Although it is winter time, it is still nice to get away for a few days
Spent the day at Dyrham Park, a National Trust property close to Bath. The grounds are extensive with many walks around the grounds. The formal gardens are in full bloom. Although not many rooms are open, one has the original leather embossed wallpaper with a sample of what it would have looked like when first installed.
Decided to visit Tynesfield, the Nation Trust house just outside Bristol. The last time we were their was a few years ago when our friends 40’s group arranged a weekend and dance. The gardens and grounds are quite extensive and the vegetable garden and orangery is lower down, but it does have a cafe to ease the feet. You must visit the house, and you will be given a time slot to tour, because it is very popular. At the moment they have an exhibition of objects that wade had gathered over the years
Decided to visit Kilver Court gardens in Speton Mallet, it is a small garden attached to an outlet centre. It is quite small but beautifully laid out.
Has a bit of time on my hands today, and made a 15 minute visit to the Roman Baths, as a resident of the city I only need to flash my residents discovery card and I have free access to all the tourist areas. I do this from time to time and just look at a small area at a time. I remember the time before the bug when you could swim in the baths
Really need to get back to Lisbon for a good wander around and no it’s not my bottle of beer
When wandering cities it’s amazing what you come across
like everyone else when I was in Brussels, I had to see the Mannekin Pis. I was quite surprised as I thought “it would be much bigger”.
Today, the sun was out and very warm and we could not resist the opportunity to wander round the Bristol Harbourside. It was certainly very busy and decided to have lunch at the Cottage Inn which is right on the waterfront and next to the Baltic Wharf campsite. Later, we stopped at the Mud Dock cafe, the cafe and bar is above a cycle shop with a large balcony to sit out and watch the the world go by.