Yesterday we visited Wimborne a market town in East Dorset. I love the ‘oldness’ of the place and many of the buildings date back to the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Of course there is also the beautiful Wimborne Minster where the tombs of King Eitheired, the brother of Alfred the Great, as well as the tombs of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerse, and his duchess, the maternal grandparents of King Henry Vll are. Apologies for the photo on the right - can't seem to rotate it now it's on my blog! Beautiful architecture in this town.
Among the many little shops there is this gem of a sweet shop with all the jars of sweets neatly lined up on their shelves. I bought some boiled sweets, chocolate honeycomb and chocolate covered turkish delight for us to eat throughout the week.
We enjoyed a walk along the river where we were fortunate to see a family of ducks and also hidden between the plants there was also a young family of swans. Not the best photo but I wasn’t risking getting too close to the adult swans.
All this walking and exploring built up an apetite so we had lunch at the Olive Branch where they had a lovely outside seating area. I went for the Sour Bread roll filled with falafel and halloumi cheese and fries while Ian had the beef and ale pie with mash. Both were delicious.
There is also a shop there that sells wool and fabric and I couldn’t resist picking up these fat quarters – I think I will be making Savannah a simple small quilt out of these pretty squares.
When we got back to the cottage it was nice enough to sit outside for a while and I managed to get some stitching done. In the evening I also finished one of the Monk books that I had brought with us - just love the stories of this OCD detective.