A day in the English countryside

Today was a day journey to the lovely countryside of England. Once again, we were able to visit some friends who showed us all around their area. We had a beautiful drive and passed some grape seed that I had to stop and take a picture of! I think the picture looks perfect!

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We started with a walk that took us to the local church that was built somewhere around 1240AD where the whipping post was still standing! Mom said she was having flashbacks. 🙂 Of course, we had to stop at the local pub, The Queens Head, for a pint before a traditional Ploughman’s lunch.

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Next stop was the Amberley Castle which is now a hotel and restaurant. For some reason, I felt right at home here. The grounds were beautiful and after a little bit of coaxing, the peacock fanned it’s feathers for us!

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Next stop was a quick drive to look at the view of the countryside from the downs. You can see the water from here which is absolutely amazing on a clear day like this.

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Our last little stop while we were out and about was  at one of the Royal Society of Protection for Birds sanctuaries for afternoon tea.

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It was a relaxing but exhausting day in the country.

Fun fact: Llamas and sheep are often kept together as the llamas protect the sheep from foxes.

 

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