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Kirby Hall and Rushton Triangular Lodge

Sometimes I get so excited about our adventures that I can forget the details. Important little times, like when a place actually opens. I had our day planned out: Ruston Triangular Lodge and then Althorp. I knew what time Althorp opened its gates to the public. According to my plans Rushton would open at 9....

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Quick, we have to hurry | Althorp

When I was a nine year old girl I lost my heart. I was not alone. The whole world fell in love with Lady Diana Spencer. I remember getting up on that early summer morning in a campground in Prince Edward Island and watching the wedding of the century on our tiny black and white...

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Taking an afternoon off – Farnborough Hall

Andrew has an afternoon off. He could study, but all his does is study. Some down time is badly required. You’re allowed to kidnap a spouse for their well-being…right? The sun was shining, sort of, and it was a warm day. The type of day that needs to be embraced and celebrated in England. I...

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A fortune well spent – Upton House

We have all heard stories of people who  have wasted away their millions (usually stars). I have wondered how is is possible to blow through millions of dollars.  A visit to Upton House gave me some insight. While Upton House had existed long before Walter Samuel, 2nd Lord Bearsted, bought the property in 1927 it...

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Wimpole Hall | Lambing Time – Jody Weymouth

One of the first things we did when we moved her was to join the National Trust. Our membership allows us to visit hundreds of beautiful locations. The National Trust is a charity that manages historic sites, manor houses and estates. Without the Trust, many beautiful sites within the UK would be lost to future...

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