Weekend in Eckington


Just got back from a lovely weekend with Alan and Anna in Eckington (Worcestershire). Not a particularly busy time, more relaxing. We saw part of the local ‘raft’ race on the river Avon, and went to the ‘Hog Roast’ in the evening (although all the Hog had gone).

Today we went for a walk at Croome Park – a National Trust property (well – just the grounds actually, the house is now luxury appartments). The gardens were apparently Capability Brown’s first commision when he went ‘freelance’, and the NT is now restoring them to his original design. Unfortunately they were dredging the lake, which meant we didn’t see it at it’s best, but it will be really interesting to go back at some point and see how it’s developed.

We’ve been looking at more properties online this evening, and seen a couple of larger properties outside our ‘maximum’ distance – shows how you get more for your money outside Twickenham. We might take a stroll down to one near St Margarets to see how long it takes.

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