Batsford is situated one and a half miles outside Moreton in the Marsh. Moreton is a pretty Cotswold town awash with honey-coloured buildings, antique shops and tea rooms. On Tuesdays there is a traditional market. But we were there to see the trees. And they didn't disappoint. I wish that I was a better photographer but this is a taste of what we saw.
It was all so peaceful and beautiful.
We walked and we talked and we sat on this bench and drank coffee laced with Frangelico and ate chocolate. (If you've never tried Frangelico I highly recommend it. It's a hazelnut liqueur produced in Italy and comes in a great bottle too - modelled in the form of a Franciscan friar).
Sometimes all you need is a day out, doing something different, maybe on your own or with people you love. Sometimes that's all it takes to cheer you up, to get back on track.
We came home feeling re-invigorated and happy, just from one short day. How brilliant is that?
So I'll finish with this song which was first written and recorded in 1944. Johhny Mercer's lyrics may go back a long way but to 'Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive' is still a pretty good thing to try and do.
Next week I plan to write about what you can learn from looking at your feet!