Devil's Punch Bowl & Jane Austin's house

18 April 2011

yesterday we went off to the countryside in our new car to meet up with my middle brother who recently moved to Hampshire. On the way, we couldn't avoid the National Trust cafe at the Devil's Punch Bowl just off the A3. Devil's Punch Bowl is a huge crater or some such, filled with lovely trees all the way to the bottom. The view from the top is spectacular. we went for a short walk in there...

my brain couldn't handle the decision of which path to take.

did a spot of tree hungin' the pub. there happened to be a horsey event going on that day at the pub which was a bit of a treat because I love animals I do...

then Me, Nao + Brother {Bib} went off in search of Jane Austin's house.
Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pics inside, but take my word for it, it was suitable accommodation.

maybe she sat here and thought up Mr. Darcy eh?

I was particularly taken with the office...

some nice fleurs too.

after munching our way through some pretty decent scones, we went for a meander through the village {which is made up of a tea room and a pub}

'a spot of cricket, what?' why naturally.

can you see a likenest between me and my brother?

on the way back home we went the wrong way up the motorway {because London is sometime hard to find y'know} we took a turning, and ended up in Wisley...a tiny village. We thought we'd try and find some bluebell woods but we were robbed of that luxury.
but we did see this...

and a couple of bluebells hiding under a tree.
More heat waves to come this week apparentley, its just too good to be true! oh joy.

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