Thursday, 24 May 2012

Perfect Picnic!

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!!)

Simply stunning!
 Where is your perfect picnic spot?



  1. Ooo what a perfect place for a picnic. We usually go to the beach or up to the river xx

  2. What an idyllic setting! Fell Foot in the Lake Districtis a favourite of ours. Have a lovely weekend, Claire xxx

  3. That is an idyllic spot for a picnic! Ours is on the Norfolk or Cornwall....and that would be my dream home too.
    Happy weekend! :0)

  4. What a beautiful place. Actually, we are very fortunate to live next to farm land and so we often picnic there, just outside our garden fence! It is very handy for running back to the house if we have forgotten something!

  5. Thank you for your lovely comments! Our other usual spot is the beach or a lovely field in the middle of nowhere near a river or stream.
    Have a sunny weekend, Victoria xx

  6. My husband & I visited Jane Austin's house a few years ago, before taking a circular walk round the surrounding countryside, complete with picnic. We love to picnic and anywhere, countryside or coast, just as long as it isn't raining! :) The flower you mentioned is Ivy-leaved Toadflax.
    Best wishes, Pj x

  7. sounds fantastic! when i first met Mr D and we lived at home we would pack up sunday papers and goodies ad head off in his car (ford escort mk 2 So Cool) for a picnic in various pic nic spots. We should do that again. Definately.

  8. It's a lovely part of the world, I haven't been to Chawton for a while, must go back soon!

  9. Hi Victoria!!
    It is very nice to meet you. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for entering my giveaway. And for following me too. You have a gorgeous blog and I will be following you for sure. :)
    Have a great weekend.

  10. What a beautiful spot for a picnic, just perfection!

  11. It really is lovely there. Now the sun is shining England in all it's glory is being celebrated on the blogs. We are blessed to live in this green land don't you think :D

  12. Such a gorgeous place to picnic...thank you for taking us along too :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

  13. Chawton is a lovely place for a picnic! Our Daughter was christened in that church! Just found your blog and will become a follower!

    1. Oh I bet that was a lovely christening! It's such a pretty church is such a beautiful spot! Thank you for following, do you have a blog?
      Victoria xx

  14. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for stopping by to enter my giveaway. I'm glad to have found your blog.

  15. Looks like you live in an absolutely gorgeous area - how lucky you are. I love a picnic so long as there's no wasps!

    Agree that house looks pretty much perfect x