One of the most wonderful things about being self-employed is that when the weather is as glorious as it has been today, I don’t have to be cooped up indoors chained to a desk. Having spent the morning working, we took a spontaneous afternoon off and took advantage of this beautiful sunny day to enjoy a walk around Charlecote Park. These are some of the photos we took.
This is St Leonard’s Church, which contains the vault of the Lucy family, owners of Charlecote Park.
That’s me walking towards the church.
This bench outside the church was the perfect suntrap – it was so nice to sit and bask in the sun! Please ignore the shameful hole in my jeans.
This is the view from the bench, looking towards the house.
A group of male deer were sitting not far away, their antlers looking most impressive.
Lee, at one with nature.
Spring is well and truly here, with lots of leaves on the trees now.
This little bridge crosses a small stream…
…from which you get this view.
We found our tree, which we planted on Valentine’s Day. Its leaves are starting to come out now!
We couldn’t resist getting a photo of ourselves with it!
The deer were still relaxing in the background as a couple of birds raced across the lake.
Looking back towards St Leonard’s Church.
A different church, the one at Hampton Lucy. It looked a little bit like an Oxbridge college, I thought.
St Leonard’s with the lake in the foreground.
Another view of those deer.
Finally, we called in at the little garden centre on the way out and discovered a farm shop there selling all kinds of fruit and veg – I’ll definitely be calling in there more regularly! This time I just bought some freesias for the house and tulips for the garden.