I spent the weekend visiting Andy back at his parents house in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
The first order of the day when I arrived on Saturday lunchtime was to head to The Salt Cellar, an amazing cafe right at the top of Gold Hill, the most picturesque street in all the land!
It was the location of the infamous Hovis ad from the 1970s…
They even have a commemorative oversized loaf.
Over lunch I pondered which of the houses I’d like best…
and decided on the the one with the red door. Obviously.
Soon after, we caught up with Jack, breaking the hearts of the 16 year old Shaftesbury girls with his dulcet tones…
The afternoon was spent doing what these Dorset boys (and girls) do best… watching the rugby.
I was forced to hang out with these dorkazoids!
I was happy drinking Rio, the drink of KINGS.
Sunday was all about walking.
First off we headed to Wingreen Hill, a local beauty spot.
Then we headed down to Larmer Tree, a beautifully landscaped garden. There were even lambs on the way in…
But I managed to scare them all away.
The gardens, in existence since 1880, feature several ornate buildings and an awesome outdoor theatre. I was in. my. element.
Musical Statues anyone?
I’ve been having (quite a sad amount) of fun playing with my newish Canon F1.8 50mm lens, choosing my point of focus.
As we saw down for coffee and cake, this little guy decided to plop down next to us…
Then this little fella got jealous and wanted all the attention…
All whilst this chappie sat squawking at the entrance. All in all a surreal peacock experience!