I went to Lacock Abbey yesterday, for the first picnic of the year. I am determined to make more use of my National Trust membership this year. I hadn't realised that the whole village was part of the National Trust. It was picture postcard stuff.
The Abbey was once a nunnery and evidence of decades of footfall could be seen on the stone steps.
It had countless architectural details to admire and the blue sky (again), showed it off beautifully.
I learnt that by making the spiralled chimneys run in opposite directions, it created a natural updraft for the smoke to rise.
Wouldn't you just love a shopping list like this?
And rather than have signs dotted all around, instead there was a reason not to sit on the chairs!
I'd say 12.45pm was lunch time - sorry, no photos of the picnic, too much food to be eaten...
The grounds were showing all the signs of spring with wild primroses, more fritillaries and the wild garlic was almost out, with bluebells ready to follow.
Some trees still showed no sign of new growth, while others were acid green with new leaves.
Or laden with blossom.