Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Christmas Country House – 5 December 2010

After the heavy snowfalls for much of the week (heaviest snowfall in southern London for 120 years), the weekend was milder, and Sunday absolutely glorious in the sunshine. It was just the day to visit a grand country residence, decorated for Christmas.

Basildon Park is a beautifully restored country house. It gave an idea of what it would be like to be invited to a country Christmas houseparty.

We drove home through the Chilterns, stopping for lunch in Pangbourne, besides the Thames. From here we went over the private toll bridge, costing a whole 40p, to meander home through Thames-side towns.

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