Woolly Hats

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Ruby and Elaine

Ruby and I wearing our woolly hats at the front door ready to welcome guests to the B&B and cottages ready for the cold spell of weather that is forecast.

It will be a busy weekend as folks are coming to stay to visit the Bath Christmas market. Also check out Whitehall Garden Centre with their donkeys and ice skating until January and their FAB christmas displays and deli goodies. Walking distance too.

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This time its Poldark and Downton Abbey

Lady Mary in light brown

Lady Mary in light brown

Well fame must be going to Lacock’s head. First Wolf Hall was screened recently showing the magnificent front of Lacock Abbey and the impressive Damien Lewis strutting his stuff at Henry VIII. Then we had the smouldering Poldark showing charming Corsham as he rode through the streets. (Now thats what I call a handsome hero).

Finally most of the cast of Downton Abbey were in Lacock to film a country show and in my pic there’s Lady Mary somewhere about to award a rosette. Oddly also my hairdresser who lives in Lacock and was able to get a part as an extra!! What next hey.

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A handful of snow

Wahoo, a light sprinkling of snow this morning. Don’t usually get much in Wiltshire. Our early bird guests had a shock clearing ice and snow off their cars in the dark today.

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Tis the filming season

Biddestone Village Shop
More filming around here at Biddestone this time; a new mystery murder pilot called Agatha Raisin no less. Here is the village shop and our old house is the school and other friends have given their whole house over to the film crew. Also liked Corsham High St in The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

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More filming in Wiltshire – Gallavanting and Neighbours from hell

Wiltshire is flavour of the month for filming. Cameramen shooting a new series in the US came to stay recently while filming in Lacock. Gallavanting is a medieval, musical comedy! Wonder if it will catch on when its aired here. Then another crew stayed for a Channel 5 series on Neighbours. Two ends of the scale.

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Lacock at War weekend

Lacock at war weekend was really effective and realistic. I particularly liked the check point Charlie scene. Lots of jeeps, guns and folks dressed in keeping. Also liked the rock n’ roll tent. Lacock photography’s photos were better than mine!

Important commemorations with alot of work and thought put into the re-inactions resulting in a real atmosphere in the village.

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Shire Horses to Lacock

Another of those lovely sunny weekends at Lacock when the Wadworth brewery shire horses visited the George in Lacock. Cheers!

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Summer Solstice

Best sunrise at the summer solstice Stonehenge ever! In fact best sunny June we’ve had ever. Smell of hay, walks by rivers, happy animals, beers at the pub – its all good in summer.

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Easter goodies

Lovely Wiltshire and brimming over with things to do this Easter. Plant hunters trail and Easter egg hunt at Lacock Abbey. Rhododendron Gardens at Bowood. Or go to The Great War historical society in Melksham.

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Whacky snipets of useless information!

Visit Wiltshire cited recently that 70% like staying somewhere that is ‘extra ordinary’. The look of the place, well we are pretty ‘gothic’ or facilities such as farm sausages or free range eggs; we have those too. Article also referred to ‘ganderflanking’ meaning messing about aimlessly. Come and do a bit of ganderflanking in Lacock!
Visit Wiltshire offered a trip to Stonehenge to see the new visitor centre and the famous neolithic stone circle. On a wild wet blustery day, it was really atmospheric. I thought the new centre, shop and restaurant was great; really in context.

Never a dull moment here. Just had a paranormal investigations team wanting to spend a night at an Old Rectory with history. What were they hoping to find I wonder?

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