Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Staycation - Standen House and Garden

Another weekend and another "staycation" drive out. This time to Standen House, another National Trust managed property.

This one is special as the finest example of the William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement at the end of the 19th century. The house is as it would have been with the dining room restored to "as is" from from the 1920's.

It took a while to get there with the route TomTom decided on. Only 71 miles but it took nearly an hour and a half.

Only the ground floor is open as the upstairs isn't wide enough to allow social distancing.

As with any property trying to stay open during the pandemic and aftermath, public safety is a top priority. Entry is by pre-booked ticket (booked online) with limited numbers and timed entry. There was a small queue to get into the house itself, controlled by a traffic light system and a one way route around the ground floor.

William Morris Arts & Crafts Wallpaper

William Morris Arts & Crafts Wallpaper

As we had left the dog at home we only did the house this weekend, and decided to come back and do the walks in the 12 acres of gardens when he can come too. Maybe if the weather holds up we can come back in a few weeks otherwise it will be next year.

The TomTom took us home the country route rather than the motorway route. In the end it took about the same time and we got to see some parts of Kent that we hadn't seen before. We forget that our own county and the weald is very beautiful between the towns and villages.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Aude Somnium?

Dare to dream?

"Please note that your refund in the queue now and you shall receive your funds in account with in next 02 weeks.

Once again apologies for delay as the number of refunds and cancellation are very high therefore it is taking longer than expected."

Two weeks eh?

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Staycation - Scotney Castle

Today we are at Scotney Castle. When you can't go anywhere as there is still Covid-19 everywhere or if you go you quarantine for 14 days when you return, staycation is the only option.

For us. Stay at home and venture out to places for day trips.

Staycation has extended now to mean staying in your own country not just at home.

The castle is about an hour's drive from home and we had booked entry time of 1130.

Back in 2019

Google Photos of Trip

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

SP20 Refund Again!!!!!

Another month comes along and still waiting for any idea of a refund.

Even the charge back claim with MasterCard seems to have got nowhere.

(It's just a case of copy and paste each month!!)

Monday, 17 August 2020

SP20 - Refund?

Another month comes along and still waiting for any idea of a refund.

Even the charge back claim with MasterCard seems to have got nowhere.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19 - August 7th & 8th

If only.... If it wasn't for Covid-19.....

The road home 

Two long days on the road to cover 591 estimated miles home.

Of course in the car it is much easier to knock off mile after mile in comfort and not get too tired.

One overnight in Belgium to give us a short day on the 8th... That would have been today folks but Covid-19 doesn't care for our holiday!!!

By now we should have picked Reggie up from his holiday at the kennels. 

Let's hope 2021 is better