My fledgling National Trust membership has been getting quite a bit of exercise over the past couple months. Between trips to Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen, I've had more than my fair share of tea and scones. Last weekend, I had the chance to add yet another property to my list, Wimpole Estate in Royston. A short fifteen minute drive from Cambridge takes you to some gorgeous countryside, formal gardens, and the obligatory country house.
The weather has been unusually warm this week. The sun and spring-like feel to the air has rather inspired me with a bit more energy than I have had recently. While Carol, the weather person on BBC Breakfast has assured me in her lovely Scottish accent that the warm spell is unlikely to last long, I cannot help but hope we've said farewell to the cold weather at least until next year.