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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2017

…the walled garden in pictures

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 28th 2017

… on a autumn day

Today was the first time that I have had an opportunity to take my new car out for a leisurely drive. I decided to go to Attingham Park after lunch and perhaps indulge in an afternoon ‘naughty cake’ delight whilst I was there.

I took my small camera with me thinking that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2017

When I finished work at the end of June I had lots of plans for the summer months, including days out in the sun. The summer didn’t quite happen and there has hardly a day gone by without rain at some point during the day. I have enjoyed my time; having space for myself, clearing [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2017

For two days, in September 1651, the destiny of Britain was decided within the walls of Moseley Old Hall.

In January 1649 Charles I had been executed in Whitehall, the monarchy had been abolished and the country declared a Commonwealth. The hopes of the Royalist Cause now rested on the shoulders of his eighteen-year-old son, Charles [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 2017

A signboard next to these carefully crafted and decorated wooden objects informs that they are a pair of commodes:

The name is taken from the French word for a chest of drawers. They were introduced during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and the style was adopted in the mid-1700s when French fashions became popular [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2017

After Croome Court passed out of the hands of the Coventry family it had several owners each leaving their mark as can be seen in different rooms around the house.

In 1921 the 9th Earl set up the Croome Estate Trust, in order to ensure that the 15,000 acre estate would be preserved. However, in 1939, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 5th 2017

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