Another New Bookmark

Today was my day off and we went out for the day at Harvington Hall.

We haven’t been to Harvington Hall in a few years so it was nice to visit it again and on such a beautiful day. Harvington Hall is a moated manor with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings. Many of the priest hides were designed by Saint Nicholas Owen who was a Jesuit lay brother during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and James I, he was eventually captured and tortured to death in the Tower of London. He was canonised by the Catholic church in 1970.

My favourite part of the house is the chapel. I love the wall paintings in there and found it interesting that it was a symbol closely associated with Catherine of Aragon. This currently links in really well with the book I am reading about Henry VIII and his wives.

After going around the hall and garden and having a lovely lunch we went into the gift shop and I found a very cute bookmark of a wooden donkey.

I just couldn’t resist and had to buy it. I am also quite worried that I am getting a slight bookmark addiction as this is the second bookmark this month! But if they are cute who is complaining?

So here are a few snaps of the Hall and of the cute bookmark. I finished the day by having a nice read in my reading den. The perfect day!

 

p.s we also met a very nice cat!

Lady Book Dragon.

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New favourite reading room

My new favourite room, as you can probably see is the conservatory. We moved into our house in 2017 and have since pretty much ignored the conservatory. Anyway a few weeks ago we got some furniture and since then I have thoroughly enjoyed curling up on one of the sofas and having a good read.

The lack of a TV in there has been a big help as it is so easy to switch the TV on and reading goes to the wayside. The main appeal is that the furniture is very comfortable and when it is a nice day it is really enjoyable having so much light.

The only problem at the moment is that due to being extremely tired I read a few pages and then go to the land of nod for a while or two hours like earlier. However, I am hoping once I catch up on sleep I will get some serious reading done in this room.

Anyway that is my new reading space, may many a happy book be discovered there.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Lady Book Dragon

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