Sunday, 29 December 2013

Anglesey Abbey and Audley End

It was a tadge icy this morning!

As the day promised to be bright I went to Anglesey Abbey (not been there for ages).

There was a sign stating that new rooms will be open next year so a return visit is on the cards! And the garden is one worth a visit at any time of year.

 So it was 12:05 and hot soup called, the plan was to eat and then do the rest of the garden. BUT NO!! what is this? the flipping restaurant is full!!! So distraught we headed back south to Audley End where we had a VERY nice Spicy Parsnip and Apple soup. The scone was less interesting .....  there were three types and I chose the one that looked shop bought!! DOH!! Still the soup was very warming and made up for it...

Saturday, 30 November 2013

A weekend in Norfolk

Last week I spent a long weekend in Norfolk. The main reason was to see the Houghton revisited exhibition.

Houghton Hall was built for Britain's first prime minister Sir Robert Walpole. In 1779 the collection was sold to Catherine the Great. This year the collection was back at Houghton for the first time and last weekend was the last chance.

The weather was lousy so we wandered down to Castle Acre and the Church Gate Tea Rooms...... Coffee and Walnut cake and a slice of Norfolk Scone.

And then had a look around St James the Great Castle Acre

The next day we returned to Castle Acre to look around the Cluniac Priory.

We went to Oxburgh Hall for lunch....

The final stop was St Peter's church Merton