Welcome to Southeast England   2 comments


Scotney Castle ruin, a 14th century moated castle near Turnbridge Wells, Kent. We had a day out yesterday and though it appears overcast it was a hot muggy day. We enjoyed our ramble around the ‘new’ country house and immense garden where we found this lovely castle ruin.
A picture taken by my honey

A picture taken by my honey

 So glad I wasn’t born into such responsibility but always thankful for those who have preserved such places. I feel privileged to have seen the rooms currently open in the large country house, home of the Hussey family since the  late 18th century. It was left to the National Trust on the proviso that eveything would be preserved when last the family dwelt there.

 

Mrs. Hussey loved cats, a woman after my own heart and this is just one of many expressions of that love.

Darling cat sculpture and burbling fountain
Darling cat sculpture and burbling fountain
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Posted 06/08/2008 by ergliangel45 in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Welcome to Southeast England

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  1. I love cats too! That statue is precious! My cat collection has taken over our guest room. Thanks for sharing your life online!
    Alisha from Oaks

    Alisha C. Holt
  2. Alisha, can you post a picture of your cats on Oakes? You would have loved the tour of the house there were cat sculptures in almost every room along with pictures, tapestries and many porcelain cats. Betty Hussey was a commited cat fancier.

    Kathleen Langridgee

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