Taking a breather to reflect on the last two day's travels and sights.
Thursday, I had a wonderful morning meeting up with two customers who are now, I'm thrilled to announce, friends. Dawn and Lorraine popped in for some coffee late morning and we had a great chat, lots of laughter... it was delightful to meet these two very lovely ladies.
And Lorraine, baby, your tats are uber cool. (Lorraine sports an amazing mehndi-style tattoo on her left foot!).
Before I get into Days Four and Five of our travels, I thought I'd share a few snaps of Knole and Chartwell from Wednesday's sightseeing.
The ominous Knole - this is from the courtyard
This is in the opposite direction of the shot above - hanging on the wall with a few other skulls. Now that is either one bizarre looking steer or one heck of a spooking looking horned pig.
An archway in the garden at Knole. I have to admit that this was not the prettiest garden I've ever seen. Quite overgrown and unkempt. But this archway was pretty.
This urn wasn't too bad, either...
This is one of the many beautiful lawns at Chartwell, stop #2, on Wednesday. Amazingly, I didn't get very many (or actually any) shots of the house. Perhaps, it was because of...
...this. The lady who greets you at the door of Chartwell. Yikes. Is that her "Welcome" face? I wouldn't want to see her "Unwelcome" face.
Some pretty flowers in the Chartwell kitchen garden.
And some pretty artichokes.
And that closes (for now) England 2008 Day Three. Our National Trust membership cards are now well and truly broken in.