Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowy Redbourn 1

Back Garden

Front Garden

This sums it up! A North wind!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Well...It Makes Me Smile...

This makes me smile every morning when I get in the shower - nice to see someone has a sense of humour in the packaging design department!
It's a bottle of shampoo, in case it's not obvious.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Last Photos

It wasn't all silver and white - there was some colour too!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Post 2

More of the amazing displays from last weekend.
Hope you got along to St. Leonard's Church?

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Post 1

The winter flower festival is being held at St.Leonard's Church in Flamstead this weekend.
The church porch has been turned into a wardrobe through which you enter...

All extremely clever and effective

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Hospital admitted its first babies in 1741 and was open until 1954 when it placed its last child in foster care

It was founded by Thomas Coram and was the first children's charity and first public art gallery.
When looking for funding the charity targeted the wives of wealthy men as they thought they would be more sympathetic to the cause

Lots of precious artworks

Thomas Coram who would have preferred that I'd taken a better photo

Hogarth's "Gin Lane" showing the conditions on London streets in 1751

Timeline of the Foundling Hospital showing the building of the Thomas Coram School in Swing Gate Lane in Berkhamsted in 1935

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Cotehele - The Gardens

Very well maintained gardens - lots of volunteers!

There was even a garden guide on hand for you to ask, "What's that plant"?
She had a catalogue and told us he name and which nursery to buy it from.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Cotehele - The House

Grand entrance hall

The house is famed for its tapestries

Chapel in the house

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cotehele - National Trust

Down by the 'harbour'

One of the tearooms

Inside the cargo boat

Another cargo boat

Small chapel overlooking the river

You could say it was a bit basic inside!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Looe Valley Railway

This is an excellent trip travelling from Liskeard to Looe along a very picturesque route.
It doesn't take long - but it's not very expensive!

Train at Liskeard

Looe at rather low tide