Last weekend saw us staying at the fabulous National Trust ‘cottage’ ‘Portland House’ near Weymouth with the OH’s family to celebrate their mother’s 89th birthday.
Those of you in the UK may remember the weather that Friday was absolutely atrocious and, as I was the one who’d come up with both the idea of a weekend away, and found the property, the sound of 60mph winds howling and rain lashing down while we waited for everyone else to arrive made me think I’d made a very big mistake!
However, unbelievably, the scene that greeted us the following morning was this:
And, although there was plenty of rain during the weekend, there were also fabulous skies and quite a lot of sun – even enough to prompt me to suggest a visit to the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on the Sunday. This was another ‘bright’ idea I was starting to regret as the rain came down, but then the rain stopped, the sun came out and we all enjoyed some absolutely fabulous autumn colour in this really fascinating and well tended garden.
Unfortunately the ‘Magnolia Walk to views of the Jurassic Coastline was closed but, to be honest, there was so much else to see we weren’t perturbed.
The photos were only taken with my phone but I’m sure you’ll get the idea.
What an unexpected treat!