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The first hint of Charles Wade is seen even before entering the house: the post-box to the left of the door carries his coat of arms together with his motto NEQUID PEREAT, which means ‘Let nothing perish’. The phrase not only reflects the purpose of the collection but also the way in which Wad went [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 19th 2014

Built in the 15th century and extended several times since, Snowshill Manor owes its current form to many people but above all to Charles Paget Wade, who restored it to house his collection, displaying what were to him the essentials of colour, design and craftsmanship.
Nestling in  the head of a Cotswold valley, Snowshill Manor has [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 18th 2014

Life presents us with sunshine if we remember to look.

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 29th 2014

After breakfast we checked out and Mum got chatting to the receptionist.  The topic of her broken leg cropped up and it turned out that the receptionist who was from Brisbane had been working as a physiotherapist before taking time off to go travelling. Her travelling has currently paused whilst she is working in Salisbury.
We [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 14th 2014

All the effects of Nature are only the mathematical consequences of a small number of immutable laws.
Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749 – 1827)

19 Comments CherryPie on Mar 31st 2013

The prompt for this weeks theme was:
An Entrance.
But to where?
Sometimes, they are
just so beautiful.
This week, pay attention to
Where will they take you?
What will you find on the other side?

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2012

Nothing of value is free.  Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain.
Robert A. Heinlein

12 Comments CherryPie on May 15th 2011

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