Monday, 20 August 2018

A humid afternoon at Buckland

It's the summer holidays and to be honest, it's been a interesting week and busy of days out and other goings on. But with a trip to Padstow tomorrow. It was something a little bit nice and different, even if it was a bit a pricey.

A productive morning

So, waking up a bit later in the morning about 9:15 ish and it was a nice night in before due to the tax return has now been done which is a whole load off stress of my back and also means that next year might be drama or just me pay £135 and that should be ok.
waking up selfie

Then it was getting a nice omelette made while my parents were walking the dog and i decided to go with another 3 egg omelette, this time with All bran, Cornflakes and also teriyaki sauce.

the 3 egg omelette 

all eaten

But it was also scanning documents and putting files away and even some digital products to sell and chores to get done as well. But then we were getting ready and off to Buckland abbey for the afternoon . Its something a little bit different and tasty in one way with the posh resturant.

Getting going 

The Exploration

So, we eventually got there. It took about 15 minutes driving and then we got out and walked down to the entrance, it was quite dull and cloudy to say the least. 

The cloudy views from the car park
So we walked down and got greeted, my parents showed their NT passes and the rep tried to convince me to sign up, i did mention about life memberships. Then she asked about the bird trail, I was a bit unsure but my mum was more interested than me to be fair. So we did it. So they paid the £11.55 and we walked out to the Ox Yard and then the Barn which had the #cosmicegg. It was a very shiny egg. no lie there. 

Its big

Its shiny

It looks like a rocket

Its the view from the floow

Its blue

its got motivational quotes on the wall
That was a nice shine, and then we walked through and on. 

The Short gardens 

We turned the corner and saw some small gardens, it was quite nice and had a manor feel to it, with paved ways, fountain and scented roses too. But my mum was in her element with it all. 

Those non  HDR

HDR it 

The fountain 

Sheep made from bed springs
That was great and then we walked on the path which turned around with the entrance to the Abbey. With a ramp and all, we got in and showed the ticket. 

The Abbey experience

We walked in and then it was the first room and the Pengwinn to go with it, drums to show off here, then we walked to the rooms in a random order which was sort of on the guide. Much to see like scroll,s sheep on ceilings, stained glass and even a plaque to say there are remains of founders. But it was a nice reminding time to see what life was like in the Elizabethan period and then the Georgian Periods of history. But that was a good hour and a bit of time. 

Sheep on Ceilings

Pengwinns cannoneers

Stained glass decors

Staircases of stylish

Former resting places

Lunch Time

Then it was time to head back to the Resturant for lunch, since dad was hungry. So we got in there, it was quite busy but we got a table at the end, it was table 5. We eventually decided on what to have, well i was having a think, but for me it was Tuna mayo in the end. It was tasty. But it was expensive at nearly 9 quid.

The lunch from the Ox Yard Restaurant

The Long Garden Browse.

Then we enjoyed a nice walk in the Kitchen and Wild Gardens, it was nice and a range of sculptures and also mint to sniff, pears nice and big. 

The kitchen Garden 

Alotting it

The wild garden 

Then it was chance to get a long walk on the red trail which had a nice route going for it. From fields, woods, forests and also chatting to a girl on feabie which was nice and she actually invited me for a meetup a few weeks back. But it felt nice to reflect on the plans for this rest of the year. Maybe the blogposts might be a slow year But my love life has accelerated and money helped in a way. But it was nice even with the rain.

Fields of Sheep

The tamar bridge is over there


The footpaths

Sheep in a field

The mushrooms on a tree

The walking time
Then it was a snack time before we headed back. Which that was me and mum sharing a shortbread and i had apple juice. 

Apple juice and shortbread 

That was great. 

The shop and wash home

Then we walked our way to the shop, there was so many ideas, salted caramel spread, wine glass holders, pedometers. It was amazing. But then we walked our way back to the car which had some detail of rain on the way back. One the way whom i was chatting on feabie, it was time for a car wash, so my dad went to the drive thru one and paid £10. But it was a nice clean for when they need it on tuesday. 

The car in the wash

And then we got home and I went for #dogwalkingwithomracer. Which ended a nice day out and after bath and watching films, it was time to get this up and end the day. 

Thanks for enjoying a quick glimpse and now its time to prepare for a hetic few days.