HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR BLOGGY FRIENDS!
Sorry that I have not blogged for ages but we have had illness here :-( - Judith & Leigh fell ill with a bug and there has been a Christmas of coughing and sneezing and blankets on the sofa...and not many outings at all. Then on New Year's Day the rain stopped and the sun came out and the peeps rallied to take us all out for the day to our favourite stately home - Castle Howard :-) We were met at the gates by a peacock:
and we went in to explore the grounds.
As you may be able to see it was very muddy and squelchy because of all the rain we've been having - and very cold but the sun was shining brightly. I borrowed Trilby's new fleece jumper because I've had my furs stripped out and I needed something warm!
This is the Temple of the Four Winds and they were all blowing that day.
There were beautiful views from the Temple and after wandering round and a bit of furtling we headed back .
Here we are having a rest near the lake.
The fountain has been drained and there was only rainwater in it but it was still very impressive.
We found this interesting statue too - where the stone plinth has been carved with landscapes all round.
We had a good day there and even a chance for Judith & Leigh to do what they like best - have a hot chocolate and cake in the cafe - and then time to go home for a snooze.