Word of the week: Miles

I had a few words in mind this week but have opted for miles, as quite simply we've covered a lot this week!


We've had a few days in Dorset and it's been lovely to get away even though it's been a bit chilly. We had a good run down there, crossing London in under an hour (that's always a good sign and rarely happens) with a stop for coffee and cake in our favourite Marlborough cafè - we're regulars, every couple of years or so! And then we spent a couple of hours at Stourhead before heading on to the cottage I'd booked and its lovely wood burner. That was a real bonus - it's lovely to have a real fire especially in this weather and it kept MOH entertained for hours in a "Man. Fire." kind of way!

While we were in Dorset we had trips to Cerne Abbas, Lyme Regis, Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle; saw some beautiful scenery at Burton Bradstock, Golden Cap and Hambledon Hill and spent some time driving about looking for the Nine Stones. We found them in the end in an enclosure of metal railings on the side of the busy road, which wasn't quite what we were expecting. After that our hunt changed to look for a petrol station as by now my car was a little thirsty!

The journey back wasn't so bad either, despite some traffic and variable speed restrictions on the M25. Being gluttons for punishment the next day we were back on the M25 heading to RHS Wisley - it was our first visit there and despite the season it was impressive. We spent a fair bit of time in the warmth of the glasshouses and with the butterflies - hopefully my pictures will have caught some of them, although they seemed keener on landing on my brightly coloured top than posing for photos!

So this week we've clocked up a fair few miles and mostly without too much traffic.  Although I think my luck ran out yesterday on the way home so I deployed a few back road short-cuts causing the SatNav much consternation! HeHe!

How's your week been? 


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