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Friday, April 20, 2012

Dyrham Park

I considered going to Bath today but a bit of research showed that car parking would cost £5.40 for 4 hours and I decided that I would rather spend this on cake :) So instead I went to Dyrham Park.

I actually went there last year with Dad but I do like the place and I fancied a restful day oh and it has a nice display of tulips...

As I arrived the heaven's opened but it soon cleared up and off I went.






The garden has changed over the years.







The attached church.























So into the house.... anyone remember my educating Trisha post? well this is a Hogarth Trish... I am so dead.....



















A reference for a servant!



Delft tiles...





And so to lunch. The chap asked me what I wanted to drink placed it by the till and wandered off not mentioning food.... I asked the chap at the till for Tomato & Basil soup and a slice of Coffee & Walnut cake and he disappeared..... most odd. I overhead the couple at the next table commented they had no system. Still my soup was lovely and the cake was nice as well. I might add I was a tadge miffed that they removed the last slice of the Perry Pear and Walnut cake I had my eye on the CHEEK of it!!





By now the sun was shining and I thought I'd like to sit and read but of course the seats were all wet from the downpour. You'd think the NT would dry them wouldn't you? :) And you no what one was dry!! No idea HOW it was but hey....

The view from my seat...


Another shower came across so I adjourned to the Orangery....




The rain abated and so I went for my afternoon cuppa ...... cake was Lemon sponge - tasty I might add.

So there you go a very nice day.

6 comments:

Tricia said...

now how did you manage to find the only dry seat!! and yes... very dead!! But interesting pic of his nonetheless!

just hope your weather holds good for tomorrow ;)

Lovely pics again - the underwater pictures are interesting!

Ragged Robin said...

Glad you had a good day. Lovely to see all the Spring flowers - great photos again. The reference for the servant was brilliant - LOL! Love the fallow deer and I really like the view of the house across the parkland in the first photo. Yet another place I would like to visit!

oldcrow61 said...

Looks and sounds like you're having a great time. So many wonderful pictures. I can't get over that reference for the servant. Really interesting to read.

turquis said...

and where is the photo of the cake?????

turquis said...

N. 44 is interesting. Books do make a room but those books??? and the dog standing in the doorway??? please explain...

Pete said...

Turquis - there is no dog!! it's a painting. it looks like there is a corridor doesn't it