Wednesday 23 April 2014

Emrys & James come with me to visit Audley End.

Today we thought we would take Emrys and James out to Audley End House and Gardens...well us boys didn't go in the house as we were having too much fun in the gardens, so while the big people went in the house we looked round the gardens which were HUGE.

Quite impressive house isn't it?  This is the 'back' view.

This is the 'front' view.  I think we could live here quite happily?  Don't you?

We have a discussion about where to explore first.

This tree seemed the best place!

It is rather big, do you think it will be possible to climb?

Although James made an attempt...

It really did prove too difficult.

We try a group photo...Emrys was trying to play tricks behind our heads, much to James' annoyance.

This is a better one, although I'm not looking in the right direction...

How about this shot?  I think James might still have the hump with Emrys.

Probably the best we will get at our 'selfies' which seem all the rage at the moment.

Just outside the walled vegetable garden are some wonderful tulips...if you like that sort of thing.  We are okay about flowers and anyway...

Emrys wanted to present some virtual flowers to his Mum who has been back in hospital again.

He hopes they cheer her up, now she is back home.

James looks at them and wishes he had had the idea first.

It's okay James, Mum will know that both of us send our love.  Emrys reassures James.

Look at me! 

What you doing that for?  We ask

'Cause the flowers look better upside down!  We are told.

Hmmm...not convinced, but they do look pretty special.

James finds some rocks to climb.

As do I.

Whereas Emrys discovers some ferns.

Pretty cool isn't it?

We go into the walled kitchen garden and discover...

This fun wagon to have our photo taken on.

We have fun wandering round, although not a lot is growing yet, it is all very early season.

Just outside of the walled garden is a playground..

Ye ha Cowboy, Emrys takes the reins.

He goes so fast, we almost fall backwards!

More rocks to climb. 

Emrys proves to be a real dare devil.

Taking some time out in front of the fountain.

Enjoying a discussion...wouldn't you like to know?

The other side of the fountain looking towards the house.  Yes we are still chatting.

In deep discussion mode.

It was a pretty good day in all.  Plenty to see and do and lots of grounds to run around and play in.


  1. Wow! What a great day out! Those two lads are going to find home life a little tame after experiences like that!
    Love the flowers guys .... but how about buying that big house for Auntie Lorraine and me?! We could have a floor each and adopt more Gregors for you to play with....

    1. Oh yes indeed, that sounds like a good plan to me!

  2. Wow Henry what a stunning place to spend a day out with your friends, i always look forward to your travelling tales, but please stay away from those horrible crocs that you met on your last holiday, hugs from Theresa and her Sasha family xx

    1. Hi Theresa and family, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed the photos...yes I have decided that perhaps Crocodiles are a bit risky too have around the house...after all they might eat Humphrey my dog...

  3. What a great day and a wonderful place with beautiful gardens and neat places to climb and play. My favorite photo is the remarkable large tree and I can see a soulful face on the trunk of the tree that looks very wise--what a special tree! Thanks for sharing the photos! :) xx