Friday morning I was torn between going back to the Cotswolds, exploring Blenheim Palace and Baddesly Clinton, all in different directions from Warwick. But common sense prevailed, and I decided to stick around Warwick.
First stop: Jamie’s office. Who wouldn’t want to work here?
As the sun was out, the Mill Garden behind Warwick Castle was open, and I had my chance to get up close with pretty flowers. There’s a £2 entry charge that you drop in the box at the gate. I even got to see the launch of the trebuchet at the castle from a distance.
Then, after a couple of rounds of Warwick town, because of diversions (the MOP fair has come to town), looking for parking, to the Lord Leycester Hospital. This is not a hospital at all, but a retirement home for ex-servicemen, with plenty of character and loads of history. And picturesque too.
Lunch was at the Tilted Wig, amidst all the chaos of the Mop set up right outside, in the town square. Then it was time to pick up Souvik, return the car, catch the train and find our way to London, to party the night away with our dear friends.