The Tudor Village at Hever Castle.
I was surprised and very pleased to receive a blog award from Arlene this week, thank you very much Arlene I have put my lovely award on my home page and below:
TO POPPY FOR AN INTERESTING BLOG ON HER TRAVELS
An award for a well travelled lady
This award made me realize that I have been well travelled this year, far more than is usual for me. The reason for all the visits to the stately homes etc. is because about this time last year I applied for some free tickets from My Big Kent Weekend. You can apply for three places, then on a given day all the names are entered into a draw. I was lucky enough to win 2 tickets to visit Sissinghurst Castle way back in March. You will know that we had a great time, of course I took a lot of photos. The My Big Kent Weekend website invite you to upload photos of your visit, which in turn also go into a competition…I uploaded 4 photos of Sissinghurst Castle, and won the first prize in the ‘places’ category My prize was a years membership to English Heritage for two people. A lovely prize I think you will agree. Not only that, when the prizewinning letter arrived enclosed was a small booklet allowing myself and one other person free entrance to 6 attractions of our choice (from a list provided) but these were not all English Heritage. The vouchers are only in date until the end of December, and no way was I going to waste them, so we have had great fun visiting an assortment of places We have used 5 of these vouchers and as the weather is against visiting a lot of outdoor attractions the last voucher is going to be used for a visit to Canterbury Cathedral with my friend and photo buddy Sheila.
A visitor to our garden last week.
The doorway of Walmer Castle, in black and white to add atmosphere.
Dawn over Deal pier.
I am at the moment gathering photos for a photobook. I did one with some of my China photos, and it turned out so lovely I have decided to get another one with some of my better photos from the last few years. Last night I started at 2007, when I had a very basic ‘point and shoot’ camera. It has been very interesting as I can see how much my photography has improved over the last few years, and has made me realize what fun I have had getting those photos.
Taken on Deal Pier.
I have added some assorted photos from this year, ones that have not made it into any of the blogs, but ones I hope you will enjoy looking at.