Yesterday I had a lovely day at Grey’s Court celebrating my birthday. Grey’s is a gorgeous little manor house with the best tea rooms I have ever come across. The cake was awesome. Some historic houses, like my lovely Ashdown, are predominantly from one historical period but Grey’s Court is the most wonderful mixture of everything, from the medieval Great Tower to the Tudor rooms with their Georgian alterations. It’s also a really “homely” stately home and definitely the sort of place I could imagine living in! I loved the Cromwellian stables, dating from the time that Roundhead troops were stationed at Greys during the Civil War and the Dower House which was also know as the Bachelors’ Hall at one point in its history and has the carving over the door: “”Melius nil coelibe vita”, ”Nothing is better than the celibate life”!
Whilst I was there I picked up a couple gifts to give away, a little notepad (always useful!) and a box of beautiful blue and white patterned cards (assuming anyone sends cards rather than emails these days!) I’d like to give them away to one commenter on the blog to celebrate my birthday and to thank everyone for coming here to chat to me! So if you would like to enter the drawing just tell me whether you still write letters and cards in these electronic times!
Whilst I am on the subject of contests, don’t miss my website contest this month if you would like to treat yourself to a gorgeous bouquet of summer flowers!