Hang on what's that yellow thing in the sky? ah yes the sun!!
I went to Hampton Court no not that Hampton Court! Curiously the house/castle is now open for guided tours. I ducked out and just enjoyed the lovely garden.
I sat here and watched the world for a while.
This chap just wanted his tummy tickled.
So it was soup time! And a choice of two. I went for Leek.
And so to Berrington Hall which is about 6 miles up the road. I almost didn't stop. The idea was if I could photograph inside I would and if I couldn't I'd go to another garden and do Berrington in the morning (the garden opens early). However internal photography was permitted which was lucky as I would have missed something special!!).
I wandered to the lake. A few mallard chicks and amongst the many Canada's some goslings.
This chap was seeking attention!
So I decided I had earned my afternoon snack. Now unlike at Dudmaston the cake was not sliced and on a plate under cellothane. It was the whole cake under those plastic containers. A sign proclaimed that all were freshly made by "Anne our baker". They looked lovely and there was quite a choice but I was tempted by Rhubarb and Cinnamon with Berrington Damson butter cream.
Now excuse me whilst I reminisce because it was LOVELY!!
I then had a sit in the garden with my book and overhead a Red Kite flew. A lovely day!