Mark & I set off after an early lunch (well, late fry-up brunch) & headed towards The North. As usual there was traffic on the M6 but with one quick stop we arrived at the Station House, Melling around 5pm. After a quick look around we put the kettle on just in time for Mum, Dad & Will to turn up with the tea! They had set off mid-morning but stopped at Tatton Park to look around the hall & gardens - there were some interesting bits in the house but Mum found the gardens a bit boring. After a cuppa and deciding who had which rooms we left mum sorting out supper (venison stew) and went for a walk through Melling - where the pub had been converted to a garage - and across fields and boggy woodland to Wrayton. On the way back along a bridleway we missed the footpath that would have taken us straight back to the cottages so had to walk back along the road in the twilight. The moon was splendid and we also spotted Mars!
After Mum’s very tasty venison stew we watched Poirot – Elephants Can Remember – before heading to bed.
I'm just an ecologist,, SFF fan and rainbow loving gal who wishes she had more time & money for travelling!
Born & bred in the UK I grew up with summer holidays to remote corners of this isle and my memories of these trips involve scrambling up mountains in the rain! Great times! I am fascinated by the natural world around us, by all the amazing creatures that share it with us & the ways they & their habitats fit together.
Having finished my PhD in Ecology in 2010 I set off to see Australia & New Zealand for several months to escape! This blog began then, I've missed several UK based h... full info