We met up with Chris, Gill, Denise and Veronica for a trip to Stowe House. Wow! If you were going to have a place to impress your friends, this would be a pretty good contender! The weather had been very disappointing this week and we were hoping for a bit of sunshine – and as things turned out, it was a pleasantly warm day – not too hot, with a slight breeze that made it perfect for taking in the sights!
Our Guide David, did a splendid job where we learned (amongst many other facts) it is also the home of Stowe School where Richard Branson was a pupil (although RB’s quoted as saying he didn’t like it much!)
If the place looked impressive from the outside, then inside was even more-so. No expense had been spared! So much so that the family eventually went bankrupt! But I bet they even did that in style – impressive!
By now we were all ‘toured-out’ and we headed back for the car to pick up the picnic bits and settled down to a lavish feast of our own. Yummy!
Then it was a final look round the grounds (by then, the camera battery had given up!), and then back to Chris and Gill’s for tea and cake including a yummy home-made chocolate delight courtesy of Veronica… Oh, and a couple of cucumbers from Chris’ hydroponics venture!
All-in-all, a fantastic day… but we came home shattered!
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!
My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community.
But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure!
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