Friday, 20 July 2012

The Day We Went To Downton Abbey.

Highclerecastle aka Downton Abbey

Me, John, him indoors, Deb, his sister and Lady Pam, all went to Downton Abbey on Wednesday. We thought, 'Sod the rain, lets go anyway'. For a while the sun shone down, we were in ore of it! 'What's that golden thing!?!' yelled John and we all started bowing to it...people passing giggled...
From the car park

The rain stayed away long enough for us to look around the gardens before we went into the House. Later when we came out, 'starving' we got the picnic table out. We put the umbrella's up, and told giggling people passing us, that it was summer and we were going to have a picnic no matter what!!

John and Deb under the Yew Arch
Lady Pam liked the picnic table and I was explaining that is was half price in Tesco's last year and that we hadn't used it more than four or five times... I was telling everyone how useful it was but how our 'other' picnic table, which was green and a lot heavier (and cheaper and lasted years) was a lot better, stronger...and.... but just as the words left my lips CRASH!!!! wine, ham sandwiches, sausage rolls, tuna baps, and tea went flying!!

John and Lady Pam

The legs gave out, trapping John and Deb on one side. I leaped up quickly to help Deb out, John rolled about in the grass trying to save his pint of Stella and Lady Pam?? didn't move! She just kept on scoffing her pork pie!! By this time it was really raining...a few had seen us all go flying and were giggling even more...just hope it wasn't videoed!!

The Wild Flower Meadow

By the time we packed up we were quite wet. Lady Pam put a plastic bag on her head... Downton Abbey, real name Highclerecastle was lovely and in spite of the rain, we had a lovely day.The broken picnic table!


  1. Thank you for Teddy Lyn, I recieved him, so cute, and what a shame about the stinking weather,and the really funny,I know, but well, you Pam sounds like a hard case..and looksl ike a lovely place to visit...beautiful gardens!.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Love the story!! :) It sounds like my kind of a picnic. LOL Love the pictures of the castle too, it is magnificent! I am glad you enjoyed yourself despite the rain and the collapsed table.

  3. oh my...still giggling over your picnic!

  4. What a fun day Lyn! Hilarious about the picnic table collapsing, did you remember to pick up those teaspoons lying in the grass?

    Have a great weekend, I think the yellow thing is in the sky right now :) Hugs, Di xx

  5. Well Lyn you had me in stitches. I can just picture it all with your description. Glad you had a great day. Elaine
    PS. pop over to my blog, just used one of your digis.

  6. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the photos and your story. I would love to see that castle. Sounds lovely. Edwina Brown

  7. Sorry, but....lmao!! That was very funny, and the picture is classic! My dark green one is still going strong, but will look out for any sign of it collapsing........don't want to spill my Stella, lol.
    Hope the day overall was worth the grief ;)

  8. Oh dear !! Such a shame about the picnic table... I think that was 'famous last words' eh ?!! The place looked gorgeous - I never did get to go there when I lived on the IOW :-)

    I have used one of your images on a card I just made :-D If you would like to see it is's here:

    Thank you as always for your great images :-) xxxx

  9. Hi Lyn

    looks as though you had a fab day even after your little accident.

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some lovely comments.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel x

  10. What a fantastic day you had. Glad you kept your sense of humor! Love the old castle. We don't have any of those in America. :(

  11. It looks like a brilliant place to visit,glad you all had such a good day despite the rain.


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