Local Heart, Global Soul

May 14, 2015

The English Have Vineyards? … Then Onwards To Our Destination.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

On our 2013 trip to England and after a lunch stop in Saffron Walden, Himself spied a road sign that indicated a vineyard.

Intrigued because we don’t think of England as a wine making country we decide to investigate. Luckily it wasn’t too far out of our way, so we made a detour to the Chilford Hall Vineyard.

I stayed with the children in the car whilst Himself went in to select a bottle of wine.

He came back with a bottle which he drank the next night with relatives in the hotel we were staying in.

Being on strong pain mediation I am not drinking alcohol at all but from the reaction of the rest of the adults drinking it, it wasn’t a particularly brilliant wine, at Himself was pleased he hadn’t bought more than on bottle.

After out brief stop at the vineyard we got back onto the motorway and reached the outskirts of Ely in good time. Even from here we can see the towering spires of Ely Cathedral, beautful and imposing on the horizon.

I also catch a glimpse of a property with very green credentials: there are at least two small wind turbines in the front garden as well as a solar panel. Excellent!

The email we got from Himself’s cousin told us that the hotel we and other family members were booked at was somewhere out of town so we needed the help of Our Lady Of  The Tom Tom to finally “reach our destination”.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Chilford Hall Vineyard

 

 

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