Waiting to be finished

A 275 mile motorway journey to stay with our younger son and his family for half term.

What could have been the usual test of patience became a most enjoyable day with a two hour stop at a National Trust property which we had never visited before.

This is Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire. Built four hundred years ago as a second house on the estate of the Tresham family, one might think it was a ruin with no roof, no inner floors and no windows. But the truth is it was never finished and it is surprising that nobody completed it later for the walls are very well built.
The grounds are delightful and the tearoom has good soup and coffee.

My extra shows the remarkable difference in the size of berries on the same shrub.

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