Today is Mother’s Day, in the UK anyway, and obviously also Stroll On Sunday, so it’s only right that I dedicate this post to my wonderful mom.
Hi mom! Thank you for loving me, even through all of the idiotic things I have said or done (that is a lot).
Anyway, today we went to Brockhampton Estate, a manor house dating back to the 14th Century, and having what can only be described as having one of the largest driveways you will ever see! You could drive down there, but no, my stepdad insisted that we walk the mile instead. Oh well! I am a bit of a speed walker, so I was first down there.
The Manor House:
The house was originally the traditional black and white, but The National Trust stripped it down, so that they could preserve the building. It is also surrounded by a moat. How awesome is that? I wish I had a moat.
These are just a selection of the items you could purchase and were placed outside the old Granary, which has now been turned into a shop/mini cafe.
Whilst on our walk around the house itself, we spotted a few ducks in the moat, swimming away on this very cold day, although I am pretty sure they don’t care about that. Lucky!
You all know by now, I love close ups of flowers. I am not sure why, but they make for a good photo.
The next few pictures are a few of the things we found around the house. Some dated much further back than others, as the buildings history spanned for quite a number of years, and saw quite a few owners, all of which had the last name Barneby. One of the owners, Bartholomew Richard Barneby, was left the house by his uncle because he had never married, but before he could claim the estate, he had to take the name Barneby.
Mother’s Day Tea:
To properly celebrate Mother’s Day, me and my mom went to the cafe, where I had tea, she had coffee, and we both had a little cupcake to accompany it. Perfect!