Lazy Sunday in Stockbridge ...
Yesterday was the best kind of Sunday, the lazy kind ☺️
After the great weather we've been having of late, today I felt a definite chill in the air, which means Autumn is just round the corner, Summers been great and all, but this is one of my favourite times of the year, it means I can start getting the chunky knits out of my wardrobe, yay! I've had a long love affair with the Chunky knit, so much so that I've now barred myself from buying any new cream / stone / white / lightly off white newbies (noted, my Autumn / Winter wardrobe needs a bit of diversity).
With no set plans we decided to drive down to Stockbridge in Hampshire.
Stockbridge is a small old English town in the heart of the test valley, it's pretty high street offers a great selection of English country pubs including the The Three Cups and the Greyhound, both an excellent choice for Sunday lunch.
Looking for a light bite to eat, we decided on an afternoon tea at Lillies of Stockbridge, a bakery and tea rooms with a wonderful range of cakes, pastries and lunch options.
With the sun just about still shine we grabbed a Purbeck's ice cream from Thyme and Tides - most likely the last of the year, mint choc chip is to die for.
There are a few great little shops in Stockbridge selling clothes, homewares, antiques and art work, where you can make wonderful little funds, though many of these seem to be closed on a Sunday so if you'te up for blowing a bit of spending money Saturday might be a better day to take a visit.
If you're a dog owner there are rolling English hills a plenty surrounding Stockbridge, great for a pre lunch or dinner walk.
If you're in or around the test valley and you're after a quintessentially English town with greenery and history a plenty, Stockbridge should definitely be on your list to visit.