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Talented artist stays at De Montalt Wood

We have just had a lovely couple, James and Lisa staying with us. Whilst chatting, Lisa told us that she has just opened her new venture selling her  beautiful paintings and prints and Lino cuts.

Shown here is one of her recent paintings "South Africa" and more of her work can be seen on her web site  www.lisaryszkowska.co.uk
it is well worth a look. 

Good luck Lisa!
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Happy Birds? !
It is so enjoyable listening to our guest's anecdotes over the breakfast table. The photo is of the delightful mother and daughter Jane and Laura Leitch who were staying  with us on the occasion of Laura's Graduation to BCS Hons. Congratulations Laura! They gave me permision to share this.

She told us this morning  that during the Graduation ceremony one of the august speakers proclaimed:-

"Now is the time for all of you playing with your happy birds to turn them off. Put them into flight mode"

at which suggestion a nonplussed ripple of confusion ran through the assembled parents and graduates.  It eventually dawned that he was referring to “Angry Birds”. The moral to this, we suppose, is  that as you age don’t try to be too hip.
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Longest Cycle Tunnel in UK runs  under De Montalt Wood

If you like cycling then we have a treat for you.  Virtually under our garden The Bath Two Tunnels project was completed this April and we are ideally placed to enjoy it. 

There was write up in the Guardian about it recently.  Midford Castle, our next-door neighbour, was owned by Nicholas Cage and the Wheelwrights  is our local pub. We featured in our last post.

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Foxy

I saw this chap from my bedroom early on this, the longest day of the year.

By the time a had run down stairs and got my camera and found my telephoto lens I just had time to shoot this before he galloped of.

Before he did he looked me straight in the eye  I am sure he wished me "Happy Solstice"
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Boxing Clever

One of the advantages about living in a place for a long time is that you can watch things develop. All the box shrubs seen here were were planted from tiny 4cm cuttings taken from one master shrub some years ago. The Topiary isn’t as difficult as I thought it might have been. Everything being circular, you just keep walking round in circles!


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How to find our local Gastro Pub

We are very fortunate to have a first class gastro pub The Wheelwrights Arms close by. We are surrounded by lovely hills and those of you who like reading Ordinance Survey  maps,  can see that there is a very attractive walk to pub involving a descent down a very steep path.

We hand guests this map so they can make a pleasant stroll to dinner on a balmy Summer’s eve and not get lost on the way.
How to find our local Gastro Pub
We are very fortunate to have a first class gastro pub The Wheelwrights Arms close by. We are sou
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Mother knows best

We had a delightful couple, Larry and Susan from Idaho, sharing their experience of Lacock Abbey Museum, the family home of the father of photography William Henry Fox Talbot.

Fox Talbot had a prodigious mathematical mind, so much so that his mother said around the year 1820:-

  You seem so mathematically inclined, that I ought (like a good mother) to send you to Oxford, to counteract it that you may not grow into a rhomboidal shape , walk elliptically, or go off in a tangent - all which evils are imminent if you go to Cambridge

Let it not be said that a dry sense of humour is a modern phenomenon.

(photo courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org/)
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View from the Tulip room
This is what guests see when stay in the Tulip room.
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Almost at De Montalt Wood
This is our driveway . But your'e not there yet. You have to go past the big stone gate post and continue awhile...
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Wild Comfrey growing in our lower meadow
Our meadows have not been cultivated for many years and have a large variety of wild flowers growing. This comfrey plants will soon be flowering now.
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