Saturday, 9 October 2010

Thursday was a good day.

I had arranged to take our  Australian family visitors out for the day and fortunately the sun shone and the skies were blue.  I went and got them from my sister’s house where they are staying and brought them up here to my neck of the woods.

Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Lancs. 07/10/2010

First stop along the way was Hollingworth Lake where we got out for a breath of air and to take in the view.  Then we drove on out through Todmorden to Towneley Park.

Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancs. 07/10/2010

Autumn is beginning to show her colours.  The Hall looked beautiful drenched in sunshine. 

In the gardens at Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancs. 07/10/2010

Towneley Park is beautiful, we love it, and I think our visitors liked it too.  We sat outside the cafe with a drink and chatted away.  The cafe, which is housed in the former stables building,  is just visible at the far side of the pond in the picture above.  That’s Danny up there taking a picture.

For ages now I’ve been wanting to take the tour round the Hall and today we did just that.  I have to say the staff in there are all really very friendly and the Hall is definitely worth taking the time to go round.  What’s more the ticket is valid for 12 months so I can go and have another look round it as often I feel the need.


On the way back we stopped at a quaint old pub, The Ram Inn, at Cliviger.  The lads had a nice cold pint.  I think it must’ve been the best they’d had since they arrived here, I know they really enjoyed it!

It was late afternoon by this time and we were all getting hungry.  So to finish the day off it was back to our house.   My girls and their families joined us for something to eat and a couple of drinks.  Conversation flowed easily and I think everybody enjoyed themselves, I know I did!,



Dayle said...

What a perfect day in the neighborhood. :) Have a blessed weekend.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely time as had by all! Sure wish I could come back to Britain for another visit there is so much I'd like to see! Great Simple Pleasure!