Saturday, 24 July 2010
What a hectic week! End of school, work, paperwork etc....
Today we had a day out away from it all. We went to the Porlock area in North West Somerset. After having lunch in Porlock, we visited a few villages in the area. Our first stop was in Allerford.
As we walked around the village we saw a sign for The West Somerset Rural Museum.
It used to be a school (with a thatched roof). It was built in 1821.
Unfortunately it does not open on Saturdays! ;-(
However, I did peer through a few windows and managed to get some pictures. Not quite the same as visiting the museum but it was the next best thing. It looks as if it is well worth a visit and I will try and go there when it is open.
What struck us about Allerford, were the number of vegetable gardens. Almost every house seems to have one. They also have a community apple orchard! You could tell it is one of those villages which has a strong community spirit.
I kept admiring this garden, it was full of dalhias! What a shame they didn't sell any on a stall outside their house...
One of the many vegetable gardens (on the right)
Wootton Courtenay was our next stop.
Inside the Church
Fancy the look of this cottage? It had a FOR SALE sign up.....It has a little stream running at the bottom of the garden...
As you can tell from the pictures, it was one of those dull days weather wise, it kept trying to rain a few times but on the whole it stayed dry.
Have a great weekend!