Hubby has a weekend off, so we decided to get out and about instead of doing the housework (Aggie and Kim will be round here soon at this rate!!). Ive read a lot about Southwell in North Nottinghamshire which isn't too far away from us here, so we thought we would venture down there. It is an absolute little gem of a town. All of the houses are stunning, dripping in Wisteria and have huge gardens. It has an enormous Minster which is beautiful. The choir boys were rehearsing and listening to their angel voices brought a tear to my eye. The shops in the town are full of beautiful crafts/clothing (Labels for Less was worth a look in) and hubby's favorite was the old fashioned sweet shop. We also renewed our National Trust membership for the year as we think we will recoup the money easily this year as we are holidaying in this country this year. We visited the NT property " The Workhouse" which is a very sobering place. Its where they used to house the poor in Victorian times. When families entered the Workhouse, they were split up, and often would not be reunited. The walls were so high that parents and children might never even glimpse each other again. A male visitor with triplet girls aged around 5 years old, plus another sister aged around 2 years old thought that this might be advantageous!! Southwell is a super place to visit (with a disproportionate amount of tea rooms and cafe's for its size I might add!!). I cannot believe Ive never been before. Anyway, it well worth another visit - just after pay day next time.
PS Please take a look at Beckytography over in my side bar. My daughter has decided to start up a blog using some of her photographs.