Today I spent the day with my mother exploring Thomas Hardy's Cottage in Higher Brockhampton, Dorchester. Visiting Thomas Hardy's Cottage is something that I have always wanted to do and it really is absolutely beautiful and definatly worth a visit. The cottage is adorable and the gardens and orchard are beautiful! We also went for lunch where my parents went for their first date when they met 35 years ago which was so lovely! Here is a few pictures from our day in the country.