For my birthday, my wonderful partner made me a little voucher. It said:
Birthday Voucher for ONE MYSTERY EXPERIENCE DAY OUT
It was all beautifully decorated and everything. So today i redeemed my voucher! :)
We went on the train to Portchester (i somehow had a feeling we’d be going to Portchester because i love castles and i’ve always said i’d like to see Portchester Castle). My partner made a big deal of teasing me, making me think we were getting off at Fareham …! Also, when we got to Portchester, we went entirely the opposite way from the castle, up the hill. It was a fairly steep climb, but it meant we got to see this view of Portsmouth Harbour:
Later on we joined a walk organised by the English Heritage – a guided tour of the old buildings in Castle Street leading up to Portchester Castle. There are some really interesting and beautiful cottages:
The castle is really lovely, and the grounds are so peaceful inside the castle walls.
We also had a tour of St Mary’s Priory, which is situated in the castle grounds and is nearly 900 years old.
Here i am, just outside the castle walls, on the shore of Portsmouth Harbour. I’m showing off my new Songbird tshirt! :)
Thank you so much to my beloved, for a wonderful mystery experience day out! :D