Today, for the first time in far too long, the weather has been glorious. After months of gloomy grey skies and unremitting rain, the sun has been shining. I took advantage of the change in the weather to pay a visit to one of my favourite places, Rufford Old Hall. The grounds are looking particularly beautiful at the moment, full of spring bulbs. I wandered  around then stopped for a cup of tea and a delicious freshly baked scone in the tea room. It was lovely to get out and enjoy the warmth and the sunshine after all these longs months of gloom. If you are visiting the north west, then do put Rufford Old Hall on your list of places to see. The grounds and the house are really worth seeing.

Here are a few photos I took today. Maybe they will tempt you!







I think this poor scarecrow must be as happy as I am to see the sun!