July 7th, 2018

Deborah - Portrait of Corage

Sorry Folks .... More Photos

I honestly don't know whether people want to see photos any more.  I suppose it doesn't help that I have been a bit of an intermittant LJer this year.  However I shall post a few from my 2 day birthday weekend.  If you don't want to see them, just feel free to skip.

My actual birthday was spent with Brenda ... we had a truly great day at Stourhead Stately Home. In "English" calenders the lake at Stourhead is often pictured, and it was certainly beautiful.  The house is stunning, as well ... as was the view we had from King Alfred's Tower (after climbing the 205 steps!!)

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James - Discovery Channel

The Other Day For My Birthday!

The day before my birthday, my great friend Christine, and I, went to Cotehele Stately Home. This has the advantage that the family didn't live ibn it much for a couple of centuries, so is still as it would have been in "days gone bye".  So it is basically a Tudor home, although it still has a working water mill, and quayside, to increase the interests.

We had been about 10 years ago, but at that time only part of the house was open and it was especially to show the ravages of time, tourists, bugs, cleaning, etc of fabrics of places.

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