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The Grounds

10 April 2012

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Here are some of my favourite garden views taken in cornish national trust gardens. The magnolias were magnificent with their large teardrop petals and the gunnera were just about large enough to use as umbrellas. …READ MORE…

Downstairs

7 April 2012

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As I wander around the kitchen, dairy, and laundry room I start thinking about all the gardeners that must of lived and worked here with their potting sheds, seed tins, favourite tools, notebooks etc, now that’s something I would love to see.

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Upstairs

7 April 2012

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I have visited 3 cornish national trust properties in the last week, Lanhydrock, Trerice and Glendurgan, all lovely in their own way and all hosting easter egg hunts for kids so we now have a enviable collection of  6 large Cadbury eggs. It got me thinking when looking around the houses about whether I would of preferred upstairs or downstairs living? Whilst upstairs is grand and opulent it does seem a little bit dull but down below the huge copper pans, salmon moulds, brushes for everything, and dark lead sinks get my vote every time.

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