I started my Ana Snapshot series, as a way of sending blog postcards, of things that we got up to. I really need to send more of them, as it’s a great way of looking back. Today’s snapshot was taken yesterday at Stourhead (National Trust property) of my very good friend Molly, who writes the Molly and the Princess blog.
Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire, England. The estate includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland, and woodland.
Also, because I can’t resist it, here are a few more snaps I took at Stourhead, in between chatting to Molly and Stu, and entertaining the girls. Oh, and see the wooded area behind, Tall Dad and Bennett got lost in there, still chuckling at that.
Whilst we were there I bought the National Trust book 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4 you can read all about it HERE, as Nia is turning 12 next month (so might be a little old now) I thought Miss A and I can work our way through the book. It’s aimed at encouraging children to spend time outside, amongst nature, so I’m sure we can get up to some fun ticking all 50 off the list.
We had a lovely day at Stourhead, great vista’s, and the house was a real treat. Miss A was given the task to spot all of the rocking horses as we wandered from room to room. Walking around the grounds was slightly dampened, by dogs not being allowed in the landscaped gardens, even on a lead, which was a shame. We had a lovely day, and lunch though there, oh and even doggy ice cream for Bennett.