Good evening. As the beautiful light streams through these golden gates at Cliveden, I want to finish showing you the photos from our great afternoon out there on Thursday. I’ve got to make this a really good post tonight, as myself and The Waffle will be undergoing a little pause this week, so there will be no blog on Tuesday or Thursday, next one in a week’s time.
As you all know by now, I am very fond of flowers, trees and greenery, and Cliveden did not disappoint.
Here are some of the lovely borders.
And some gorgeous individual plants..
I really love this one below, the delicacy of the yellow edging is breathtaking.
The bees were happy too.
I do like dahlias.
The rose garden was going over a bit now, but the smell was still charming, and there were some pretty blooms left.
There were some impressive trees too.
This one below is a tulip tree, one of my favourite trees. I love the distinctive leaf shape.
Then there is the amazing architecture, of course. David was very keen on this tower.
The fountain is impressive although “it’s not quite the Trevi, is it?” remarked David. (Some people are not easily pleased).
The house stands proud in its grounds.
The vistas are great from The Duke’s Statue in particular. There was a painting set up there..
And here’s my take of the same view..
There is some cheekiness on table legs..
And on water troughs..
Peer through these windows and you can see everyone sipping their champagne afternoon teas, seemingly oblivious to any kind of pandemic going on, la di da!
And then back to stroll around the water gardens while eating Magnums… (it’s a hard life).
I think that’s just about it for the Cliveden tour. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
In Waffle food news, we did enjoy gobbling up the mushroom and potato pie. I think it’s the gruyère cheese that really makes it.
Last night we had a takeaway curry from our local restaurant The Binoy. My chicken balti was particularly good. I had a couple of beers and then declared I was having a pause, which my friend misheard as “a port”. Quite funny. Curry and port? Post curry port? I could start a new trend. I understand all the Christmas food is selling out already. It’ll just be a takeaway curry and port for me then. Sorted. Tonight is roast gammon, roast potatoes, cauliflower and Gail’s special homemade cheese sauce. Keep eating delicious food my friends, “see” you in a week Xxxx.