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A Day off Together…..

Lodge Park

Lodge Park

My husband Bill and I had a date today! I know it sound crazy but when you work together it is possible to be ships that pass…….We have had a very busy time since Christmas and planned today to be unplanned…...
A late start to the day, coffee and porridge and then off to Lodge Park, a National Trust property less than ten miles from our home. Restored in 1995, it was both a surprise and a joy. Built as a grandstand to watch Deer Coursing in the 17th century it is real Cotswold gem.

Great room

The Great Room

This beautiful room, now fully restored, opens on to a large balcony where Crump Dutton’s guests would gamble on events below. The magnificent fire place is a replica and was added only a few years ago. The views from the balcony are lovely and from the roof even better. We had lunch out and then went to visit our chums, David and Jan Cohen who have run Burford Needlecraft for ever and are retiring on Easter Saturday. We wish them a long and busy retirement! It is thought that Burford Needlecraft will continue but who knows…………fingers crossed!

Date posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

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What a lovely ‘date’ for you and Hubby, and a lovely house. Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Marian on Sunday, March 22, 2015

Looks lovely. Hope you had a restful day.

Comment by Mary Charman on Friday, April 3, 2015

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