Up there alongside Hughenden, Grays Court is one of our favourite National Trust properties to visit. We visited earlier this week and enjoyed a few hours walking around the gardens and woods with Miss Tilly. The house is currently closed, but you can learn a little about the family who owned it here. Although the … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Greys Court
We returned recently to Greys Court in Oxfordshire to spend the day with our oldest friends. It seems that it’s a perfect location, whatever the time of year. We all enjoyed touring the house, especially as there was an exhibition about Lady Brunner’s childhood. I’d have liked to have met her, as it sounds as … Continue reading Greys Court in Autumn
During June (2nd – 24th), the Oxford Sculptors Group is showcasing a exhibition of works in the gardens of Greys Court. You’re probably not surprised to learn that the Labrador silhouette was my favourite.
The beautiful Greys Court is just outside Henley-on-Thames, around an hour’s drive from West London, and we recently spent several happy hours there. Obviously, it helped that the weather was stunning on the day we visited.Sir Felix and Lady Brunner bought the house in the late 1930s and raised their four sons there. During the … Continue reading Greys Court
With the lifting of some aspects of the UK lockdown, the National Trust has reopened some of its sites and introduced a booking system for visitors. Keen for a change of scenery and a chance to go out in the car, we booked a visit to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. (Our favourites – Hughenden and … Continue reading A Socially-Distanced Return to Waddesdon Manor
Two miles from beautiful Broadway lies Snowshill Manor. We visited recently (at our third attempt) and met up with my God Daughter and her family.I’ve only ever heard good things about Snowshill and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a sixteenth century country house, best known for its twentieth century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric man who … Continue reading Snowshill Manor
The Boy Child has a set of 6×8 albums recording his school days and I have just begun volume 3 (there’s an album for each school). The greatest change for him, aside from leaving mainstream education, is that he (we) goes (go) to school on a London bus. And that definitely needs to be included … Continue reading Scrapping in 2018 #13
I’ve recently added a double page spread to our 2018 album about visiting the utterly fabulous Greys Court.There was yet another page for the various albums containing spreads about Washington, DC. The design below was one that I upsized from a spread in my Traveler’s Notebook.
Week 29: We spent a few more hours walking through the woods at Hughenden. We had an unexpected photo opportunity with Cachirulo and Los Pequeños. We were invited for socially-distanced drinks in a friend’s garden and The Boy Child was invited to take a dip … I made a flip card to record the story. … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 29 and 30