We had quite a luxurious spread over the Christmas and New Year period. Thank goodness our servants were fit and able.
Okay I fibbed a bit, the photos are of Lanhydrock House in Cornwall - well other than the photo above. The gentleman on the ground is my grandfather!
I never knew him as he died long before I was born. He was considerably older than my grandmother. When they married she was very young and he was a widower. I have written about him previously, see my post: My Grandad, Vintage Coincidence & Reincarnation. Though I never knew him I feel a strong connection with him. Anyway, lets wander around Lanhydrock House. Lots of pots and pans for the cook.
I guess this is where the crocks got washed, not quite so posh below stairs.
Ah! A bedroom at Lanhydrock House, a bit too fussy for my taste.
The bathroom adjoining the bedroom.
Let's take a look outdoors. This is the gatehouse dating way back to 1651.
And, obviously, there just had to be a driveway leading up to the gatehouse.
There's lots of elbow room in the grounds. I believe this stretches to well over 800 acres.
That's it, a brief look at Lanhydrock House which is managed by the National Trust.
Nearly forgot, I haven't wished everyone a Happy New Year as yet, so Happy New Year!
Wonder what 2022 will bring? Hopefully Long Life and Happiness.
Writing that reminded me of of my Grandmother, the wife of of my grandfather whom I mentioned earlier in this post - she definitely had long life, as she lived to 103!
She had great strength of character. When a mere 83 she had an accident when trying to hang some new curtains in her bedroom - while standing on a wobbly chair.
She fell to the ground and was on her own for nearly eight hours. Her hip was broken and she had pneumonia. Eventually she was rushed to hospital. Doctors suggested that her family should visit her, as she wasn't expected to live.
Grandmother proved them wrong and was soon out of hospital. She went on to live for another twenty years!
Character and strength of mind do seem to be essential for long life.
The picture below is of the telegram sent by the Queen to my grandmother on her 100th birthday. I remember she wasn't that impressed!
Anyway, mustn't ramble on - thanks for visiting my blog. All good wishes ~ Mike.