Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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At Least I Bring Photos Today

As I said earlier in the week, Christine and I had a great day out near Plymouth - we went to Saltram House, which for any of us who have seen the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility will recognise it, as the scenes were filmed both outside & inside the property.

So, whether you have seen Jane Austen come to the screen, or not, then here is the actual place - enjoy

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The fireplace in the entry hall
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Lounge - the Axminster Carpet is in the process of being renovated.  It was designed to mirror the Robert Adam ceiling
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red Drawing Room
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The Library
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The dining room, desogned by Robert Adams
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Chinese Drawing Room
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The kitchens
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Just love those plate racks behind Christine
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Orangery


So a beautiful and historical house.

With Covid we weren't able to go upstaires, so that means I have the excuse to return again soon!  Most of the stately homes have problems with one way systems up and down staires.  I think that over the "missing" year quite a few of the volunteers have disappeared.


I have ahd a couple of good days at work, although twisted my foot again yesterday, so that isn't so brilliant.  I don't suppose it helps that in the afternoon I walked to the cemetery (and caught the bus home) to lay flowers on Mum's grave as it was the 6th anniversary of her being called Home.

When I got back I phoned Auntie Mary (Mum's best friend) and had an hour of laughs ... she is always fun to chat to. 

So, I am missing a day -


29. What is one thing that you refuse to ever do in your lifetime?
Hold a tarantula (or in fact even go into an insect house in a zoo)

30. Which one of your friends is the most outgoing?
I would say on first contact, Toni, but she like me is good at covering true characters.  So, Ceri who I work with is the person I would go with.


Now, I must get those icons finished before I turn off.  I will try to catch up with you all later, but if not I promise I will tomorrow
Tags: camera, daily meme, day trip, injury, mum, national trust, work
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