Monday, 5 April 2010

Blaidon Chains

Well we have just returned from and weekend near Oxford.  The weather when we arrived at Blaidon Chains on Friday it was very wet & cold and we set up camp in the rain!!  lol  A sense of humour is always good on such days.   It was so wet that the warden was pitching vans with his tractor so as cars and vans didn’t get bogged down & churn up the grass!!  After we set up in the rain the clouds cleared & the sun shone - typical


Saturday morning was glorious but in the afternoon the skies opened and the rain poured down.  In between rain clouds we took a look at the small market town of Woodstock just 1km down the road.  We’d thought about going to Blenheim Palace but the day was so ‘chilled’ we just never got round to it.


So on Easter Sunday we decieded that we would go to Blenheim Palace birth place of the Winston Churchill England’s Prime Minister during the World War II years : .    What great day out – not enough time to see it all- it’s huge.  We saw the State rooms, some of the formal gardens designed by Capability Brown and the behind the scene’s tour/exhibition.  At the beginning of the State room tour there was a Winston Churchill  exhibition which was very busy and which both of us would like to return to as it was quite busy so we didn’t see a lot of it.

We took advantage of the chance to upgrade the ticket to an annual pass and no further charge so that we can return later in the year or early next to see some more of it.


Above and below pictures taken in the formal garden.



Well hope all you bloggers had a good Easter weekend too.  The grandchildren are coming round to visit a 4 so peace and quiet will no longer reign.  But I wouldn’t have it any different


Lesley x


jimlynn said...

Great photos Lesley.....I LOVE reading about all of this. Sounds like yall ended up having a good time despite the rain. Have fun with the grandchildren.

Tracey said...

Lesley so pleased you had a great weekend, despite the weather. Love your photos.

I am sure you had a wonderful few hours with the little ones.

See you soon


Jackie said...

Fab photographs Lesley, looks like you had a great weekend :o)
I hope it lets me post this okay (fingers crossed)! :o)
Jackie xx

Sarpreet said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun, fab photos

Cindy Jenkins said...

Looks like a great time...minus setting up camp in the rain :-)