As it was Tricia's birthday yesterday she popped up.
We had a low calorie day (cough ! cough!) starting with breakfast at McDonald's......
And then on to Flatford Mill. It was FREEZING!!!
The cup of tea in the tearoom was most welcome!
Birding highlights were Little Grebe, Coal Tit and Kingfisher.
And then on to Melford Hall with a trip via Waitrose.
I've never used the tearoom (I usually have Dad in tow ;) ) so I thought I'd give it a try.....
I've never seen the house so busy! We shot straight to the tea room and ordered Tomato Soup... which we ate here...
The soup was excellent!
And so a stroll around the house
Ms Potter was a cousin of the family and a visitor..... see visitor's book.
Well you have to try the cake.... Lemon and Victoria sponge - recommended
Eltham Palace / Red House
6 days ago