Christmas Advent Calendar – 11/12/14

Today’s image is from our trip to Stowe Garden in Buckingham. This is one of the National Trust sites and one of our favourites to visit – when we were members. They do allow dogs on the grounds, which is why we tend to visit it rather than some other sites.

Another view of Stowe Garden Waterfall
Stowe Garden Waterfall

We tend to pack a picnic for the day with smoked salmon, cooked prawns, cocktail sausages, salami, grapes, salad, French baguette and crisps. I tend to bring a nice bottle of white – such as Astrolabe Awatere Sauvignon blanc which though from New Zealand, tends to be closer to French Pouilly Fume than a Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. This definitely goes well with the food.

After the picnic, we will wander around the grounds and enjoy the fresh air and the flowers. Definitely a great day out for the family. And it helps that it is not too far away from Oxford.