Saturday, July 10, 2010

Visit to Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe with my friend Natalie

Last Sunday, Tony and l went to see my friend Natalie and we went to a National Trust House called Hughenden Manor in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.It was the home of the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disaeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. The reason we were there, was because l wanted to see Natalie before she goes  home to France, in a few weeks..will miss herx

The countryside around the house were so English and Jane Austin!
The cattle were so friendly that when you went up to them, usual they would move away, these creatures let you stroke them and talk to them..amazingly tame! Love their eyes, so gently looking.
As we moved away towards the house, this cow turned around and looked at us as if to say.."You looking at me?" Ha
Can you see the rabbit in this was so cute?

This is the amazing house, we had a quick look homely looking and very warm and welcoming. Not what l had expected at all.
This next image is of the rear of the building..reminded me a lot of my old boarding school. Natalie being artistic! The lavender was gorgeous and reminded me of this time last year, at my son and Gemma's wedding in Cornwall.
The gardens were well kept and  full of beautiful flowers. Not my choice of colours, a bit too bright for me but seemed to suit this building some how.
During the 2nd World War, this house was a place of interest to the enemy, so a lot of the above ground windows were blocked in. This window is one of the few that is still blocked up.
There were a lot of honey bees and bumble bees around, which l was so happy to see, as they are in short supply in a lot of areas in the UK.
This was one of the few "kept" area of the land around the house...very beautiful place.
While we were having a coffee and yes..l have to admit..a piece of cake...we saw this dog and his sunglasses! He didn't seem to be upset by having them put on him by his young owner!.
The surroundings of this house were so beautiful and as l said earlier.....So Jane Austin!!!

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