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Monday, May 22, 2017

Paycocke's House

I tacked an extra day on to my leave as Dad had an eye appointment this morning - all fine. So after lunch I made good use of the fine weather to head to Paycocke's.

Paycocke's has a small tearoom and I was looking for a cold drink.... what? scones? they have scones!?

As I have said before Paycocke's is a small tudor merchant house. It was restored in the early 20th century. Today it shows off the rooms and tells you something about the cloth and lace trade in the small market town of Coggeshall.

The idea of this device is you put a candle in the middle and the light gets magnified and spread out.

Clarence reading about Thomas Paycocke's will.

I particularly like Paycocke's lovely small garden.

Clarence enjoying the flowers

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rye Meads

I left Sussex and headed home to see my dad. After lunch I headed to Rye Meads the birds were keeping out of the way of my camera! Anyway birds seen? Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler as well as the usual suspects.

A few pics

This Coot is outside the Draper hide!

A lovely little Mallard duckling.

There were 6 Cygnets .....

Now this coot is nesting in front of the Tern hide


As this Magpie was posey...


A nice stroll......

I'm off still tomorrow (taking Dad to an eye appointment) so I'll try and get somewhere.... then I'll start editing Guernsey!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two Sussex Gardens

Well I'm back on the mainland. I'll start editing and publishing Guernsey next week,

So I'm still in Sussex and so first to Borde Hill Garden which is a private garden and has a sculpture exhibition on.

Then on to Sheffield Park which a National Trust property.... alas the house is now appointments but the garden is glorious.