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What nice brown eyes you've got! Rimless vari-focal, sun-dym reactolite lensed specs, and a Nikon? How the affluent do partake in lifes riches, do we not? :D
 

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Very nice Gibbo. You and Lynn are always off galivanting around the countryside - how do you find out about the existence of all these places to visit?
 

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We've been members of the National Trust for years and then, this year,
my parents bought us lifetime membership as a joint present for our
birthdays :D One of the best birthday presents we've ever had :)

So we want to make the most of it and look in the handbook and head
off as often as we can. We're fortunate to have a few very nice properties
within easy striking distance from home, which helps :D
 

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That makes sense then. I've never really been to a stately home or the like. No idea whether I'd enjoy it or not.
 

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Are you into history bazza? Or Art, or architecture, or antiques,
or flowers etc etc??? Do you enjoy tranquility? Do you like
ice-cream ??? ;)

If so you'd like visiting a stately home. If not you might not like
it.
 

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Hmm. Interesting question. I don't have an over-riding fascination with it as a general subject, but I tend to take an interest in individual bits and pieces when I come into contact with them.
That's not very well explained. Put it this way - On reading the phrase 'Tunguska' the other day, I put it into wikipedia out of interest. I was still to be found reading about the history of it, various expeditions and what they found 3 hours later. Wiki is a dangerous think - all those hyperlinks! :eek:

Still, maybe I tend to be interested in scientific history? Not sure myself!
 

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Did you say you are coming to Newby Hall in July for NAD?

That will give you an idea as to whether or not you like stately homes.
Although it will be a slightly false scenario due to the AR event being
there cos you don't usually get that :lol:

One of my favourite homes is Waddesdon Manor not far from Aylesbury.
The first time I went there coincided with a Rolls Royce enthusiasts
day and the drive up to the house looked so cool, full of Rolls Royces
all in their natural environment.

I have to be honest with you and comment that it is very noticeable
that the majority of people visiting these properties tend to be of the
wrinkly persuasion :lol: Although you do get youngsters there too ;)
 

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I've been to one or two Alfa meets at stately homes, but not had (or at least didn't realise I had) the opportunity to do the stately home bit too. It always seemed that there just happened to be a big house in the field next door.
 

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The homes do present a great opportunity for photography :D On the
outside, as they very rarely allow you to take photos inside. I have
never managed to spend much time in them when on an AR day out
cos I tend to spend my time chatting with people and catching up with
friends. I don't even spend much time looking at cars :lol:
 

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Dyrham Park :thumbs: Haven't been there for ages
 
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Is that an Ice cream you're sucking on there or a Lemon on a stick :raz:

Nice pics hairy dude :lol:
 

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Somehow I always manage to capture Gibbo on film eating icecream or drinking beer :confused:

Hmmmmmmmmm :confused:
 
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