Tuesday, 22 June 2021

T Stands for.......Tasty!

 Hi everyone, we're going out again, somewhere familiar but beautiful.

We have been having regular outings lately, one when we go for our Click and Collect grocery order and then another 2 or 3 days later.

We both have taken far to many photos of the places we have been so I really must try to fit in another post in the week!

This was our second outing of the week, even though it is the closest to home - we had a plan!!!

Quarry Bank Mill can be reached via the woods by the village I showed you last week, although on this occasion we had booked in for the Gardens and parked in the Car park.

The Greenhouses have been opened up

There's still a rope across this one though

The Sweet Peas are growing well and smell fabulous

The Peonies and Poppies look great but I had come to see the Irises before they finished - some are almost over so pleased we got here in time!

The falling Rhododendron blossoms make a great carpet

We stopped for a while as our favourite bench was vacant....

...but then it was time to head off to Notcutts Garden Centre restaurant.

We had been looking forward to this for a while...

Fish, chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce. Not only did we eat it all but we shared a mint choc chip sundae. We were brought an extra glass and spoon! 
We also, as you can see had water and coffee to drink!
I must say, the rest of the afternoon was taken at a leisurely pace!!

Hubby is teasing here and saying he isn't going to share.
It is here of course that I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday!
I'll be back with our latest Wanderlust pages very soon.

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Hi Chris-such a wonderful place to visit and so nice the greenhouses have opened up. lovely flowers I really enjoyed all of the photos. and yum your husband's ice cream looks soooo delicious. Happy T wishes hugs

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I love vicariously going on your garden visits with you. You have visited so many beautiful places. Thanks for taking us. I'm off to visit another garden on THursday, and you have got me excited for the trip. Hope you had a super T day Chris. Happy rest of the week. Hugs-Erika

Sharon Madson said...

You get to visit such photogenic places! :) Thanks for sharing. Happy T Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My irises died over a month ago and my day lilies are just about gone, too. I really miss seeing beautiful peonies since the guy killed mine when he put in the fence. You took some amazing photos and the area is beautifully landscaped.

What a great looking meal. Fish, chips. and mushy peas. You and Lisca have me very hungry for that meal this week. I confess, I like your coffees and dessert, too, because I don't care for alcohol most of the time (Lisca had hard cider with her fish and chips).

Thanks for taking us with you to Quarry Bank Mill and for sharing your fish and chips, along with your coffees and chocolate mint sundae with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

Helen said...

what fabulous pictures, and a great place to visit - you can keep the mushy peas but I'd have the rest take care and see you soon Helen

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing the lovely photos, I would like to visit there! Love the sound of fish and chips, but NOT mushy peas! I wish we had fish and chips on offer at cafes here! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, aren't all the flowers and view stunning - perfect! Your meal looks delicious and your hubby looks like he's having fun teasing you, I hope he shared the sundae 😉. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

nwilliams6 said...

I totally see why you love those gardens - wow! Such beautiful colors and flowers and so well laid out! Then the food looks great too (except the peas - lol). Your hubby looks very happy (I know he shared) - I know you both are feeling better getting out more. Happy T-Day, Chris. Hugz

R's Rue said...

Your garden visits are always a visual joy. Thank you for taking us along with you. Hugs. Stay safe.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a beautifully landscaped garden. Gorgeous flowers! You can't go wrong with fish and chips :) Happy T Day!

Rita said...

Absolutely lovely!!
And good food at the end of the journey. :)

craftytrog said...

Lovely photos Chris! Those fish & chips are making me hungry! xx

Kate Yetter said...

All those flowers are amazing. I think my favorites are the sweet pea and the irises. What a wonderful variety of colors they have. So glad you took us on a tour of the gardens.
Your meal and hubby's dessert looks delicious!
Happy Tea Day,

Empire of the Cat said...

That looks like a really nice place Chris, glad you got to go outside and enjoy it! Your lunch looks tasty too! Happy Tea Day! Elle xx

Lisca said...

Haha, snap! Fish and chips ! Yours look great too. And that dessert...mmmm....
The flowers in the gardens are incredibly beautiful. What a privilege to live so close to that park. I have probably mentioned before that we have been several times when we had our NT membership as my sister lives in the area. We haven't been able to visit her recently of course and now she is in Spain.
I love sweet peas. I wish they would grow here, but I think it is too hot.
Happy belated T-Day,

Elkes Lebensglück said...

what a wonderful excursion !!! Wonderful how everything blooms and the food was delicious from you,oh wonderful again something to visit.
Have a beautiful weekend, hugs Elke

CJ Kennedy said...

Fabulous outing. The flowers are just gorgeous and the greenhouse would make Himself's heart go pit-a-pat. Though I love fish and chips (have never had mushy peas), the sundae is making my mouth water. Happy T Day

J said...

Hi Chris,
THanks for your visit, another outing with gorgeous photos, sweet peas, I haven’t seen any for years, it’s too hot here for such delicate flowers.
Cant beat fish and chips and mushy peas, it’s too hot here to eat them so it will be autumn before we taste them again, unless of course we finally get to England to visit the family.
Have a great weekend, happy belated T Day