Category Archives: Country Houses

One Mans Vision

Taking advantage of the recent nice weather, Mr PP and I visited Painshill Park landscape garden near  Cobham in Surrey.  The gardens are owned by Elmbridge Borough Council and managed by the Painshill Trust and have had quite a chequered … Continue reading

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Treasured Possessions

The other day I went with my good friend Sonia (Androulaskitchen.wordpress.com) to Goodwood House to hear a talk in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers.  The subject of the talk was to be The Hidden Treasures of Goodwood … Continue reading

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Remastering the Renaissance

A few days ago I made a visit to Petworth House to have a look at their new winter art exhibition “Remastered – Bosch to Bellotto” which is an opportunity to see some of the important artworks in the Petworth … Continue reading

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More Christmas stuff

Continuing with the festive theme, Mr PP and I spent a couple of hours visiting another Christmas Tree Festival, this time at the impressively named church of St Peter Ad Vincula in Wisborough Green, West Sussex.  This church has been … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… again

It’s THAT time of year again, December comes round so fast and Christmas is almost upon us.  Today Mr PP and I went out to buy our tree and also to do “something festive”.  Actually we did two “festive” things, … Continue reading

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In an English Country Garden

What to do on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in June?  Well last week I took myself off to visit the Open Garden at Fittleworth House, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex.  This large country house on the edge of a small village has … Continue reading

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Country House Christmas Nostalgia

With a little over a week to go before Christmas I thought it might be nice to take some time out to do something “Christmassy”; so Mr PP and I went along to our local National Trust property – Petworth … Continue reading

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