Monday 18 May 2015

The Crop - part 1

I was going to wait until Wednesday to show you some WOYWW crop pictures but thought you might like to see some of the photos hubby and I took on our little break! We went down on Thursday so that we could have a day out on Friday.
Stockbridge - a lovely little town which has connections with Lillie Langtry, Edward VII's mistress
We also saw this beautiful wisteria covered wall
and these

but best of all …..we got some bread when we went for coffee - to feed the ducks and saw these…

We spent the afternoon in Winchester - a beautiful city!
First - the Great Hall-this was used for court scenes in 'Wolf Hall' - a BBC series

After a light lunch we visited the Old Mill - they still make flour there!

The garden at the back was so peaceful!
We saw the Buttercross in the town centre and a modern touch up a side street too

A trip to the cathedral was on our list too, sadly some of it was covered in scaffolding but we did manage a few shots

The next day was Saturday - crop day!!!
Burbage where the crop is held is full of beautiful old buildings.

These were taken by hubby last year - the weather was a great improvement this year!
We saw beautiful views on the way back to our B and B

The Crop? Aah! You will have to take a look on Wednesday - but if you can't wait you can see some photos on Julia'sHelen's and Lunch Lady Jan's blogs!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm SO glad you showed the pre-crop photos, but you are SUCH a tease (grin). It's so nice to learn more about areas where you live and play. And the old buildings were such fun to enjoy. Of course the stained glass you captured was gorgeous, and I enjoyed each window. And I had NO idea you had windmills in England, but there is a working flour mill within about 100 miles of where I live. So many differences, yet some common ground. Expect more on Wed. (grin).

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you for all this gorgeous impressions! I enjoyed it very much!

Helen said...

I loved seeing these photos - you're right, it's such a pretty little village. Winchester looks fantastic too - I need to invite myself to LLJ's for a stay so she can show me around! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, looks like an amazing day! Stunning photos and thanks for sharing them!!

Neet said...

You little tease Chris, I was waiting for just one peek at a crop piccie. But never mind I thoroughly enjoyed your day around Winchester and the village pictures.
Thanks for the tour, now I am booking this in for next year, it just coincided with too many already booked things this time
Hugs, Neet xx.

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely stunning photographs Chris. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a superb time xx

~*~Patty S said...

OH what a wonderful bit of arm chair traveling I got to enjoy thanks to you Chris!
Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous photos.
I did not want "Wolf Hall" to end.
Wisteria, Bluebells and that Gunnera oh WOW and I see tiny daisies growing in the church yard too.
There is something about thatched cottages that makes me swoon.
You've really stirred my wanderlust...thanks again and Happy T Day to you.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fabulous pictures and fabulous to see you too. Take care Zo xx

chrissie said...

Wonderful pictures Chris of an idyllic place

Love Chrissie xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's funny to see local places that we take for granted on others blogs as places to visit! Your pics are fab, specially of the Cathedral and great hall. I KNOW how Saturday was. Thank you again for the beautiful notebook...I have made a start in it already!

Sandy said...

My heart longs to go back to Great Britain - my husband and I love it there so much. Your p I cures are fantastic!!
Sandy xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Julia has said what I wanted to say....sometimes it takes others people's photos to remind you of what a stunning place I live in!! I'm so goad you enjoyed Winchester, it is my favourite cathedral...I love all the modern sculptures in there. And guess what, my sone Rhys is hoping to go to Uni there!! Lots of visiting and shopping. I think :-)
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx

Golden Goddess Designs said...

so neat!

Words and Pictures said...

Golly Moses - it really is beautiful round there. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos.
Alison xx