It started as another miserable, wet day ... but the afternoon had promise. So I headed over to Petersfield for a wander round the town (once I'd found the car park which I swear they had deliberately hidden from the tourists by removing all the signs!) I then visited Uppark House, a National Trust property which was almost destroyed by fire in 1989, and restored by a £20million insurance payout as closely as possible to the state on the day before the fire. Today it is hard to tell where the restoration ends and the original starts.
One of the previous house owners, Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, married at age 70 to his 21 year old dairy maid, and he is thought to have proposed in the dairy, where I spotted this abstract formed of the tiles and stained glass windows.
On the way home I took a short detour to Harting Down, also owned by the National Trust, where I was treated to some wonderful, if windy, views (see extras)