Monday, 30 July 2012

weekend update

The Vyne
just back from a lovely weekend at my parents house in Hampshire...and the weather [at last] was glorious.  my mum and i spent an afternoon at The Vyne near Basingtstoke - a family home since Tudor times, surrounded by woodland, with a walled garden, a hide and lake filled with geese and swans.
chilling by the lake...
checking out the local bird-life in the hide
lots of walks through the woods
flowers in the walled garden
the stunning summer house
we spent a morning with a bit of PYO (pick your own) and brought home some delicious strawberries and rhubarb.
PYO strawberries....
all rounded off with a lovely dinner at the Cross Keys pub in the nearby village of Upper Chute....the countryside is certainly the place to be on a warm summer's evening.
my lovely mum....enjoying an early evening tipple
view of the neighboring field
beautiful roses and lavender outside the pub
hello moon.
then it was off home - saying goodbye to the neighbour's cat Misty aka the bird-slayer...time to go and see how my little stray cat is doing.
Misty - showing some interest in the Olympics (or was it my dinner)

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