At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Before I do a blog post about the final National Trust property we visited on this trip...

I want to say where we stayed.  Anyone travelling to South Oxfordshire may like to keep this hotel, and area for that matter, in mind.  

SHILLINGFORD  - or more precisely Shillingford Bridge Hotel (click link) is right next to the Thames. 



 Apart from travelling around in the car to various places,
we did enjoy our walks along the riverbank.


(FORGOT TO MENTION ...
IT'S CUP OF TEA TIME AGAIN -
SIT BACK AND ENJOY)














 









Believe it or not, this field was next to the river, although it looks inland.
We made our way around this field eventually and back to the hotel
There must have been over 1,000 trees planted here

 







 

 


 

 




The nearby town of Wallingford was also well worth a visit, 
although we couldn't help but wander along the riverbank























One careful owner perhaps?
(Careless more like, I don't think this is going anywhere fast)














































The area and the Hotel
are DEFINITELY on our return to list

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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery Ann. Thank you for posting them. There is a couple of scenes that I would love to paint.
    All the best Ann.
    Vic.

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    1. By all means Vic, go ahead and paint any of them - and from the previous Armchair Travel posts too :-)

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  2. Such a beautiful setting. It's relaxing just to look at the photos. It must be incredible to experience.

    I enjoy it when you take me with you, Ann.

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    1. Yes, it was really nice there. Very calming to walk along next to gentle moving water.

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  3. What a beautiful area. Like stepping back in time.

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    1. It was like that exactly, and yet it wasn't too far from busy Cities, quite amazing really.

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  4. Thank you for another lovely virtual walk! Such a beautiful area and the river looks so calm and serene beside the greens of spring. No wonder you want to go back there.

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    1. I was surprised that the area wasn't as busy and built up as I had thought it might be.

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  5. such beautiful peaceful surroundings!

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    1. It was, that made for such a nice trip.

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  6. Once again, I had a lovely 'trip'! Thank you!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Ann. I thought the first few photos were actual paintings! I love to walk alongside the Thames as son lives in a beautiful part of London. That is so tranquil.

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    1. Your son is very lucky Eileen, and nice for you to visit too :-)

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  9. You've got some stunning photos, there, Ann - and a wealth of material to make paintings from! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

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    1. Thanks Pat, I plan to do some river paintings very soon :-)

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  10. Dear Ann, I love your sense of humour! All the photos are full of your love for nature. William and your hubby look nice, too! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thanks Sadami, we have a humour that sees us through life. We are fortunate that we see the funny side of most things ;)

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