Thursday, May 24, 2012

Visiting friends

Last Friday a National Trust group visited this gorgeous house in Ipswich as part of a bus trip. I wasn't on the bus of course as I live here, and because the owners of the house are friends of mine, I went over early to help with the setting up. It was a beautiful day and its beauty was only exceeded by the morning tea.

The owners won a Heritage award for their restoration of this house; when they bought it, it was divided into two flats and the verandahs were enclosed. The garden is also delightful and has been part of the Open Garden scheme.
Even the birds were impressed, although, as you can see, there wasn't much left for them.

After a lovely lunch at the nearby City View Hotel (not that we needed it!) we visited the Antiques Centre for a leisurely browse.

Just a lovely day out, and best of all, I didn't have far to travel home.

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous house Carolyn and the morning tea didn't look half bad either. Don't blame the little lorrikeet for getting in for his bit. The table and the china looked gorgeous.