With the picnic baskets bulging and the obligatory check picnic rugs packed we (mum, sister, the little sweetpeas and I) headed off for the perfect lazy afternoon in the sunshine.
And this is where we headed to........
Chawton, the village where Jane Austen lived for the last 8 years of her life. It's about a 10 minute drive from our home and we do visit here quite a lot.
|The absolutely stunning Chawton Cottage|
There is a beautiful village green with a park for the little ones and it's a lovely walk from Jane Austen's 'Chawton Cottage' down the lane to the church and the magnificent Chawton House.
|Amazing driveway to Chawton House|
|The oh-so-pretty St Nicholas Church|
We set up camp on the green by the cricket ground, sorry no pictures of the food as it was devoured far too quickly!
The views we had whilst munching our lunch!
|Stunning Copper Beech Tree on the green|
After lunch there was some playing (by the little ones) some relaxing and snapping the views and then we ambled down to the church to see the lambs - who have gotten surprisingly big :)
Lots of delicate wildflowers growing.......
|If anyone knows the name of these pretty little flowers, please let me know.|
|Pretty pink Hawthorn|
And had to take of pic of our next home! (in my dreams, that is!!)
Where is your perfect picnic spot?