I did say I had met up with Brenda, yesterday ... and managed to avoid the rain. We went to Dyrham Park, near Bath.
They had the upstairs closed for maintenance, but the ground floor was interesting as it was decorated for a 17th century Christmas ... the man who had the house built was a Dutch nobleman, and a friend of William of Orange.
This bed was made for King William III to sleep in, but in the end he never visited (It cost £1,000 in 1700)
A leather hung room
One of the ceilings (looking up the staircase)
We walked out into part of the village, as you can see
There were some lovely tombs in the Church - 16th century ....
... and 15th century
We both decorated the garden, to ward off "The Lord of Misrule" ... here is Brenda, with her ribbon
Stables, which only stopped being used last year
Yes, we did walk up the hill to see the view
While there we also went to a Carol concert in the Church, which made the trip even more special.