|This makes me feel warm and cosy inside!|
Yesterday my friend and I went off to Oaklands Museum, a local museum not quite in the centre of town. It's not a 'big' museum but it has interesting local stuff from Chelmsford's past, plus other bits and bobs, such as photographs and an indoor beehive as well as an Essex Regiment display. I particularly loved the Victorian kitchen display but has to look at it through a window as one was not allowed to wander among the display itself, which was a shame. However, judging by a photo I found on Google (not showing as it has children on it), it looks as if they do school experience days.
|This is the best photo I could find. What a beautiful range!|
Here's the house the museum is in and the bit to the right is an add on that was opened in 2010. It's actually a very attractive building in a simple way and I'd love it to be my home. Big, high rooms, not fancy but with plenty of 'period features', as they say, and grounds that are not ginormous but enough for a sit on lawn mower. Most to the back is a football pitch and tennis courts but one could make a wonderful garden out of it. There's a large semi-circular lawn at the front with some beautiful old trees. All very attractive in a simple way.
I will go again at some point.
So that was yesterday's exciting high point! Today is a stay at home day and Beth will be coming round for lunch. With two vegetarians to cater for, I will also turn veggie for the meal and make some vegetable pasties with a selection of veg and roast spuds.
I have more to add but I think I will make it a separate entry! Two for the price of one!