Photo-journal: A day at Blickling Estate

We've popped up to Norfolk for our first visit of the year and armed with our new National Trust membership we headed towards the Blickling Estate near Aylsham. It was our first time here, but definitely not our last. 

Unusually our visit started with food, and not even cake but a really good hot sausage roll and a cheese scone which we shared!

There were plenty of daffodils:

And great vistas:

The hedges were fantastic too, this is the view inside one of them!

A garden ornament with a difference:

And a wheelbarrow of strawberries in the kitchen garden, yum...

And a new family, ahh...

And the strangely named Sitooterie part of the garden - the name is based on a Scottish word for something to "sit oot in" - don't believe me? It says so on the sign

I was rather taken with the floor

This made me smile and could be just the photo for a caption competition:

And finally, this is my favourite photo of the day, taken peering into the Orangery: