We haven't been to Dyrham Park for a couple of years, even though it only about 20 minutes away. The weather on Sunday enticed me though. The husband was at work so it was a chance to catch up with a friend. We stretched our legs, the children ran, found mud, dragged branches, built booby traps and slept well that night. The grown ups walked, chatted and indulged in cream teas. As usual the camera phone snapped away. On a day like this you can see for miles with the views stretching across to Bristol and over to the Severn Crossings. The trees provided hours of fun and the snowdrops were in full bloom. A quiet courtyard for a lunch of cream teas and refuelling of energy. In the gardens and grounds we spotted bees, more snowdrops, natural arches, vegetables growing and, of course, sticks.