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Did you say you were going to the country darling?

Today PLW and I took a trip out to Box Hill in Surrey. It was such a lovely day, but we were prepared for all events. We had our all-weather coats, mucky boots, flat caps, sunnies, books / kindle, bottled water and of course sat-nav and iPhones. 

Loving the sunshine and fresh air

I'm sure the email said there was a path around here somewhere?

Rocking that country vibe

PLW was slightly scared that she might break a nail!

After stumbling along the paths we came to a lovely lawn and made the most of the outdoors. We lay down and read until the grey clouds had blocked out all the sun and I could no longer feel my arms. Also until the lovely food smells that were coming from the group just over the hill got too much for us.

So we headed down the winding curve and into the village of Mickleham and found an embarrassingly convenient (for those with limited parallel-parking-especially-while-loads-of-people-are-watching-you) parking right outside The Running Horse.

A yummy lunch of confit duck with apples and parsnips and a blueberry jus

And on the way home we stopped in at a very attractive garden centre - or maybe that was just one of the employees hanging out in the garden-lighting section?


Lucky

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