Sunday, August 3, 2008

Been away...

My poor neglected blog... I've been busy the past month. First there was an unexpected trip to the UK, and then I went to France for a few weeks (more about that later).
There were visits of castles, Knole for example, enjoying a cider in the local pub, walking in beautiful gardens and villages, and so on...

This is a place I've wanted to visit for ages: "Charleston Farmhouse"". It was the summer house of Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf) and her many artist friends of the Bloomsbury group.

I bought this beautiful book in the museum shop and our guide (a cute old lady with a naughty twinkle in her eyes) recommended this book, an autobiography by the daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

And on the last (stormy) day, we went to see "Prospect Cottage", home of Derek Jarman. Weird place!

1 comment:

Andylynne said...

Welcome back, sounds as if you had a wonderful month. I will have to do some research on the interestng places you visited. Can't wait to hear about your visit to France as well. And I bet each return trip was met with the cats and the quilts!