I will write my post now and add some more photos later as the line/broadband is SO bad here it is taking half an hour to load each photo. I have complained to BT again and they ran a check on the line, but said it was ok, yet are sending an engineer out on Thursday. It is desperately bad - last time I tried to bid online at an auction, I had to have two windows up for the sale - one with the item list and sound, and then the live auction with no sound. When I finally tried to bid, I couldn't and missed the item I REALLY wanted. Fortunately no-one else wanted it (two books of Georgian poetry - connected with Edward Thomas and the Dymock Poets) and I was able to phone the auction and buy it then. I CANNOT trade like this though - had we been bidding on furniture someone else WOULD have bought it. As this auction is in Gloucestershire, and a two day one, we can't go both days.
Anyway, this is the one and only photo I took of the castle - Keith wasn't feeling too chipper and had gone back to the car with some plants I bought and had extracted a promise from me that I wouldn't be long . . . The plants were two Pericallis Senetti like the ones below, but mine are the brightest of bright Magenta and Purple! Anyway, back later when - or if, as it really IS dire today - I can load some more photos.
BUT - the quilt shop was shut as they were at Malvern Quilt Festival . . . I had been hoping to get my crafting mojo going again too.