Quiet in the storm
Firstly Colin and Jill came to visit on New Years day. Colin helped me a lot when I was scratching my head about getting some plumbing on the boat, and Jill was excellent at explaining the world of ipods when I was looking into getting one of my own with some vouchers I had been given. I find them both very relaxing and excellent company.
On Sunday Nick came to visit and after luncheon in the Boat Inn in Thrupp we took a stroll over to the Hampton Gay Manor house which is now a ruin - I just love it there. It has been fascinating seeing it gently decay over the years, I would love to know who owns it now, as the owner I knew of died some time ago! Lazy Days took an absolutely glorious picture of the house in the sunset When I was looking up the manor house early in the week I found a site that suggested it was haunted - I don't think it is, it felt very homely when I strolled around. I will never tire of taking walks over the fields to the spot.