So, who would like to try to tell
Where we went out for tea?
Or might proclaim to know quite well
This building’s century?
New Forest’s offered as a clue,
And let me make it clear
The edifice is much more new
Than it might here appear.
In Manor House in which we dined
A week or so ago
One is a great deal more inclined
Antiquity to know.
This one dates back a goodly spell,
To fifteenth century,
With structure still sound as a bell,
As one may plainly see.
‘Twas here we took granddaughter for
A celebration treat
Straight ‘A’s in GCSE saw
Us think it rather neat!
Her college days began today;
She thought it rather fun –
Her chosen workload far away
Would make me want to run!
© Colonialist September 2011 (Letterdash/WordPress)