Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Blackpool 2

"Albert and the Lion" pub (Stanley Holloway)

Yes, they still have donkeys!



Trams!

Sunset before we left

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Blackpool 1

 
Contented Virgin Trains passenger

Special "Tilting Ale"

Views from the top of the tower







Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Wrest Park 2

Summerhouse at the end of the lake

View from the summerhouse back to the house


Immaculate gardens - volunteers!

Grand staircase in the house

View to the summerhouse from the house

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Wrest Park 1

The origin of the "Vauxhall Wyvern"

Here's the Wyvern

Wrest Park House



Folly and swimming pool in the gardens

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Bletchley Park

All is revealed - we think... 

Of course, you have to sample the special beer!

Various offices in the mansion



Bletchley Park

Very detailed lecture about the code breaking machines

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Coton Manor Gardens 2

Yes, they've got flamingos!

Just some of the blooms






Saturday, 2 September 2017

Coton Manor Gardens 1

Coton Manor is, not too surprisingly, in Coton, Northamptonshire

The gardens are immaculate with the help of quite a few volunteers of course





 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Gorhambury House

This is Gorhambury House near St. Albans.

Not a bad view from your front door step?
Unfortunately no photography was allowed inside the house which was a great shame as it was absolutely amazing.

Then we were allowed to visit Old Gorhambury House

Which once looked like this:

But now looks like this:

Just the entrance porch left basically