Martins feeding up you can tell Autumn is coming.
I stopped to purchase a bottle of that Apple Wine ;)
And its my blog so....
Mum and Dad had a great day and so did I.