We all get them don't we....a week when things go 'not according to plan'. Days you'd rather forget, appliances that cease working and arrangements arranged and re-arranged....
It was one of those! Consequently no work was done on the miniature front except for a start on kits for the two workshops this summer. To be fair my other half has been in the workshop sawing manfully for us so that the shop room boxes can be part constructed, while Celia and I have been chasing down mountboard and extra paint..........don't even ask!!
On the much brighter front the garden looks super (also the weeds), bluebells are out and the weather perked up long enough for a lovely trip to Badbury Clump, a bluebell covered hill located just outside the historic market town of Faringdon in Oxfordshire.
This has been a favourite haunt since I was a child and we try and visit at this time of year, although it's wonderful at any time. The hill is an iron age fort set in ancient woodland and managed beautifully by The National Trust - a truly magical and spiritual place.
The town of Faringdon itself is dominated by an eccentric folly - called The Folly Tower, built in the early 1930s on a wooded hill above the town (already called Folly Hill) by Lord Berners, reportedly as a birthday present for his protege. Some present! Still it's a lovely view in the distance from Badbury Hill, as is the ancient White Horse carved on the hill just above the village of Uffington, in the other direction.
Thanks for looking