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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Photos!

Hello friends,
Back from my couple of days away and finally I've organised my photos to share with you today.
In fact quite a lot so you may need a coffee/tea!
First Oxford..the sky is actually blue with white fluffy clouds - no rain!
Amazing architecture..
Clever cake.. 
Tudor wonky building! 
 Henley on Thames and perfect weather for ducks!
The deserted town square..
I was quite thankful not to be boating in the rain...
Lovely rows of pretty houses..

Arrival at Downton ..(Highclere Castle)
Unfortunately no photos allowed inside the castle!  
I did understand but somewhat devastated by that news..how about all my lovely blog followers expecting to see everything!  I consoled myself by taking quite a few outside shots.. 
Firstly the side of the house..
The driveway...
That's quite something to have above your front door!
And the view from the front door...imagine waking up to that each day..heavenly!
Dodging the rain to walk through some of the gardens..


And then we found the tea room..well, it had to be done..a cream tea!
As I walked away, the rain stopped.  I looked back and took this shot which I am 
happy with..it will be my lasting memory of my lovely visit to Downton...
Take care friends, back tomorrow with Friday Die-Day!

26 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine
Love your photos Downton looks fab. Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend but now back to work..ha ha

Wilma

Missmizog said...

I would have loved to have been born then. My mum always said i was born in the wrong era. Great photos.
Sue

melanie said...

Stunning photo`s .melanie

Elizabeth said...

Morning, how lovely your photos are. Thank you for sharing with us. I have never been to that part of the country but it looks wonderful. Glad you enjoyed, despite the rain.
Looking forward to Friday Die Day tomorrow, will probably have to get my wish list of dies out ready to add tomorrow's die to...
Elizabeth x

nattyboots said...

Photos give us great memories Christine,i just bet you cant wait to get scrapbooking if you have time that is ? looking forward to Die Day . Elaine H X

nmty said...

Great photos christine.
It should be compulsory to have a cream teas on days out! lv norma

Astrid Maclean said...

Great photos!! Pitty about the inside of Downton, is it anything like the film set? It all looks stunning despite the rain....

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely photos Christine, brought back memories of my December trip to Oxford Christmas market, thank you. Didn't visit Highclere though, perhaps next time x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Looks like you enjoyed yourself even though it rained, Lovely photos I guess a scrapbook is looming.
Looking forward to die Friday.
Lydia
X

Lucycat said...

Lovely photos,shame about the rain.I am so glad you put the photos of the Downton dresses and hats on a previous blogg I now feel I have seen it all. Thank you.

Susan Flynn said...

How beautiful Christine thanks for sharing your pics x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, The trip looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I love your photos and Downton Abbey looks fantastic. Its a shame that you cant take photos inside. I went to the Karen Blixen House in Nairobi and you couldnt take them inside there. The film crew of Out of Africa had bought the rights so no photos, wonder if the TV has done the same here.
Oxford is a lovely town I went a few years ago and it rained then lol
Looking forward to Fri die day

Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
thank you for sharing your lovely photographs with us.
Boating in the rain is SO NOT a good idea, we took our boat out a few weeks ago (to give it a little run my Hubby said) and we (I) got drenched, I almost slipped off the boat at one of the locks, SO no more boating for me UNLESS it is dry weather lol.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Sarah said...

Lovely photos - made me feel quite homesick. Must visit Downton....looks beautiful.

Craftychris said...

Thank you so much for sharing the lovely photos with us, I am looking forward to die day tomorrow xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine,just found your blog, so going to have a look round...:)hope to get some inspiration for my cards..:)..have a great day...xxx

Ita said...

Hi Christine great photos you have a great eye,I can see why you were disapointed with not being able to take photos ,thanks for sharing
Smiles
Ita

Teresa said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the lovely photos of your adventure to the castle, it looks like you had a wonderful time :) Back to getting your craft on now! Hugs and Smiles

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, thanks for sharing your lovely photos and that view is magnificent. Love the look of your cream tea too...Anne x

Elaine said...

What fabulous photo's Christine , I always have a jam and cream scone when I am out for the day, fabulous, and those ducks were so cute , gald you had a fab time Hugs Elaine

Carole Z said...

Fabulous photos Christine, sounds like you have a lovely time...I love Oxford and especially visiting the Ashmolean which is amazing, it's only about an hour away from us so we're pretty lucky there! X

hazel said...

lovely pictures Christine xx hazel

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Great photos, would love to see Downton Abby as well as some others that are on my list... maybe one day.
Caz x

Linda Beeson said...

I want to go there! Wonderful.

Ali W said...

Great photos, love Oxford it rained too when I last went a few years ago. My hubby booked a surprise silver anniversary meal at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, just outside Oxford, Raymond Blanc was there, it has beautiful gardens and sculptures. It was a lovely day despite the rain. You do stir up memories Christine, I just love period dramas, I wish Downtown was still on TV! Take care Alison :)

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