The Castle Hotel
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... 10 days in Fontainebleau climbing with our new buddy Piotr. Then we had our Eurostar adventure back to London and now I'm writing this at the end of a few days in Hatherop which have included the beautiful wedding of Cousin Dave and Lovely Tara.
Today we are heading back to London and tomorrow it's train time again. We have really only been in London fleetingly, so huge apologies that we didn't arrange to catch up ...
... for the wealthy who wanted a home in Bath when they came to take advantage of the curative waters at the baths. The first of these houses is now a museum open to the public. It is appointed with Georgian furnishings and shows how the wealthy would have lived here as well as their servants. For instance it was the height of fashion for a lady to shave her eyebrows and paste on carefully trimmed strips of ...
... tour didn’t finish until after 1 pm. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Subway and used the bathrooms. You had to buy something to get the code that would unlock the restroom!
After lunch we went to the 500 year old Abbey. It was bombed by Germany in World War II in retaliation for the Allied bombing of history sites in Germany. The Abbey was all but destroyed, however it was restored in the 1950s and 60s and it ...
I was fortunate to have been surrounded by Scandinavian, efficient cleanliness and thoughtful décor in my childhood homes. I associated order and harmony with safety and love. As an artist the visual impact of places is primary, with aroma a close second. Yet alongside this basic formative experience, a fear of the opposite took up residence deep in my psyche.
About 12 years ago I became of aware of it in a general way. ...
... and the
support of good people. Leaving structured religion and an incompatible
marriage, actively being the healing agent in the curing of my depression had
all been momentous and required courage. But this, this was something
previously unthinkable, something completely outside my comfort zone, and I had
left no real safety net. If I had, let’s say a house, a portable job, or ...