Friday, 30 September 2011

A postcard from Henley on Thames

We have just returned from a three day break in Henley on Thames. Our B&B was in the most gorgeous Victorian Villa, very clean and very comfortable and right by the town and the river.
Alushta Guest House
But our reason for going there was to go to The Chiltern Winery and Brewery. A Christmas present from DH’s son and daughter-in-law. The tour  was very interesting and although we tasted 12 wines, none appealed to me. It was as though they were too thin and green tasting. However, DH did buy a bottle to give to his DS and a beer for himself, said to be the Duke of Edinburgh’s favourite!

 And What a very nice town Henley was.  Lots of very posh frock shops and kitchen shops kept us looking around on the Wednesday afternoon. Then we settled on a bench in the town square and ate our picnic bought from Waitrose, spicy chicken wraps and their scrumptious Lemon Curd yogurts. A feast fit for a King. In the evenings we tried different pubs and restaurants and this morning the  scales say how very delicious the food was !!  LOL

The weather of course was amazingly hot for this time of year with temperatures as high as 28°C.. a bit too hot at night! Nell was left in kennels and all we can say is that she survived. The kennel girls said she was very shy and didn’t venture out of her bed, only to be exercised. She was overjoyed to see us and wouldn’t calm down for us to put on her lead. We did have worries about her, but kennels are safe for her and these are very good ones with grass runs and several girls all with full qualifications to look after dogs.

And we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have come home relaxed and happy.


Gillie said...

What a nice time you had, sorry about the wines. This week has just been wonderful!

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. Shame about the wines. Glad Nell was okay at the kennels.

Julie said...

I've been away last week too Chris, i think we picked the best week, Scarborough was wonderful too, but the break was all too short.

Shame the wines were not up to your taste, pleased that Nell survived at the kennels, its such a worry when you have pets, i was lucky DS was here with our 2 kittys.

Take care, happy stitching

Joysze said...

Those are some gorgeous pics and your dinner sounds most delicious!! Sorry to hear you didn't like any of the wine you tasted :(