This is the last posting on the Village of Cockington, near Torquay in Devon where we were last Saturday.
On the Manor House wall this plant was in blossom. I have no idea what it is but isn't the flower a beautiful colour! If anyone has any idea please let me know!
From the Manor House we went to see the old stableyard / courtyard and also to see the walled garden. It will be lovely in the walled garden in June as there are literally hundreds of rose bushes planted there. Being Spring it looked a bit bare but out of the corner of my eye I saw this brilliant flash of colour and saw these wonderful yellow and red tulips.
Tulips and daffodils to me are the main Spring flowers. They bring such a vitality to the Season - a riot of colour.
I would love to visit the tulip fields of Amsterdam. There are so many striking colours and to see masses of them in long rows - wonderful! Another destination to add to the long list of things I would like to do and see!
The stableyard. To the left you can just about catch a glimpse of the glassblowing studio.
Another thatched cottage.
We saw this wonderful shire horse in a field.
You can see where Ugg got their boot ideas from - can't you? Out of all horses my favourite is the shire horse - although they are the heaviest horse they always look so graceful. I love this horses mane blowing gently in the wind - just out of the hairdressers look!
In the Village there is also a blacksmiths. It was closed but it had these funny little gnomes in the window.
I am not really a garden gnome person but these brought a smile to my face! "Hi-ho, Hi-ho it's off to work we go ... "
And finally, here's a photo of those young bullocks who escaped into someone's garden on Sunday. They actually jumped over that wall into the garden! They then jumped back over the wall onto the road and then jumped back into the garden a few more times! I never knew that these animals were so agile!
The Other Half and some local farmers who were in a nearby pub eventually rounded them up into a field! It was quite comical at times as just when all three were on the road one would jump back over the wall into the garden!
Not much more to tell you other than last night I finished reading "Cliffhanger". It transpires that Al had not killed his daughter, Miranda, but had instead killed the Police Inspector's wife, who had also been out on the cliff that day. His wife, Audrey had killed Miranda but all the evidence pointed out to the hapless Al! The story ends with him in Prison serving 25 years for killing Miranda and his wife taking over the running of his taxi business!
I will have to sort out another book to start tonight. I really cannot watch the boring programmes that they have on TV these days.
Until next time.