Sunday, 5 July 2015
So today we packed up this happy little face into the car, along with a picnic basket full of food and travelled down to Oxfordshire to visit Upton House with the Stephenson's for our annual picnic party.
It was really beautiful to see the property at this time of year, as it seems that we have never visited in the summer before. Our last visit was at the very end of August so the flowers were going over a little. Lots of photo ops for me but more about that later.
We did lots of exploring and playing in the terrace gardens and after lunch we had a lovely little treat, a dip in the swimming pool! I'm pretty sure we weren't supposed to go in, but oh well, you only live once!
Of course, the boys ended up completely drenched. Boys will be boys after all...
Oh and 'downward dog' is excellent for drying soggy bottoms apparently!
And then came the most enormous rain cloud and thunderstorm, which coincided nicely with our timed house ticket! So we made a quick exit from the gardens to the safe shelter of the house!
Unfortunately (for some) I took hundereds of photos so I'm saving them for another post ;) Check back again soon for more!