Sunday, 14 October 2018

My Garden 2018

I have finally got to posting some photos of my garden this year. Chosen just a few to give some idea of how the year has progressed

Things start to perk up when the Crab Apple blossom starts to open up

and without wishing my life away my thoughts turn to welcoming the Summer roses and more

We have over the last two years removed 15 shrubs from the garden in order to make it more manageable as we get older.
Less shrubs for me to prune, but more lawn for Alan to mow. I think I got the best deal!

We got there in the end
Wasn't sure if I would like the open spaces but now that I have got used to them I do

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk Part 3

If you have not already looked at part 1 and 2, I would suggest that you did as there is some history there as well as many photos of this magnificent house.
Starting this post with pictures of the Priest's Hole.

Priest holes were concealed spots created especially for Priests, so they could hide away safely during a time when Catholics were persecuted. Under Elizabeth I, Priests were often imprisoned , tortured, and even killed. Priest holes were especially disguised within a house to baffle search parties.

Ancient Royal robes

Another uncomfortable chair

Outdoor Chess being played

The Estate church

These paintings on the wall showed all the stations of the cross

Outside again and into the gardens

including the kitchen garden where food was grown for the family and the restaurant

Ruins of the old church

and lastly the King's bedroom
Hope you enjoyed touring this house

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk Part 2

I would suggest that if you did not read my previous post on Oxburgh Hall it would be helpful to do so as there is lots of information there.
It's a magnificent place though I would not want to live there!

All the stairways have painted walls

Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots

A very unusual chess board

I always like these kind of reflections with mirrors opposite mirors

The King's bed when he visited

These wall hangings were made by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick

Many beautiful tapestries

and a chair that I don't think would be very comfortable
Part 3 with lots more pictures next