I had read in a magazine about this old estate Kraaybeekerhof near Utrecht. Asked my friend Eva and so we went last saturday to Driebergen. This wasn't so easy, because around the city Utrecht they changed all kind of roads so the navigation got all confused. And so did we. Oh my.
The estate is a house that has a restaurant and there is a countryshop, which really is a tent with fresh produce from the huge allotment. It's all very beautiful.
We started with lunch and because it rained, we also had a piece of cake afterwords. We had to wait for the rain to stop you know. It was delicious!
There was a small restaurant inside, but you could also sit outside, for example here at the waterside.
I had read in the magazine that there was a stroll there for 5km, so that's what we did. Just when we walked of the estate we saw a antique store and of course that was a nice start of the stroll.
Another estate in the neighbourhood.
Eva read the map and I took pictures. Here she has a heart to heart with Mary.
It was a very nice stroll and everywhere there we the most beautifull little bridges.
Why there was a fence around this tree, no idea, but it looked very special in the middle of the woods.
After the walk we took the back entrance of the estate, at the allotment, where you could see this sign "stop rushing". That was exactly how we felt, totally relaxed, só nice.
They had made a little ladder from branches and it said "highway to heaven". Cute.
Allemaal biologische bloemen, groente en fruit natuurlijk.
Of course all the flowers, fruits and vegetables are organic..
Ben je aan het opletten of zit je te scrollen? Er staat een bij op die foto hè!
Are you paying attention or are you scrolling? There is a bee in the picture, you know!.
Two shovels making a cute picture.....
Toen we terugkwamen van de wandeling waren alle tafeltjes aan de waterkant gedekt en gereserveerd. Wat een idyllisch plekje om te dineren.
Wij snakten naar thee en hebben er voor de tweede keer die dag wat lekkers bij genomen. Er was vast wel een onsje af van het wandelen hoor. Eva kreeg helemaal inspiratie van de manier waarop we de thee kregen. Thuis heeft zij ook verschillende theesoorten, maar allemaal in saaie bakjes. Zo'n kistje met glazen weckpotjes is veel leuker!
We were dying for a cup of tea and we took something sweet with it for the second time that day. I'm sure we lost an ounce or so during the walk. Eva got inspired by the way the tea was presented. At home she also has different kinds of tea, but in boring containers. A case like this with the glass jars is so much nicer!
Wat een topdag Eef en wat een mooi stukje Nederland.
I'll finish with this gorgeous old greenhouse.
What an awsome day Eef and what a beautifull part of Holland.