Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow!!!!

What can you find at the end of a rainbow, gold I hope I did look but it kept moving!!!
Considering its the run up to Christmas it has been quite relaxed in our house, we had a lovely few days away visiting friends and relatives. We spent the first few days with friends in Hampshire (back to where we come from!!) and visiting the most lovely house called Hinton Ampner

it was decorated for Christmas and after permission I was able to take some photos,it was the sort of house that you could imagine spending a very special Christmas there, Champagne and Canapes followed by a lovely dinner in the beautiful dining room.

The next day I visited a house that has been on my list of places to visit for quite a long time, Jane Austen's house, it is charming and well worth a visit.

A lovely few more days spent with my parents and family but it is now back to the preparations of Christmas, the house needs decorating, presents wrapped and food to be prepared.
I really love this time of year its just very special.

I did promise a give-away for when I reached 200 followers and now I have, so in the next few weeks I hope to bring you another give-away I have a few ideas in my head but you will
just have to be patient.
I know it is busy and we can't always find the time to blog, or to visit blogs, but hopefully I will find a few spare minutes to do so and blog again before Christmas.


  1. Oh Jill,
    What a beautiful house Hinton Ampner is......I must put it on my list of places to visit, especially at Christmas.
    Love the mistletoe along the mantlepiece....a little idea that I might copy !
    ....and, I just love the way those presents are wrapped in the last photo. Yet another idea that I can use !! Thanks for all of the inspiration. XXXX

  2. Wow, what a spectacular rainbow! The house looks amazing.

    They are the prettiest wrapped presents that I have ever seen, I don't think that I could ever unwrap them. Beautiful!

    Wishing you a fabulous and safe Christmas, Tamara x

  3. I have visited both these places but not at Christmastime. I'm wondering where you stayed and where you come from as I live in Lee-on-Solent. Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Ruth x

  4. Hi Jill

    I agree with you, wouldn't Christmas dinner at Hinton Ampner be just fabulous. What a dream

  5. Gorgeous shot of the rainbow. H A stunning, what a place to spend some time let alone christmas, it would be magical. I do love English Country Houses, followed by French, then of course there is Belgian, oh heck, just adore country houses.

  6. Such beautiful pictures Jill! And as for the picture of the rainbow.....WOW! You should have popped in for some cake.

    Lou xxx

  7. OHHH!!! AHHH!!!! I have no words! It is all beautiful!


  8. gorgeous pictures, the house looks beautiful

  9. You captured the rainbow so well in your photo! And I just loved seeing all those gorgeous interiors too, delightful pictures!
    Hope all your preparations go well this weekend.
    Helen x

  10. Merveilleuses images ...
    Je t'embrasse

  11. That rainbow picture is spectacular - it even manages to outshine that fabulous house. I took a photo of an amazing rainbow recently too but not in half as lovely a setting as that and nowhere near as good a photo.
    Teresa x

  12. oh wow that house is so beautiful with all the decorations, the pic of the rainbow is lovely too, i just blog hopped over here and found you, love your blog :)

  13. My goodness me, your blog is so beautiful. i have just been reading Nancy Mitford and the top house reminds me of it. the chair with the pressies on it is gorgeous. I also loved your anthroplogie frock in a previous post. xxx

  14. Oh what a beatiful mansion! I like visiting grand houses. And the house of Jane Austen... I wish I could visit it some day.


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