Not to be a Debbie Downer, but this was one trip I could've skipped. No pictures are allowed in the house, which is a let down--I mean it's a S E T......for like--the whole world, ya know? We allll see it on TV so what's the deal? Oh---I know what the deal is, a "guide book" that's only 9.50 Sterling-- (about $20).
It was also way over crowded, which I did not expect since the tickets are timed and were supposedly "exclusive" and limited. Why there was a ticket booth selling more tickets on the day of then? Oh yeah--more money to be made. Never mind.
So, these are the best pictures I took, as most of the time I was forbidden to get out my camera. All in all I'm glad I got to see it, see the house, read the history, and experience the gardens and grounds. But a quick tip---don't buy the cappuccinos or coffee! Ewwe.
Here's a sample of the drive experience: warning! This could possibly deter you from childbearing.
I basically copied a heat pack I was given my my friend Heather a few years ago, mine has a lovely purple velvet on the back. I love this thing! I take it to bed every night. Seriously. The smell relaxes my frenzy, plus I think it keeps spiders away. LOL
To finish things off, I'm posting pics of a quilt I made for a friend. She gave me these Alice in Wonderland tea towels to incorporate into the quilt. I decided (after messing up the first tea towel by cutting it) that I would simply piece around the towels with mixtures of linen and cotton giving it a vintage look. I like it, and it's quite huge--so I think it will be lovely to throw over whilst reading or something lovely like that.... Picture it darlings. ;)