Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
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... for the show and how it is used by the actual Carnarvon family.
After the castle tour we were herded down to the basement for the tour of the Egyptian artifacts brought back by the 5th Earl. I definitely didn't expect to see a real mummy today, but there was King Tut next to his golden sarcophagus, encased in glass in the basement. Mummies in the basement. Happy thought indeed.
After my inside tours I was hungry, so I stopped by the tea room ...
... this now, before the trees started putting out leaves and flowering for spring. I think it's better for them to be pruned in the winter - or at least that was the understanding I had from my gardener.
So we set out to trim our branches. Because of the golfers, we waited until very late in the afternoon to do it, so we wouldn't bother them. And because it's still winter, we ended up trimming them in the dark! ...
... War I officers) have been used in the show.
Apparently, there is filming happening at the castle tomorrow!
The Egyption exhibit downstairs in the old staff quarters was very interesting, too. The 5th Earl of Carnavon (the rich castle people...) discovered Tutankhamen's tomb with Henry Carter... I knew the name, but I hadn't known there was a connection with Highclere!
After making several keenly-anticipated ...
Helsinki- Stockholm and St. Petersburg
My daughter and my trip august 12-18, 2012
Been looking forward to this trip for a long time because it meant I get to travel with one
of my two favorite people, my daughter. Gone, thank heavens, are the days when we traveled together and practically butted heads the entire time. Now it is fun and a joy to travel with her and also with my husband ...
Mucking out the Water Feature
June 10, 2012
Sunday – we were supposed to have a driving lesson today but our instructor texted in sick – after we were already at our pick up location and ready to go. OH Well, gave us the Sunday free for other things. We decided that we needed to practice our barbeque skills on some good British Beef since it isn't always ...