As I drove along this morning I saw a sign saying Gnome Reserve. Uh what? Well this is Gnome Reserve. How OC!!
I went to Clovelly this morning.
The village is a bit of a tourist trap with lots of touristy shops. When you reach the bottom of the very steep cobbled hill you have two choices. You either walk back up or pay £2 for a lift. Guess what I did.
So where to? I went to Tapeley Park Garden. When you visit a smaller non National Trust property you get a sense of how hard it can be for these places to survive in the 21st century. Everything seems a bit haphazard and a bit crumbly. Of course this makes a nice change to the corporateness of the National Trust or the full on money making of Blenheim or Chatsworth.
I popped in for a BLT baguette. Lovely bacon cooked to order (so much Bacon it was hard to close the baguette). This was sat by the till. Guess who i thought would like it?? Answers on a post card.
The garden was alive with birds. Big Tit flock (blue, great and goal with Goldcrests), Green Woodies and Mistle Thrush.