Friday, 6 May 2011
Sneaky peek and a walk in the forest.
I have frosted it up so that you can't really tell what it is - what a tease!!!
I thought I should get going on it as we only have a few weeks to go.
Also I thought I would post a couple of snaps from our forest walk. It was a lovely day and really great to spend time with old friends.
A big pool used for private fishing - strangely, a shoal of large golden carp (goldfish) were swimming near the edge.
It was built in 1861 as a Victorian aviary with nesting boxes and coops for all kinds of fowl including a swimming pool for the ducks and geese.
Collecting fowl was the fashion of the time, favoured by Queen Victoria, and John Naylor gave this Poultry House to his talented fourth daughter Georgina to keep her collection in.
In the 1989 The Landmark Trust purchased the Poultry House and fully restored it, along with the adjoining cottage now used by the Landmark Trust as a holiday let.
Here is one of MY favourite little birds.