Updated: Apr 6, 2020
Last week my friend Sarah and I took a drive to The Cotswolds. We had picked out a few villages we wanted to stop in and with wall to wall blue skies we knew we were in for a good day.
We started the day in Chipping Campden, which is just the most beatiful little town, where everyone's gardens are spilling over with beautiful flowers and all the shops stock lovely unique homewares.
We wandered around enjoying the sunshine before stopping for a lemonade to cool off.
All the while admiring the blooms from every angle.
Next on our agenda was a lavender farm in the sleepy village of Snowshill. I've wanted to go here for ages, but the purple fields only bloom for a few weeks each year. We were at the early end of this year's season, but luckily all this scorching weather has sped things along, so we were able to wander through the fields in a lilac daze.
They won't be harvesting until August so if you get a chance go! There's a distillery and tea room on site to, you can even try lavender flavoured ice cream. Think purple errrrything.
Our last stop of the day was the classic Stow-on-the-Wold, for a late lunch and a crisp cold glass of wine in the beer garden at The Stag. Stow is always a winner with it's great range of pubs and shops. It also has a great central location to use as a base to explore the rest of the Cotswolds if you're here for a few days.
We of course popped via Roly's Fudge to satisfy our sweet tooth before heading home to slip into a lavender induced slumber (I don't think I've ever slept so well!)