Monday, July 30, 2012

Mottisfont

A few weekends ago me and Mum visited my Auntie Val down in the New Forest, it was the start of the good weather so we decided to take a trip out to Mottisfont, a National Trust property near Romsey.

The main reason for our choice of this venue was the exhibition of E.H Shepard's Wind in the Willows original prints, but we found out there was so much more than just the wonderful pictures!


There's trout in this river


The house that had a wonderful history


This horse was made from chicken wire...amazing


The ice house


Toad's caravan
(all around the house and gardens were displays relating to Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad)


Tea and cake in Toads caravan


Its wasn't quite as appetising as it looked




Beautiful flowers in the walled garden


Ooop's Toad's crashed car!


More pictures from the walled garden









"There is nothing--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
~Ratty said to Mole



Now what's in this box?! Take a look......



Its weasels!!!!!!!!!! Be careful




We ended our visit with a walk along the river, what a beautiful day in a beautiful place.

2 comments:

  1. What a delight to see those pictures. I haven't seen photos of The Willows house at all. My favourite was the boat.
    Hugs

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  2. the horse is wonderfully made, can't see any seams for that beautiful silhouette.

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