Side-tracking from the season...
The garden at King John's Hunting Lodge Tea Rooms in Lacock
Peering into a private garden in Lacock.
Images 3 and 4 from the cemetery in Corsham (The manor Corsham Court in the background behind the wall in image 4).
I had hoped to offer you a bit of floral entertainment and interior playfulness this week,
but the time monster seems to have gobbled up this week's ration... again!
So, above are some photos from October that I have played around with a little in Picnik (free editing program online). I just enhanced the colours a little, but even without any computer "tricks", these flowers could still hold their own, even at this late date in the season. Now, as we approach the end of January, I can't help but yearn for the delight of spring flowers, and even if Mother Nature is not quite ready, I think I might just sneak a few shop bought petals into the house, when I return from a couple of work trips in a few weeks...
Meanwhile, should you happen to find yourself in the lovely town of Bradford-on-Avon, just outside Bath, and your tummy starts rumbling, here is a place to change the rumbling into satisfied sighs:
Eating like a queen...
Well, I don't exactly know that the queen has ever set foot here, but the burgers at the restaurant the Castle are certainly fit for royalty. The menu offers other slightly more sophisticated dishes as well, and lovely, characterful décor. I fell in love with the fish wall paper! But no, perhaps not something that would work in the Swenglish Home... (This is not a sponsored blog post, the Castle do not even know I am writing this.)
I wish you all a fabulous end of January and an equally stunning start to February,
and I hope to see you all again in a few weeks time!