Monday, 17 June 2013

This Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...

Partying - (although that makes it sound like getting drunk til 3 in the morning...)
At a joint 65th and 70th birthday party (a 135th birthday party?) at a lovely little pub called the Hare and Hounds in Bath.
 
View from the Hare and Hounds pub, Bath
 
Hare and Hounds pub, Bath
Gorgeous flowers on the patio at the Hare and Hounds - Birthday cake!
For starters: bread, salmon and goat's cheese tart - The in-laws enjoying a glass of wine
 
 
 
Exploring - an 1827 folly called Beckford's Tower on the outskirts of Bath.
The birthday boy and girl had booked to stay at Beckford's Tower (you can book a self-catering flat through The Landmark Trust) and after the party, invited us back for tea and biscuits, and a walk up the 154 spiral steps to the top of the tower.
 
Beckford's Tower
 
Beckford's Tower
Inside the self catering acommodation in Beckford's Tower - Lansdown Cemetary - The top of the tower
 
 
 
Feeding - the whole family for Father's Day.
We made Chicken and Ham Pie, with roast potatoes and vegetables and a slightly re-designed St Clements Pie for dessert!
 
Chicken and Ham pie and Ste Clements Pie
 
 
What did you get up to at the weekend?

6 comments:

  1. Nothing as exciting as you! Looks like a fab weekend, and love the look of the St Clements Pie!

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    1. It was very tasty - the recipe is from BBC Good Food, although I'm sure their quantities are out as the mixture actually made two pies! x

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  2. I want to live in that tower! My weekend involved rarely leaving the house as always! Boring!

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    1. You can stay at the bottom of the tower (for a small fortune, of course!) if you book through The Landmark Trust - it's a very opulent and colourful flat! x

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  3. Those steps are making me dizzy! Sounds like a lovely weekend :)

    Maria xxx

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    1. It was very strange - going up the steps was fine but coming down, every so often you'd have to grab the handrail and stop for a second! :-) x

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Thank you very much for all your lovely comments; I do have every intention of replying but sometimes life with a baby gets in the way...

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