Saturday, 6 July 2013

Forgotten Friday

A little late but here's my photo for Friday post.

Yesterday I was on my way to the beach with a friend when we decided that it was too hot, too far and likely to be too crowded so we spent the day at Hestercombe Gardens just a couple of miles outside Taunton.

It was a great call!!

We wandered through the Georgian landscaped garden set in woodlands with lakes and hidden temples. It was cool in every respect.

We them moved on to the Edwardian formal garden created by Sir Edwin Lutyens who also designed the Cenotaph in Whitehall, the British Embassy in Washington and the Imperial city of New Delhi in India.

I wish photos could truly capture the sights and scents.

What an amazing place to have on my doorstep!

I had a great night out last night listening to one of my favourite bands and having a couple of drinks with friends.

Today, after a lazy start and a full English cooked by moi we spent the afternoon working on the beach buggy which should be good to go by next weekend.

Tomorrow however WILL be a beach day. The temperature is due to hit 27 degrees and we are heading for Exmouth and, if it isn't too hot, taking the bikes and cycling to Budleigh Salterton.

Having cycled the canal path last night and beaten SD in the sprints (which was NOT due to my having a lighter, faster bike whatever he maintains!!) we have fitted a gel saddle to my bike because frankly, my bum is bruised to buggery today ;-).

Anyway, on to the photos.

Have a fantastic weekend whatever you do and don't forget to take some time just to appreciate the beauty all around you :-)


hap rochelle said...

Sorry it has taken me so long to visit your Blog Sarah, would you believe my dog ate my laptop? No? Oh well! :) Nice pics, and it sounds like a wonderful garden. Maybe I'll get to see it some day. Now I'm going to read some more. Take care!

SlapdashMama said...

Beautiful. The weather looks just amazing. Not like the UK I have ever seen (I have only been there in gray winter!!!)

Sarah said...

If you do get the chance its well worth the vist hap rochelle (and I'd believe almost anything ;)

You need to come RIGHT NOW NS!!! The weather is glorious. you can stay with me if you don't mind my shifty house and the bastard cat ;-)