Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Rest of Our Trip to England

                                                            Hello everyone,
           It is a couple of weeks since we arrived home from England so I thought I would do a quick run through some of the other places we visited while there.
    We spent a few days in the beautiful city of Cambridge -home to many famous universities.
                  While we were there we enjoyed punting down the river by the beautiful universities with a guide to give us the history.
                           We stayed in Rundall House Inn -you can see it in the above photo.

 We had beautiful sunny weather while we were there and we enjoyed strolling around the city taking in the sights.

    We also spent a couple of nights at Bressingham Gardens Inn in Norfolk -home to the famous late Alan Bloom. I had seen him on garden shows along with his son Adrian several years ago and have enjoyed their books so it was a treat to see the gardens in person. However, due to a late spring we did not see them in all their glory but they were still beautiful.
                              This bridge was built by Alan bloom himself.

 This was the manor at Batsford Gardens that we also saw and enjoyed very much.

                                                Chipping Campden

       I enjoyed seeing all the different cars that were driven there-I think the pink one would be perfect for me!

                                                      Loved all the sheep!

                                  Enjoyed a little chat with this charming gardener!
   We don't have these signs here so I smiled when I saw it and then this lovely couple crossing the street.....and no it is not Andrew and I -yet!!!!
                                              A beautiful manor in Lower Slaughter.
           I love all the interesting doors in England so I made a collage to share with you do I wouldn't be keeping you here all day!

Thank you for coming along with me on the condensed version of our trip - I took hundred's of pics so I am sure you are happy with the condensed version!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on our boathouse and welcome to new followers.

 I am joining The Tablescaper for Oh, the Places I have been !

Take care,


Evi said...

Oh, what a beautiful area.
Could live there. And since I am not getting any younger, with a sign like that, it is the place to be.
How charming it all is!

Bernideen said...

Loved the "senior" couple and the door collage - actually - enjoyed everything!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful! Looks like a wonderful trip!

mariondee-designs said...

What gorgeous scenery! Loved all the pics. take care, Maryann

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pictures, Carolyn! A dream trip, for sure! I had to laugh at the Elderly People sign. I've seen those signs on one of the Britcoms I watch {One Foot In The Grave}. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks so much for sharing your trip.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I just love your photography skills, Carolyn - thank you SO MUCH for sharing all this beauty with us.

Isn't travelling fun?

I am so glad you had a wonderful trip and had decent weather, that's half of it sometimes.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

The Tablescaper blog just opened her linky party called "Oh, the Places I've Been!" You should share your part 1 and part 2 of this trip on it, Carolyn. I know everyone who may miss it would love it much. said...

I love Cambridge, prefer it to Oxford. I want to revisit Grantchester and the Orchard tearoom on a lovely sunny day!! :-
As Rupert Brooke said " Forever England"!
I love old doors and windows so love the collage.Also pleased that you showed the lovely old houses and the lovely elderly couple.

Have a good weekend, Jackie in Surrey UK.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice cross section of England and the places you saw. I love the idea of an 'elderly crossing', something our provinces should introduce.

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Carolyn, what beautiful photos of your vacation! Don't you just love the thatch roofs? Wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with all of us. Have a great weekend.


podso said...

Carolyn I really enjoyed this post. The photos are all wonderful. Love the collage of all the doors! So interesting and varied. thanks for this!

dizzyizzy said...

I just received your book today!!! I am so excited. It is so very beautiful. I have looked through it and it is so lovely. I can't wait to go outside and sit to go through it many more times. I love it.

Angela said...

All of the photos are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

So very nice and thanks for sharing. Looks so calm and pretty. Have a great weekend.

Carolyn said...

Hi Dizzyizzy,

Thank you so much for letting me know-I am happy you are enjoying it!

Take care,

BusyBee Emily said...

ONE WORD: Drooling.

Thanks for sharing.

Someday I will get to the English Countryside. I've been to London, but long to get out to the country someday.

Alessandra said...

Gorgeous photos and places. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tour.

Lori said...

England.....ahh! Lucky Jane Austen! Lucky you too, can't wait for the day I can go there!!! Lori

Suz said...

BEAUTIFUL. My first time visit-love with your photos.

Aida said...

England is in my bucket list of countries to visit this year. Although we will be visiting during winter, I wont expect to see such beautiful photos as you have.
Looking at all your photos though, I cant wait for November to come.
Thank you Carolyn for sharing.


Jan Hobbins said...

Love your photos! I took the same photo of that manor in Lower Slaughter when we were there five years ago! That area was my favourite, I hope I can go back one day. I too, love doors and take photos of them wherever we go. We hope to visit Prince Edward Island in the fall, your garden would be the highlight of my trip, hint, hint! lol!

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Unexpected and adorable "senior sign" ✿ A journey full of lovely surprises!

Poppy said...

So many beautiful doors, so many interesting stories! Thanks for a beautifully scenic tour, Carolyn!


Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely photos of your trip to England. I'm so glad you shared more with us. Love the collage of all the doorways! I also liked the photo of the elderly couple and the sign as well as the gentleman gardener. Wonderful!

Julie said...

Hi Carolyn, I really hope I can get to England one day but if I don't, your beautiful pictures make me feel like I'm there. J