Ascott (National Trust), Buckinghamshire

In an effort to use our National Trust membership we visited this house and gardens.

National Trust Ascott, Buckinghamshire
National Trust Ascott, Buckinghamshire
It is a former hunting lodge owned by the de Rothschilds. The house contained paintings that included works by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Stubbs. There is a variety of oriental porcelain and rare 18th century English and French furniture. We enjoyed the gardens which were more varied in style and extensive than we had realised (30 acres).
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Lynn Garden
Lynn Garden

A wander around the house and grounds followed by tea and delicious carrot cake was a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

July not very summery summary

Another month flown by.
Positives.
Richard lovely (as ever)
Weather mostly warm and not too much rain.
Started new long distance path-the Macmillan Way.
Boat delivered to Cork and I survived!
Have been back to Scilly
Lovely day on Tresco
Had a week free of work.
Have 10 followers on twitter.
I think someone may have looked at my website?

Negatives.
Weather could be sunnier.
Has been a barbecue free month.
Was seasick on way to Scilly…yuk

This month I have learnt to live more in the moment.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/moment_2.html

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment”.
Henry David Thoreau

Love Winnie the Pooh thanks AA Milne
Love Winnie the Pooh thanks AA Milne