While Summer is by far my favourite season, Autumn is dear to me too. As mentioned, I love the rich changes of the colours of the leaves. It’s nature weaving out its magic in its finest, isn’t it? What’s not to love about Autumn? Yes, it’s definitely colder, but it’s also an excuse to wear lovely chunky knits, and warm over-sized coats!
We went over to Beds to see family during the half-term break. It was also T’s grandfather’s 90th birthday. We’re pleased to see him really well and strong in mind. He has a youthfulness which I hope will always stay with him.
While over there, we also had the chance to visit Canons Ashby, a National Trust house in a small village with the same name as the property. Built in the 16th century, it’s been home to the Dryden family for over 400 years.
According to one of the guides there, in the 80s, when this particular bedroom was stripped off its rotting panels, they found lovely etchings that dates to medieval times. If you peer at the photo above closely, you’ll see a child-like doodle of a girl obviously made by a child. The next ones (as seen on photos below) were obviously done by someone older.
T enjoyed poking about in the small rooms in the house.
While Canons Ashby doesn’t have a large garden like the other National Trust properties, it was still a joy to walk on, or in T’s case, skip about.
The vibrant autumn colours were in full boom in Canons Ashby.
We also visited the13th century Abbey nearby.
Like all National Trust properties, the place is steeped in history. Our link to the past, or if you’re an 8-year-old little girl like T, a place to skip and jump about.
So far, I haven’t visited any National Trust or English Heritage property and was disappointed in the end…. Have you? Do share.