We woke up today and the weather was quite frankly rubbish.
Cold, wet, grey with no promise of the sun making any kind of appearance.
Another day in front of the TV loomed large.
But as it was the final day of our half term and our last day off together we decided to stick our noses in the air at the weather and go out and enjoy ourselves anyway.
So we spent a lovely day at Hanbury Hall, a National Trust property in Droitwich, Worcestershire and joined in with their pumpkin trail. On which we discovered that pumpkins can be used for rubbing out freckles on your face and the biggest one weighed about the same as a large cow! Educational stuff.
It’s easy to think of National Trust properties as summer attractions, but actually they are stunning at this time of year. Jewel-coloured leaves line the pathways and there are still pockets of blooms fighting to keep their petals facing what little sunshine we have!
And the large stately home sitting at the heart of it all is a stunning sight.
You get to see gardeners working hard to keep the land they love looking tidy (ish) and best off all, you can sometimes feel like you have the whole place to yourself because there are no crowds to contend with.
So thank you to Hanbury Hall for the family ticket – it rounded our half term off perfectly.