Saturday, 24 September 2011

Our Day Out at Croxteth Hall

We had a great day earlier in the week when some of my special crafty friends came to visit....
Here I am with Neet and Lorraine in my "Making Room".
After lunch Lorraine (who surprised Neet when she sneaked in) had to leave us, but Neet and I went to nearby Croxteth Hall with our fellas and had a lovely afternoon.
We toured the hall where all the rooms have scenes set exactly as they would have been about 100 years ago. Wouldn't you love a maid to run around for you? Ooh, and warm the towels and clean the bath too...
Her she is helping Her Ladyship prepare and dress in her robes for a Coronation.
Her ladyship relaxing in her study before dinner.
Neet in one of the elegant corridors
Here are the Below Stairs Rules... strict times for sure!
The top of the beautiful main staircase.
There is a wonderful walled garden which has a very rare feature. The high walls have inner fire chambers which can be stoked to heat up the walls, thus protecting the espalier fruits from the frosts.
We were rather naughty as we sneaked into the back of the flower beds to snap this pic below!
This arched tree in the walled garden used to be the entrance to a greenhouse containing grapevines. I could easily have sidled through it but Neet would certainly bump her head!
There are lots more different pics of the place here on Neets Blog if you'd like to see them. If you ever visit Liverpool area and would like to visit the hall the link is at the beginning of my post and the entrance fee is really reasonable. There is also a home farm there, a lovely children's playground and a courtyard cafe in the old stables. Through the year there is a programme of big events held there including Sunday craft fairs in the run up to Christmas. 
We always have fun together and this below is a pic from our last day out!!!
I know... "Grow up" you might say but we're not afraid of a bit of fun and we hope you too can have a laugh, even if it is at our expense!!
I already know where we'll go next time.... but Neet doesn't!! Heh, heh!

13 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Can I come next time??? it looks like you girls had a blast! Jo x

sam21ski said...

What are you pair like - is it safe to let you out - lol

Sam xxxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

looks like a lot of fun was had at the hall and I'll bet you were all having a laugh in your making room!

famfa said...

Looks like you had fun. Looks a lovely place

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I've been to a Craft Fayre there but didn't realise it was quite so interesting. Looks as if you had loads of fun - good x

Paul Browning said...

Sounds like you both packed a lot into one day. Looks great fun & I've now added Croxteth Hall to my lists of must see & dos. :) Pxx

Helen said...

It does look a great day out! I saw Neet's pics too, you always have such fun!

cockney blonde said...

I'm defo coming out with you next time as I think you need a professional chaperone who will be able to administer medication, lol, x

Lee said...

I'm all for people enjoying life,that's what it's all about,especially when it with yer wonderful mates.Great pics,love the one of you two with your Gorgeous glasses Rofl.xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that looks fun - except the list of rules..blimey.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late getting here, but finally made it. What a gorgeous place. Loved the garden and wall. And of course, you and Neet in those glasses had me laughing. Those rules were really restrictive. Now I'm off to see how Neet interpreted her time with you.

Craftgirl said...

Did you buy the goggles. Love the photo. I don't think I have been there so must check it out.
Carol x

Shoshi said...

What a lovely day out! You must have had a great time. Love those goggles lol! Happy belated WOYWW.