Hello followers! I say that very loosely of course and with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek!
We spent last Saturday at Kingston Lacy in the fine county of Dorset. It was the first day of opening for the house owned and operated by The National Trust. It is a lavish 17th century family home built to resemble an Italian Palace and is set in a 8500 hectare estate. Not bad too, plenty to see if you like architecture, artefacts and gardens. We were even treated to period music & dance in the form of a demonstration of the Frances Bankes Ball which was commonly held in the late 18th century. The audience was encouraged to participate following the demonstration. I bravely took charge of the camera and Jill's handbag whilst Jill was whisked off down the line. Most enjoyable.
Following our tour of the house, we ventured into the grounds for a walk through the woods to the kitchen gardens on the other side of the estate. We passed a field of young bulls that were very obliging for my lens, as can been seen in the new work gallery. At the kitchen garden we found a rather large sow with her young brood of walking bangers and bacon, not long now to their guest appearance in the farm shop!
Anyway, you are probably now bored and about to fall asleep, so I will say goodbye until the next time. Goodbye my 3 followers, yes as many as 3 I hear you cry!
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