Monday, 27 October 2008

A day by the river at Hampton Court

We managed to pack an awful lot into today, from having nothing planned. We met friends by the River Thames at Hampton Court for a cycle. We'd already tried going one way...

Aren't the leaves so beautiful at this time of year. It was such a sunny day.

We then passed the Palace, which must have the largest mistletoe endowed tree anywhere...

We stopped on the way back, having collected fish and chips (or sausage and chips for two particularly fussy little people!), for a picnic, probably the last one we'll manage this year. It was delicious.

This decorated archway was at the entrance to the car park. I thought it was pretty special.

and a close up...

There was a lot of scaffolding going on, so I took a shot of the new temporary entrance...

...and middle daughter had fun joining Henry VIII's procession. Apparently he's returning to Hampton Court in 2009. The mind boggles!

Now the two girls have gone for a sleepover and my 8 year old has gone to Chessington Zoo with a friend. What a life! They've fitted a lot in on the first day of their hols. I've also managed to almost make another Roman blind since yesterday so I've fitted in a bit extra as well. Hope you're all having a good week.


MelMel said...

So far so good!
how are you?
Will drop you an email tomorrow.....and catch up....last Friday wa so stinky....but i've put that behind me cos my friend Jenny is coming to stay this week, mad busy getting my little guest room ready, want to make it look all wonderful for her...her daughter is coming too....she is 12..... i think!
We will be shopping and having a trip to the CK shop in Selfridges in the trafford centre.....nearly give away time....!

MelMel said...

Sorry......lovely pictures...yummy fish n fave!xx

TattingChic said...

Yours is the life I dream of! The bike ride along the river looks heavenly. That tree was fascinating@

Sal said...

Dare I ask what you keep doing to these Romans to make them lose their eyesight? LOL

Seriously though,it looks like you've all had a wonderful time.

angel said...

Oooh what a lovely day you all had, and it looks like the picnic went down a treat.
What a lovely Mummy you are. *smile*

That Archway is stunning.

I have only ever seen Mistletoe once, and that was in a tree oop Norf, its a very lucrative buisness, so where did you say that tree was. lol
Also Holly is on the decrease so do you know where i can steal sorry i mean borrow some holly ....... hummmmmm

Another great post, fanx Honey. Mwah X x X x X x X
This Much

Lace hearts said...

Haha - thanks all. Sal, you're so funny: Angel missed that comment, but you must be eagle eyed! Melmel - will email you probably tonight if I can, but pooter connection is being very naughty at the mo. Glad you are feeling back on track. Tatting chic, what a lovely thing to say. Angel - no, it's at the Palace, so is well guarded. And you no you wouldn't feel right about Christmas holly that was nickkled! lol x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello my sweet Friend!
I sure missed you!
Nice to see that you and your 3 Treasures enjoy the day out!
You live in such a wonderful place!
I`m off now to see what else have I missed!
Debbie Moss

P.S - I love the Birthday cake, displayed on the right hand-side!
You are so very T.A.l.E.N.T.E.D!

Anonymous said...

Those days that are unplanned, often turn out to be the best - lovely photos - lovely family - what about that carpark entrance! they knew how to build carpark entrances in those days!!!!!!

Mistletoe, holly? Already?


thriftymrs said...

What a lovely day out. I love Hampton Court. That yummy picnic is making my tummy grumble!
Lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a wonderful day, I now would like fish and chips for dinner!!! Far more appealing than my chicken stew!!! hmmmm....

Lucy x

MelMel said...

Boy i'm so tired...still more to do RE ironing!
Ggggggrrr.....good job i like my friends!

A new CK bag coming soon to tesco!
xxx has your day been?

Primrose Corner said...

Wow! That looks like a lovely day out.

Lavender hearts said...

My ancestor's paintings are displayed there. That's my claim to fame! :-)

angel said...

Oi, aint you gotted my swap yet? i posted it Monday!
Be careful how you open it co's its scarywarylary.......... not really, well just a ickle bit ... *smile*

Love and bighumungus hugs X
This much
and a bit more. X x X x X x X x X x X

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Dear Caroline,
Just stopping by to wish you, and your DH and your 3 Treasures an Happy Halloween!
"The Mosses Scary Family"

Trish said...

oohh I love the surround on the gateway, looks fab :) we saw loads of mistletoe on the way to dads in france, don't seem to see it up here much :(