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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

I wrote at the start of the year "It promises to be a year of great change for your blogger, just when that change will hit I don't know but the times they are a changing." but surprisingly all the change has been delayed and so 2014 promises to be a year of great change :)

I have two holidays booked one in Seville. I'm hoping for a bit of early spring sunshine and warmth, Rome was lovely last March! I'm also off to Munich and Verona. Why not Venice ? well 6 nights in Verona were the same as 4 in Venice and so I'll go to Verona do a day in Venice and visit some other places.

Other plans? Well a visit to Munich I hope and if things pan out I'll do a week in the UK! I miss sitting in National Trust tearooms eating cake!

Not sure about Dad holidays. He seems reluctant to think about it but I hope I'll take him away as the change of scenery is good for him.

The last year has been surprisingly good I had some fabulous holidays. I really couldn't tell you my favourite they were all different.

Anyway Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Anglesey Abbey and Audley End

It was a tadge icy this morning!

As the day promised to be bright I went to Anglesey Abbey (not been there for ages).

There was a sign stating that new rooms will be open next year so a return visit is on the cards! And the garden is one worth a visit at any time of year.

So it was 12:05 and hot soup called, the plan was to eat and then do the rest of the garden. BUT NO!! what is this? the flipping restaurant is full!!! So distraught we headed back south to Audley End where we had a VERY nice Spicy Parsnip and Apple soup. The scone was less interesting .....  there were three types and I chose the one that looked shop bought!! DOH!! Still the soup was very warming and made up for it...

I'm fascinated to see what this is for!

And yes I love this part of the garden and the tree!