Finally, after six incredibly loooong months, P is home for two weeks leave. We're halfway through those two weeks but we've managed to pack in an awful lot during the past week (and have much more planned for the coming week too.) We visited the beautiful Dyrham Park which is practically on our doorstep and which I had never been to before. I can highly recommend it if you enjoy visiting National Trust properties - and it is very easily located just off the A46. (Don't do what we did and drive for miles around country lanes assuming the entrance would be in the village of Dyrham!! The passing scenery was rather lovely though.)
On Friday P, me and Mum went for a splendid day out at Upton Cheyney (a gorgeous village between Bristol and Bath.) We went primarily to visit the farn shop but had a wander around the lanes there too. We then went on to The Old Crown in Kelston for a splendiferous pub lunch which we ate sitting under an old apple tree in the pub garden. We timed it beautifully because within minutes of leaving the heavens opened and it chucked it down with rain. Didn't stop us having a quick stop in a garden centre en route though.
Yesterday P and I went to the most beautiful village, Queen Charlton, that I have ever seen. They were having their summer fete and it was a lovely afternoon out. The sun shone, there was a brass band playing on the village green, cream teas in the village hall and it was like stepping back in time 50 years - I could almost have expected to see Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple go swooping by on her bike. Perfect. P is really enjoying being able to see so much green space and blue sky and I'm really enjoying having P around again - even if it is only for two weeks.
Apologies once again for no photos but I still haven't fixed the Typepad problem - though yesterday I forgot to take my camera with me so that wouldn't have been much use either!!