I hope you're all having a fun-filled weekend.
Tom and I spent today adventuring around Kent; visiting National Trust properties, eating scones, and taking a lot of photographs. I was worried an autumnal visit to places centred around long countryside walks would end up a miserable, rain-soaked muddy stomp under grey, dreary skies. I was ecstatic to be proven wrong; the weather was perfect for a rosy-cheeked walk, and the leaves were unbelievable- I took nearly 200 photos in four hours!
Our first stop was Scotney Castle; a beautiful country house with incredible landscaped grounds including a moated castle. Betty Hussy, the final owner of the house, was a huge fan of cats, and always had at least one living with her. She was a particular fan of Burmese cats, and apparently called every one of them "Minou"...
|The Beams Have Eyes... eep!|
|I thought this looked like a wooden Loch Ness Monster. Tom did not agree.|
|Would you like to know a secret? I've turned this photo upside down, because this is actually a reflection of trees in the moat. True story.|
|How crazy is this toadstool?! Nature is amazing :)|
After eating our own weight in scones, we then moved on to Sissinghurst Castle. The buildings and grounds were of a very different period and style to Scotney but equally lovely. And some lucky people get to live there in adorable cottages... *jealousface*
I've put some more photos up on my flickr account if you fancy having a peep :) If you've got any recommendations of other places to visit in the South East of England I'd love to hear!