Saturday 23rd April 2011
An afternoon out to Sandwich in Kent, for afternoon tea with Leon, Yukari-san and Aiko-chan, and a wander round the town.
Where to bring lunch for Royal Mail workers, presumably.
Lots of nice buildings in Sandwich - I'm a big fan of overhangs.
This is apparently Tom Paine's cottage.
In a meadow, where we sat and watched the ducks for a short while.
I was particularly taken by this house, dated 1513 - just a couple of years shy of being 500 years old. That's half a millenium.
Taking in the scent of the wisteria, there seemed to be a lot of it in Sandwich.
The Old Drum, presumably once a public house? Dating back to 1450 apparently - quite amazing.
At the tearoom at the Salutation (the Secret Gardens of Sandwich now) - here's Leon and Aiko-chan.
This is a rather nice shot.
The girls and our rather huge afternoon tea stands.
Yukari-san, Aiko-chan, and some sandwiches, scones and cakes.
The teapots were far too small, so we had to keep asking for hot water, which they brought out in these rather ridiculously small jugs. So we built up rather a collection by the end.
A post-tea stroll - one of the churches in Sandwich.
An old fire cart.
The house we saw earlier - I think £375,000 is a pretty good price for something half a millenium old. (Also I think my picture is better than the estate agents!)
A selection of little alleyways in Sandwich...
The old town gaol.
We were trying to figure out why these three carrier bags were tied to the guttering here - our best theory was to scare off pigeons.