Monday, August 29, 2011

DORKING – SURREY– A day out with every man and his dog!

Today is the August Bank Holiday Monday (Public Holiday).

People are out everywhere, and everyone seems to have a dog with them.

I think you should be able to hire a dog for the day so we don’t felt left out.

 

We went off to visit some National Trust and English Heritage places.

First stop was Polesden Lacey.

All the volunteers were dressed up in beautiful costumes as they were having a special Edwardian day,

with Punch & Judy etc. Feel like we’ve walked into a period costume drama. (Very Downton Abbey!)

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Polestone Lacey isn’t a very old house, built in the early 1900’s for a rich socialite Mrs Greville it was a very modern house for its era.

With ensuites, and a elevator.

The rich, famous and royal have all been entertained here.

Mrs Greville was a renowned hostess, and threw countless house parties.

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ABOVE: Can you spot Graham and I in this creative shot?

He’s checking the time on the clock is right, not wanting me to hurry up!

 

Next we went off to Down House for lunch.

Despite the best efforts of Nav Girl (GPS) to lead us up the garden path , literally. We have now ditched her and are using Nav Kim with a map made of paper…..

Down House is the home of Charles Darwin, and had an interesting museum

with displays on his trip on the Beagle, his books and family.

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Finally, off to Lullingstone Roman Villa, which was uncovered between the 1940s – 1960s

and has a nearly complete mosaic floor.

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Tomorrow, we are off to visit George and Lorna then to Kensington.

 

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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