Saturday 28 July 2012

Our few days away...

As you know, last weekend I made the trip to Docraftsland to film some more video's for the Creativity Club... and I just wanted to share a few photos of the little trip down there.

After leaving the house early morning ( !! ) we arrived down there around midday, and stopped off at the HighClere Castle to have a quick mooch around. Oh what a lovely building!

I wasn't too bothered about looking inside, but wanted to take a peep at the gardens - I love taking photographs of flowers, something I did to pass my ND in Photography years ago and that passion has never left.

So, this first photograph is of HighClere Castle from the grounds.. do you recognise it? It is of course the same building that is used for Downton Abbey.

And a little view whilst playing around with the Panorama setting of the new camera.

And then we took a walk around the grounds and came across quite a few beautiful flowers..

There were a couple of different gardens to look around, and this one was the Monk's Garden.
The lavender looked and smelled amazing.

We stayed near the centre of the New Forest, and it was absolutely beautiful. This is the little village of Minstead, where there were loads of thatched cottages which looked absolutely beautiful!

This is the Trusty Servant pub - just one of two in that area.

And of course the Village green and shop. I love how the stocks are fastened shut... me thinks they should be made available for anyone who needs them.. ha ha.

A nice relaxing couple of days had, beautiful hot weather, and I was off to film the next few episodes for Creativity TV...


  1. Looks such a beautiful place, love your photos Jo, could make some lovely cards with them x

  2. WOW what a beautiful place. I love the photos thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  3. Absolutely a lovely trip too!!! Your pictures are amazing!! I'm lucky to have snapped a few shots on our trip of the thatched cottages whilst Gary was driving!

  4. Have been to HighClere Castle and it is a stunning building inside and out, wish I lived in a cottage like that, fabulous photographs Jo, thanks for sharing x

  5. looks like a little piece of heaven x

  6. Really beautiful, it looks like you had a lovely time
    Lindsay xx


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