I honestly feel a sense of peace descend on me the minute I drive through the gate. Good for the soul. Met some nice people to chat to briefly, including a lovely couple up for a mini-break from Melrose way. If you found your way to the website I hope you enjoy these pics.
I sat for a while and had myself a little mini-picnic then enjoyed a smashing fresh coffee in the newly opened conservatory - lovely atmosphere. I wished I had taken some water colours to paint some flowers... and I don't even paint. To be honest tried drawing once and, whilst I was reasonably satisfied with my creation I find it so much faster to just use a camera, but I often wish I had the patience to paint the flora the way I see it.