Off to the delightful village of Lillingstone Lovell we went! I have spent three lovely calm days there - Nicola and I have pottered about vintage shops, eaten delicious Chinese food, her own fabulous home cooking too. And we saw Johnny English which was silly and fun.
This morning before leaving I grabbed some photos of this place which is straight off a chocolate box!
|The village noticeboard|
|Thatch looking good! I love the wee cat.|
|The church which is ancient and glorious|
|The decommissioned phone box being overtaken by nature. Creepy but cool.|
|One of the gorgeous double gable houses|
|The Gables itself - two old cottages made into one and an extension in the same style. It's the most wonderful marriage of old charm and modern comforts.|
|Looking down Brookside, which is the name of the street. The eponymous brook is really a ditch and on the right.|
|Looking the other way along Brookside.|
|Duvet covers drying in the conservatory -with five guest rooms there's always plenty drying. I love them because they look like ceremonial robes.|
|I love this Emma Bridgewater wallpaper mural in the dining room. We sell a lot of EB tins and all the designs are on here.|
|This is Morse - Nicola's Chocolate Labrador who took a shine to me and decided that my bed was the place to be, when I wasn't rubbing his tummy. This is the best Sorry Not Sorry face!|
It doesn't surprise me at all that people stay with Nicola even when they need to drive miles to their destination - it is such a lovely place to stay.
I'm feeling refreshed, my sore legs are feeling better. And tomorrow night, I have my first gig!! Eep!