Hello there! Yesterday saw me dropping E off at her orchestra practice, dropping L off in Oxford and then driving on to Hughenden Manor near High Wycombe to meet my friend, S, and all before 10am. Hughenden Manor is a National Trust owned Victorian mansion, once the country house of Benjamin Disraeli and it was BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous, sun-filled rooms, a fabulous walled garden, a cafe and a second hand book shop set in the old stables - bliss!
The man himself. Apparently, his trademark kiss curl (obscured by the hat) was achieved with egg white and sugar!
It was a lovely place to visit and we had a great time. It was, for once, a cold, frosty day - you know, like winter is supposed to be - and we made the most of the weak sunshine by eating our lunch of leek and potato soup outside. I just love a National Trust property!
Other happies this week include:
More of that sunshine at home. I'm determined this year to take a monthly photo of the garden, just to see how it progresses through the year.
Spotting the first snowdrops:
Enjoying my cinnamon candle:
The first pot of tete-a-tetes this year:
A box of Anchor embroidery threads and hoop, found in a charity shop:
Struggling to do my crochet - I did yoga for the first time in ages this week and my wrist is suffering slightly. It made for painful rippling, so I gave up and made a frothy coffee instead.
Treating myself to a new pair of trainers - they're Skechers and have a memory foam insole which is so comfy that it doesn't feel like you're wearing anything.
Well, that was my week. I hope yours was fun, with maybe a little flurry of snow or two - none here as yet, but we're nothing if not hopeful!
Toodle pip for now. x