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Enchanted Saltram

Saltram House Plymouth.

each Christmas we try to do as many places as we can, they are an amazing joy. and it keeps the child in me alive, each time I look at the pictures it brings back memories.

Every room was another fairy tale and the gardens were lit with many coloured changing lights.

It was a magical experience with thousands of fairy lights and decorations. The photos don’t really do justice to the experience.

A wonderful night full of magic.

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Lanhydrock Victorian Christmas

It’s that time of year again where all the National Trust properties get out their decorations. I try to go to as many as I can so there will be a few of these, also as I don’t have a lot of time to update this blog the photos will probably continue well past Christmas as I catch up.

Lanhydrock has a group of staff who are dedicated enough to also create all the food for the houses decoration, something which surprised me. So any food shown in these following photos is real.

The recipes are also original recipes from the time, the mincemeat one surprised me, I wonder when the meat was removed.

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Dunster Castle

We visited Dunster castle while away for the weekend.

It’s a beautiful castle, you can see it from the road as you travel to Minehead.

The gardens leading up to the castle are beautiful and the rooms inside are furnished.

The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day.

Sometimes when I am wondering around places like this I wonder why we feel the need to look for beauty in other countries when we have places like this on our own doorsteps.

While there we saw statues of Blacamores holding lamps, and it made me realise how one person’s normality and expected behaviour can become another’s appalling behaviour.

And also while I didn’t take a picture of it there was a portrait of a lady of the house with her breast on view. That did make me laugh, covered from head to toe and yet able to have a semi naked portrait on display, again times change and so do customs and behavioural values.

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