This morning we drove up through the city to visit Biddulph Grange Gardens. We try to visit in each season although visits over the last three years have been fewer than normal due to Covid restrictions and then my being ill earlier this year. Our National Trust membership cards have hardly been used but it's still useful to have them for when we eventually get to travel again. A proposed visit with friends to Sutton Hoo to see this year's special exhibition had to be postponed and then cancelled because of various reasons like delayed building work and recovery from an operation for our friends and then my illness too. We shall no doubt use our cards again at Little Moreton Hall next month where things are back to normal this year and Piva will be performing with their early music Christmas cheer.
At Biddulph the Christmas lights were being set up and some areas were closed. The Chinese Pagoda was under tarpaulin and the tunnels through to the Pinetum were closed off. Workers were still laying cables for the lighting getting all ready for the opening next Friday of the Festive Evenings.
We decided to have a coffee first and couldn't resist the newly baked and still warm cheese scones. It was then time to take a stroll.