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One of my aspirations after I took early retirement was to become a volunteer in the Visitor Reception Area at Attingham Park. I regularly checked volunteer opportunities at Attingham but the result was always ‘no volunteering opportunities currently available’.
Then we had Covid-19 interrupting normality leading me to stop checking for volunteering opportunities.
In early January this [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 2024

… Attingham Park decked out for Christmas

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 4th 2023

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Blaise Pascal

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 8th 2023

Taking advantage of a Christmas gift voucher we had Afternoon Tea at David Austin Roses. The weather was perfect, after several rainy days the sun came out allowing us to enjoy the gardens before indulging in tasty treats in the tea room.

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2023

Petworth House in the parish of Petworth, West Sussex, England, is a late 17th-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin.[2] It contains intricate wood-carvings by Grinling Gibbons (d. 1721). It is the manor house of the manor of Petworth. For centuries it [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 14th 2023

Our last breakfast in the Grand, as was the first, was enjoyed in the quiet space of the Cyan restaurant rather than the main breakfast room.
It was then time for Mr C to pick up our car and bring it to the front of the hotel whilst I waited in the room for the concierge [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2023

We had lunch at Chirk Castle followed by a walk around the gardens and woodland area. Due to it being bank holiday Monday the cafe’s main seating areas were busy. We found the secret additional seating area which was almost empty allowing us to enjoy our lunch in a calm oasis away from the hustle [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 31st 2023

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