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A Christmas Trip 
29th-Dec-2018 04:55 pm
Riding Jaykub
Well I did say, after my depressing post yesterday, that I would post photos.

Christine and I went to Knightshayes Court on the Saturday before Christmas ... a lovely trip (although all my trips with her are always fun).  We had been a couple of years ago, but wanted to see it decorated for a Victorian Christmas.  Each room had a fact sheet about a specific detail about the celebration.

We also stayed so that we could see the lit grounds, and were not dissappointed at all

The house
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The library
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The dining room
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The Snooker Table had a train set on it
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I loved the idea of Santa Clau going to Church
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Apparently with themistletoe, when you steal a kiss you have to take one of the berries, and when they have all gone, then no more kissing!
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In the grounds ... this model is a similar size to my 2 boys ... Miss you Jaykub & DJ
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Love the topiary
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29th-Dec-2018 05:07 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Now I want to come visit.
31st-Dec-2018 03:53 pm (UTC)
*g* ... putting the kettle on, ready for your visit!

29th-Dec-2018 05:44 pm (UTC)
Wonderful photos, as always. Thanks for sharing your visits to these grand houses.

I like small horses. So much easier to get on and off.
31st-Dec-2018 03:55 pm (UTC)
We are so lucky in Europe - so much to see, although sadly a lot of people just ignore what's around them.

Yes, I did like ponies. As I worked at the stables part time I had to ride other horses, but give me a pony nearer the ground ... the bump is less when you leave unexpectedly!!!!
29th-Dec-2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
It looks beautiful. Is that really a womble on the mantelpiece in the second picture or am I imagining things ?
31st-Dec-2018 04:02 pm (UTC)
LOL - we thought it was a womble when we saw it, but it is some form of bird ... so, sorry, you wouldn't get free entry if you gave your LJ name!

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30th-Dec-2018 12:22 am (UTC)
That place looks really nice! I love the lighting in those last photos. And the horse.
31st-Dec-2018 04:04 pm (UTC)
I am so glad that a few of my night photos came out as the colours were stunning.

A couple of years ago when we went the horse was in a field ... but nicer here where we could see his close up. Beautiful work.
30th-Dec-2018 08:09 am (UTC)
What a lovely idea! Old houses look fabulous dressed up. I love that horse statue.
31st-Dec-2018 04:05 pm (UTC)
A few of the National Trust properties have made the effort this year (the advantage of being members, I have been determined to get my money's worth!!

A couple of years ago when we went the horse was in a field ... but nicer here where we could see his close up. Beautiful work
30th-Dec-2018 10:37 am (UTC)
I love the wicker horse!
31st-Dec-2018 04:06 pm (UTC)
A couple of years ago when we went the horse was in a field ... but nicer here where we could see his close up. Beautiful work
31st-Dec-2018 09:03 pm (UTC)
The day time photos were really cool and then it became MAGICAL with the lights. What a lovely day out. :)
1st-Jan-2019 11:39 am (UTC)
It really was a great day ... so glad the weather was kind to us, as well
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