Last week was half-term and we headed off for Cheshire - the land of black and white houses! First we stopped off at Little Moreton Hall which is a crazy patchwork of patterns.
The designer/architect seems to have gone mad with a wing added on here and an extra window bay jutting out there.
I could just stand and gawp at this all day! It's like some film set designer's idea of Merry Olde Englande rather than an actual family home.
From there we headed to what must be the capital of black and white buildings - Chester!
The main streets are lined with timber-framed shops, even if inside there's nothing more exciting than an average high street clothing store.
There are even covered walkways at first floor level with shops behind them - an excellent idea as it soon started to rain.
|The rather famous clock over the Eastgate|