This is Jeremy.
He (like a lot of us) plain and simply wants to know WHY IS IT SO BLOODY COLD AND MISERABLE this weekend.
Put your onesies on and stay inside people. Trust me (and Jeremy here) you’re missing nothing by leaving the house. Nothing.
Rumour has it (even though it's still debatable whether it's fact or fiction) that Shakespeare visited Titchfield Abbey back in the 15th century. Conspiracy or not, this is a historic place that no one should miss when visiting the area, so here I am today. Next, Southampton!
Today we were aiming to visit beautiful West Green House Garden - our closest @NationalTrust site. But, we didn't realise it's closed until March! Instead we're off to another new (to us) NT garden for a splash in some puddles. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
We are in Titchfield, a small village in southern Hampshire that was created by a Danish tribe back in the 6th century!
Apparently the name of the village means 'open lands were kids are kept' since these fields made young people to stay here. How interesting!
I was going to say what a beautiful day it has been and how I visited the Titchfield Abbey but heck this, I JUST MET RHOD GILBERT and everything else seems minor! Boy, oh boy. I had to drink a glass of wine to get the strength to talk to him but I'm so glad I did! 🍷 Rhod Gilbert you guys! I mean these things don't happen everyday! #overexcited#extrovert
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The Old Kitchen at Chawton House now serves as our tearoom. This poem by Mary Leapor conjures an atmosphere of well-ordered chaos found in an eighteenth-century kitchen:
"But now her Dish-kettle began
To boil and blubber with the foaming Bran.
The greasy Apron round her Hips she ties,
And to each Plate the scalding Clout applies:
The purging Bath each glowing Dish refines,
And once again the polish'd Pewter shines." - Mary Leapor, Crumble Hall, 1751.