I left my latest book around my folks yesterday so without anything to read I picked up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. My friend Min is fainting with shock. Anyway I waiting for someone to fit me an aerial for digital and you know what ? I am enjoying it!!
So the chap came and went and as I have a week off at home I went to Ickworth in Suffolk.
The house is a rotunda (used to house the collection) with two arms leading off it to two buildings used by the family. Its very attractive, today one building is a restaurant and the other is a hotel. If I tell you a standard double is £310 per night or £185 for a single (you get a paper included). Let me say that I am unlikely to be staying there. Only time I'd spend that sort of money is for an engagement on the like!!
Anyway some photos.
The following were taken with a different lens for Twitchy's benefit.
It was a lovely day and my walk around the grounds saw me stop, and sit soak up the sun and read. The walled garden has a vinyard and I picked up a bottle each of the 2004 and 2005 walled garden white. The 2004 got a Bronze Medal in the English and Welsh Wine of the Year and the 2005 got the President's Trophy.
I popped into the new restaurant for a cup of tea and scone before heading home.
I found on looking at the photos on the pc I had got dust on my sensor!! So time to try my new sensort cleaner - dust aid. Seems to have worked ok!