I've been a Very Bad Girl. I went along to reception and booked two more days - over Friday night and Saturday night. I've justified it by reminding myself that I've lost two holidays this year so why not! (No need to answer that one.)
Thankfully, S is quite happy to stay over and house mind for a few more days - phew.
I have to move room but all I need to do is pack everything up and they will porter it to my new room at some point during the day. It's a 'new' historic room, rather than a 'not new' historic room. What difference that makes remains to be seen but it's still in the main building, just up several flights of stairs (which I will use rather than the lift unless very tired). My current view looks inward so isn't all that inspiring - maybe a higher up view will be prettier.Here's my current room. It's very brown, very 'old' in style but with a large, modern bathroom and behind the suitcase stand there is a fireplace with a notice warning one that in no circumstances whatsoever should one try to light the fire! I suppose that, at some point, someone did and, originally, it must have been lit regularly. The ceiling is so high and the window is huge. The proportions, furniture and decor are perfect for an historic feel - very Jane Austen-y, if you ignore the mod cons!
Yesterday was great. After a leisurely breakfast and the booking of a few activities (and extra days), I sauntered along to the quiz which was enjoyable but not personally 100% successful and then I set off for a stroll around the grounds and into Thoresby Park. They're getting set up for some Horse Trials over the weekend so there were interesting looking jumps and other obstacles either already set up or in the process of being set up.You could make a good few bowls of parsnip soup with what's along the bottom of this one!
Here's a few more snaps of my walk.
After lunch back in my room, I went to the pool for a half hour swim and a relax on a poolside recliner before a hot shower and a very comforting cuppa tea.
The pre-dinner cabaret in the Great Hall (seen from above in the photo below) was most relaxing and after dinner I was so relaxed and tired that I came straight back to my room and had an early night - and slept pretty much all the way through so I must have needed it!
Today I have three things planned - no, four.
The first is today's quiz which I may or may not go to. Then I have booked - don't laugh - a line dancing workshop. I've never taken a line dance step in my born days so we will see! There's what's described as a cooking demonstration at two; no further info but it should be interesting, I hope, and then there's talk on 'The History of Thoresby Hall' which I'm looking forward to. No time for a swim today but I might have another walk around the park, weather permitting. Yesterday was lovely and sunny but there's been rain overnight so we will see.
Have a great day, whatever you have planned. xx