|On the Cobb, Lyme Regis.|
Yesterday was so amazing, the sun actually shone all day. Throckmorton Hall had such wonderful Elizabethan knot gardens,but the house was somewhat disappointing for my purpose of historical research. The exterior was little touched, but inside only the bare bones of the Tudor house could be glimpsed because as each generation added their own furniture and decoration the clean simple lines of the property were lost under a heap of unattractive and often gaudy objects.
The Throckmorton visit was especially good as our holiday was rained off and we came home several days early before the need of a lifeboat to rescue us. The only memorable day was our re-visit to Buckfast Abbey. So peaceful.
But we did manage to visit Lyme Regis, the scene where some Jane Austin books were set, and we ate ice cream in the rain and giggled a great deal.