This little chap was on my bag, I don't know who or what he is, but put him in a sheltered spot outside. Hope he makes it.
Last weekend again, a cup of tea in the National Trust tearoom and Mr Goose had a cream tea..not my favourite so I stuck to a piece of wonderful home baked cake and what a view for a tearoom. Having consumed the calories we decided we should at least show willing and walk up to the castle ( and being fully paid up members of the National trust this year feel we have to go everywhere to make sure we get our moneys worth!)
The view from the top is over the village of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck hills beyond. There seems to be a marketing thing going on with the Enid Blyton connection...all the shops have something about it and are selling 'Ginger pop' and other Enid Blyton memorabilia. The castle is said to be Kirren castle in her books, and we all read them when we were children...didn't we? If you look between the church and the castle you will see people sitting in the tearoom garden where we were a few minutes previously. If you are in Corfe try this tearoom, it's great ...and No, I don't have a share in it or know the people who run it! Wish I did!
From the other side of the castle we watched the steam train going from Norden to Corfe Castle, then onto Swanage. In the distance are the towns of Poole and Bournemouth but maybe too hazy to see in this photo. Plenty of 'Gricers' taking photo's of the train too.
The tree is up
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