Finally on 27th May we received our passports back complete with 6 month visas so we are off to the boat lickety spit!
But first I very much wanted to visit Doddington Hall (only 15mins from us) to see the iris display. I love iris, particularly since seeing the iris gardens at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo back in the 1980s. So this visit was a must!
Doddington Hall is an Elizabethan manor house with Flemish tapestries and walled gardens. The Hall provides a unique insight into 400 years of unbroken family ownership. We love to visit the hall, gardens and the excellent farm shop. We even went there to a wine tasing last week with Lisa and Alex! I very much look forward to seeing the Christmas decorations …….
The range of iris is just lovely – lots of different colours and varieties. In fact they are specialist growers of British tall Bearded Irises.
Enough chat …. here are some pictures…..
So my next post will be from Valenciennes when we are back on board Piedaleau at last!