A day out with B&C to visit The Vyne, a National Trust Property near Basingstoke. Beautiful grounds and the interior of the homestead is very different. It was built in the 16th as a huge palace but was renovationed to turn it into a family home – a rather large family home!!

It now feels like a hunting lodge with beautful handcrafted wall panels and is quite unique with its original contents almost full intact. Very easy to imagine a family living there, rather than it being a show place for important guests. ….. although there were many of those in Tudar times as it was owned by Chaloner Chute – a prominant lawyer, politician and Speaker of the House in Oliver Cromwell’s parliament. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos – feeling OK but brain not quite functioning at 100%.

We then drove to Hartley Wintney, a quaint village with crafty stores and a local pub overlooking the green when the Saturday cricket match was in full swing. Late lunch/early dinner was Haddock & chips with crushed peas & mint …… very English, and a great day out. Thanks B&C 🙂