The Romania beauty celebrated her birthday in style on the terrace of the Vineyard Hotel,
200 years old and originally the country home of Lady Anne Barnard
Tiers of treats arrived, silver pots for tea with teabags made from silk,
The terrace is full on a Sunday, a long lunch tables under the big tree, children appearing like nymphs from the lush garden, toweled guests strolling across the lawn to the pool.
A couple of hours later.....deliciously languid and in need of exercise we followed the cobbled paths into the shady garden- there were bridges to cross and ponds with stepping stones to negotiate.
I loved the continual flow of people, towards late afternoon some arrived for just tea and scones, others to enjoy the solace of the garden with a glass of a wine.