Thursday, 4 April 2013

# 337 Easter weekend

Long weekends always throw me off balance a little so this week has been a slightly strange one. Things should get back to normal on Monday with the 3 of us back to our usual routines although I'll miss having A. around during the day.

This is our 3rd year as National Trust members and as the weather was good (not raining or snowing) over the Easter wekend we decided to make the most of it by visiting some nearby NT properties.

On Sunday we went to Newark Park, a property we've been to before but not recently and were pleasantly surprised. A few more rooms are now open to the public and you can actually go in and have a look around, only one room remained roped off.

Next day we went to Lodge Park for the 1st time but it was so bitterly cold and so windy no one was staying for very long.

Still a lot of snow up in the Cotswolds.

We then decided to go and try Snowshill Manor.

If you've never been this really is worth a visit but make sure you get there as early as possible. Entry into the house is by timed ticket and the later you arrive the longer you'll have to wait. We got there at about 1pm and our tickets were timed for 2.45 in the end we had a walk around the gardens and then decided to skip the tour of the house and head home in search of some warmth and a hot tea.

You can see a few more photos of all these places on my Flickr account here if you lile.