Today I decided to give myself a little practise of being independent. For the last 12 months I have been doing a 210 mile round trip to see my niece in hospital every two weeks - that's at least 26 visits done and there are still plenty more to be done. We took out National Trust membership a few months ago and this meant I could go and visit somewhere that I have passed the sign to on each of these visits. That place was Stowe Landscape Gardens. I had already had a good talk to myself about not trying to do too much, there was no reason to do this as I will be coming past this place many more times yet. So I thought I would take a few pictures to show you my trip.
It started with a little buggy ride from the visitors entrance to the beginning of the gardens. Here I discovered that they actually have some little golf buggies that you can book for a two hour slot to drive yourself around the gardens (I know what I shall be doing next visit!). I asked for advice on how to spend my limited energy and everyone seemed to agree that a walk around one of both lakes was a good start. Unfortunately I didn't take any photo's (not thinking about blogging) until rain stopped play.
My first picture was the old trunk at the top of this page (this is where my inspiration for a blog started....). I then noticed this poor tree that had newly fallen and would in some years time go the same way as that trunk at the top.
As I approached this lovely ornate bridge, the rain started again....
And of course being a national trust place, there was the obligatory cream tea to be consumed when I got back to the visitor entrance!
Bye for now xxx