On Friday, Ross and I ventured a 10 minute drive up the road towards Chard to have afternoon tea at Cricket St Thomas, the house that was featured in the series ‘To the Manor Born’ (Google it kids!) and was also once home to Mr Blobby. Afterwards we went for a walk in their gardens where, not only was there a lot of wildlife to be seen but many different interesting features. These included the doughnut ring which features in the top photo. In this you can see a reflection of Ross – being my pack horse, bless him – and the Manor house in the top left hand corner. Through the middle is the view down to the river and I have turned the silver ring to black and white to help add to the effect.
The photo below is of a wishing pool covered by a stone cove set in a beautiful smaller feature called the grotto garden and, in the bottom photo, a large, wooden throne sculpted from a tree trunk modelled by Ross! I would have loved to have taken Grace there but the hotel is adults only. I did take photos of the wildlife – but just thought I would go with something different this week!
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