Sunday, 29 August 2010

A Grand day out in Great Malvern.

So the back story is that I travel on the same train to work as 3 collegues. For the last 3 years we have joked about staying on the train instead of getting of in Oxford and ending up where it terminates. This happens to be a little town called Great Malvern and on tuesday this week we finally did it! Thankfully we managed to pick the only good day of the week and were blessed with bright sunshine. What a beautiful place Great Malvern is! If you are inclined to hill walk there are huge hills in abundance.

If you like history there is a Priory, St Anne's Well and lots of stunning architecture.

If you like to shop there are quirky little shops and antique/vintage shops a gogo, and finally if you like to eat there are plenty of establishments to satisfy the most discerning palate. As we are all inclined towards everything but the hill walking we happily browsed shops, took in the history and ate!
I bought myself a lovely little cocktail ring in this amazing vintage store we found.
I also feel in love with this stunning 1930's evening dress but it was too expensive for me and sadly way to small.

After a lovely lunch in The Unicorn pub we decided it was time for some culture and went to the Priory. It has an amazing peaceful atmosphere and was just beautiful. I loved the 14th centuary tiles, the star painted vaulted ceilling and the tapestry. Sadly after that it was time to head home. The weather had turned and we were to full from lunch to go for the planned afternoon tea.As it turned out it was a good thing we left when we did, there were problems with the trains and it took us quite some time to finally get back to Oxford let alone home.

As we had time to kill in Oxford between trains we decamped to Cafe Coco for delicious cocktails!

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