I guess everyone who Blogs has come across AWARDS, those given by other bloggers. All very nice, but it got a bit too much at one time. Every time I turned around there was an Award (lovely as they are). The time consuming part being that you find 10 other bloggers to forward to and add 7 facts about yourself. Hence, I then added an AWARD FREE ZONE notice on my blog.
it came as a surprise when I received a Versatile Blogger Award today and then an email
from the Giver of the Award to apologise as it hadn't been realised that
I was in fact an Award Free Zone!
The thing is I am really pleased that Judy over at dedraadaquaellentook
the trouble to stop by and send me an Award. Her comment to me was it: 'showed
her appreciation' for my blog and how she enjoys it. How can any
blogger Not be delighted to receive that comment. Accordingly we have emailed each other about these Awards and I have seen that if someone wants to thank us then that is a huge compliment. Although, if the whole Award thing gets out of hand then my notice might well resurface...
...so it is for now I say THANKS JUDY I'm really pleased you like reading my blogs.
I know - we have been away - AGAIN!....and to keep to tradition here, I'm going to share the trip with you. We went to some National Trust properties, so I think this post, and probably another, will be based on these visits.
I'm going to start with DYRHAM PARK ...I've heard about it and as we were in the area we stopped off there. Now, it has to be said that if you were in need of scaffolding, in this area, at this time, you would probably and most likely be totally out of luck, as I think Dyrham has nabbed it all...I kid you not....take a look
They get the prize for the largest amount of
scaffolding that COMPLETELY covers the building
to the point they had to put a 'picture' on the front
to remind people there is a building hidden there!
To be honest the scaffolding was well thought out (probably the best I have ever seen and I have seen a lot in my time)...even from the photo above you can see it is well 'designed'
The whole of the roof is being replaced, so all the slates and lead are coming off. It will take over a year to complete this job costing in excess of 3 million pounds!
the picture above and below here of the side of the building. This does show that the scaffolding went far higher than the actual building
and there are glass lifts on it!
I thought the picture below looked like a 'set' from the Ideal Home Exhibition, but it isn't - this is the real thing.
It was difficult to get photos without the metal work ...
but I did achieve a couple...
I didn't take photos inside the house, although photographs are allowed providing you don't use the flash. The strange thing is, all this ongoing works didn't spoil the visit at all, in fact it made it even more interesting. Saying that there is also more to see in the grounds but we will revisit when the scaffolding has gone and that will give me the opportunity for another blog post about this gorgeous place.
Oh...and in case anyone has wondered how to pronounce the name,