Wednesday, 23 October 2013

the silk route

Going back to August now - just to cheer us now it's wet and miserable outside!!
After Emma and Tom's 'LOVE'ly wedding we stayed at the fabulous Wellington Arms at Baughurst - my review says it all!!  Perfect!
Then left with a whole day to ourselves off we set to explore the delights of Hampshire.

First stop, after trundling over Watership Down (yes, really!!), was the Whitworth Silk Mill and as someone who loves habidashery departments almost as much as stationers - this was nothing short of heaven!!  

Just look at these bobbins and colours

Anyway, making a hasty exit as the pensioners' coach tour pulled in, we headed to the nearby Iron Age hill fort - Danebury Ring.  Absolutely the most massivest hill fort we've ever visited and so impressive.
Totally impossible to capture the size and feel of this place on camera, and the wildflowers everywhere . . .

and so it was up back up into Oxfordshire and a welcome barbeque with old friends

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