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The Tiles of Ickworth House, Horringer, Suffolk - 30th November 2019

We're off to Ickworth House, near Horringer in Suffolk, for another walk around. This time, the rotunda is completely covered in scaffolding - something which can be annoying if it's the first time you've been somewhere, but which in this case is quite interesting simply because the scale of the scaffolding job itself is truly stunning. Also, the National Trust is flogging off the old slate tiles, which are being replaced, for a modest sum, so we pick up a couple to do some painting on or something. We also do the "life below stairs" tour, which we'd actually done before, but it's true what the guide said: each one of them has a different take on it, so it's still interesting to do

next album: Pizza Express and a School Quiz, Bury St. Edmunds and Eye, Suffolk - 30th November 2019
previous album: Isobel Sings at the Eye Lights, Eye, Suffolk - 28th November 2019

2019 At home, Boris - Stripey Cat - stares out of the back door

At home, Boris - Stripey Cat - stares out of the back door

2019 Nice autumn leaves on the Albana walk

Nice autumn leaves on the Albana walk

2019 The impressive tall-pine tree tunnel on the Albana walk around Ickworth's grounds

The impressive tall-pine tree tunnel on the Albana walk around Ickworth's grounds

2019 Harry and Fred look at dens

Harry and Fred look at dens

2019 Fred pokes around with a stick

Fred pokes around with a stick

2019 Harry and Isobel wander off

Harry and Isobel wander off

2019 the gang roams the woods

the gang roams the woods

2019 A view of the Suffolk countryside

A view of the Suffolk countryside

2019 The gang treads a misty path

The gang treads a misty path

2019 Harry and Fred take a break

Harry and Fred take a break

2019 Sheep munch on the meadows

Sheep munch on the meadows

2019 The boys climb a tree

The boys climb a tree

2019 Bright green hedges

Bright green hedges

2019 Fred points to a tree stump that looks like a fish head

Fred points to a tree stump that looks like a fish head

2019 Ribbony fungi

Ribbony fungi

2019 Some more fungi, which look like sea-shells

Some more fungi, which look like sea-shells

2019 A twisty tree stump

A twisty tree stump

2019 A carpet of autumn, picked out by the low sun

A carpet of autumn, picked out by the low sun

2019 We find some huge mushrooms off the path

We find some huge mushrooms off the path

2019 Our first close-up of the truly epic scaffolding

Our first close-up of the truly epic scaffolding

2019 The boys look at books in the NT shop

The boys look at books in the NT shop

2019 Harry and Isobel

Harry and Isobel

2019 We stop for a hot drink and some snacks in the Orangery

We stop for a hot drink and some snacks in the Orangery

2019 Harry looks up

Harry looks up

2019 Outside, there's a cute baby in a plant pot

Outside, there's a cute baby in a plant pot

2019 Harry peers out of the window

Harry peers out of the window

2019 Some of Ickworth's epic plumbing

Some of Ickworth's epic plumbing

2019 Fred peers into an underground water tank

Fred peers into an underground water tank

2019 Christmas socks

Christmas socks

2019 Fred sits in Santa's fireside chair

Fred sits in Santa's fireside chair

2019 Harry really wants a go too

Harry really wants a go too

2019 Fred nabs the prime seat yet again

Fred nabs the prime seat yet again

2019 The coat's a bit oversized, but the hat fits

The coat's a bit oversized, but the hat fits

2019 A kitchen range is explained

A kitchen range is explained

2019 Harry pokes an old recipe book

Harry pokes an old recipe book

2019 The boys are back playing with the knives and stabbing weapons

The boys are back playing with the knives and stabbing weapons

2019 Down the bricked corridors of 'below stairs'

Down the bricked corridors of 'below stairs'

2019 The boys leg it up the stairs

The boys leg it up the stairs

2019 Fred looks at calendars back in the NT shop

Fred looks at calendars back in the NT shop

2019 Some of the old and new roof tiles

Some of the old and new roof tiles

2019 Outside there are tons more tiles in boxes (out of the 40 tons on the roof)

Outside there are tons more tiles in boxes (out of the 40 tons on the roof)

2019 A tree is lit up in purple

A tree is lit up in purple

2019 Sheep graze in an autumn scene

Sheep graze in an autumn scene

2019 A braver soul reads a book outside

A braver soul reads a book outside

2019 An urn in the stumpary

An urn in the stumpary

2019 Isobel, Harry and Fred in the illuminated stumpery

Isobel, Harry and Fred in the illuminated stumpery

2019 More purple trees

More purple trees

2019 Isobel roams around in the lights

Isobel roams around in the lights

2019 A tree stump is lit up in red

A tree stump is lit up in red

2019 The classic view of the rotunda is a bit different with its covering

The classic view of the rotunda is a bit different with its covering

2019 There must be thousands of scaffolding poles involved in this job

There must be thousands of scaffolding poles involved in this job

2019 We walk back past the orangery

We walk back past the orangery

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At home, Boris - Stripey Cat - stares out of the back door

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