Skipping ahead: April in Barrington

“Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions and yet our roots remain as one.” – Unknown

We’ve just gotten home from our time in Barrington.  Three Rowley generations visiting three generations of cousins.  Our week included: walks in the country; taking in Lord Fairhaven’s home (take a minute to read more about the 900+ year history of Anglesey Abbey) as well as the gardens and mill; lunch in St. Ives; family dinners; pub night at a place that Grandma and Grandpa loved to visit; a visit to Wimpole Hall and property for T and I; knitting; and lots of relaxing and chatting with cocktails and cups of tea (not at the same time).

With such brilliant weather this past week, most of our adventures were outside. So- some England in the spring photos! (You can click on the photos to enlarge them).

Does anyone know what that gorgeous purple flower is?

**EDIT: Thank you so much to my Auntie Mamie for telling me that the flower is a Fritillaria meleagris: a member of the lily family! I’d never seen anything like it. It’s so bold and yet looks so delicate.

And more importantly: family!

We don’t have photos of everyone as we were pretty casual with the camera! It was a fantastic week and T and I will get to see the other side of the family (Grandpa Rowley’s side) for Easter weekend.

Sending love to my Canadian family and looking forward to next time I see you xoxo

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5 thoughts on “Skipping ahead: April in Barrington

  1. So glad for you, Jessika! What a nice journey you’re on! I guess it didn’t happen very often that you were the three generations together. Good news here, Ed has sold the company so we will be able to travel. The closing date is April 30 so not official yet but soon! He will stay on as consultant until The end of July. His birthday is on the 30th so I’m planning a big retirement party for the 29th. If you guys are around, you are more than welcomed. Love as always, Mado

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    • At home it is common but I don’t think we’ve ever had 3 generations from our side together in England before. Such exciting news for you both!! Congratulations! xoxoxo

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  2. Pingback: April: Barrington & the story of Anglesey Abbey | Freckled and Fancy Free

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