I've been away a long time
I have been visiting...
but just a little!
On my last post I promised a giveaway
to celebrate my first year
I've had this ready since then but..
where does the time go???
A few weeks ago
I was in the Midlands visiting my mother
By the way (as an aside)
for those of you who have been longing to know
The surprise trip
my brother took Mum on for her 921/2 birthday
St Petersburgh, Russia!!
How about that then??!!
to get on with this story
Mum and I decided to visit
The first picture is of the Gatehouse
and the second as we walked through the Gatehouse and could see the house at the end of the drive
Apart from the beautiful, manicured gardens....
There were lots of little corners with statues
and parkland with deer
and a lovely knot garden
The inside of the house is well worth visiting
but we've been there so many times
that we decided to give it a miss
One really beautiful gem is....
the children's play house
There used to be
chairs and tables and beautiful little china
on the inside but....
this time it was empty..
but so pretty...don't you think??
The door looks so interesting....
The Gatehouse through the trees
and the house
so we head to the Gatehouse...
The family church through the trees
I thought you might be interested
in this beautiful home
but I also had a reason
for walking you around the grounds
(at last I hear you murmur!!)
A selection of different things....
....that I thought you might like!!
I loved this little cross-stitch kit
for a book mark
and this collection of
National Trust notecards....
and this tea towel that I also purchased from the National Trust
It has Wild Flowers of Wales...
though, unfortunately, not the Welsh names
perhaps I'll see if I can find more tea towels with Welsh names and have another giveaway later"
What do you think?
the reason I took you through Charlecote....
I bought this book years ago....
and while the author was still alive and living in the Park!!
It was so interesting and eye opening
about the way people lived in
'fashionable 19th Century society'
When I saw it in the shop I had to buy it...because...
....I loved it and hope whoever wins it
does as well....
.....I will put the names of those who are my followers, and would like to be entered,
into my husband's bowler hat
on Sun 23rd June
and get him to chose the winner
If you would like to be entered twice please mention my giveaway on your blog and, of course,
let me know!!
I hope these few gifts look as good to you as
the joy I had in buying them....