I have been on my local travels lately – the winter has been getting me down. All that drab rain and slushy mess all over the place. The focus of my last visit was to a country house that has a quite well known garden school – they open up for two weeks in the spring to show off a spectacular display of snowdrops and early hellebores.
I also enjoyed a chance invite to look around the owner’s home – I’m now a season ticket holder for the gardens. I was able to soak up the atomosphere of truly ancient furniture in the house. The feeling that everything belonged and had been there for so long made me feel complete and deadly envious! To be able to live in a very old manor house that has been in a family for centuries and to touch and feel the furniture that just belongs there was a wonderfully restorative process for me!