The skies were blue, the sun was out and the billowing clouds just added to the picture perfect day ahead of us at Hampton Court/Hampton Palace.
It was just a short walk across the street and soon we were on the grounds of this palacial spread. We were headed for our class at The Royal School of Needlework, something that’s been on my bucket list for a very long time. Taking a class on this hollowed ground where kings and queens have walked before me, where they embroider wedding dresses for royalty and so much more.
Some of us took the elevator and some of took the stairs to the classroom, which they failed to mention just how flights upstairs it was!
Hmmmm, what was this basket for?
One of the previous tenants had a little dog and yes she did agree with me that it was way too many stairs! So she would lower the dog in the basket to the ground floor and the dog would do what a dog needs to do… and then get back in the basket and be brought upstairs!
Our classroom was all ready for us! Our project was a goldwork pomegranate to coincide with the display of Pomegranates and Peacocks in the RSN.
This was our teacher sitting on the stool!
Look at these grounds! How can you pay attention to class when all you really want to look out the window?
After class I had my first scone with clotted cream, some retail therapy and then we had a private tour of the rest of the school, where no pictures were allowed.
Too soon the day was over and back to our hotel to rest up abit before our night out…
Which found us a Lebanese restaurant where the wine flowed, the food was fantastic…but the company was even better!
This was dessert and yes they were small baklavas with pistachio’s sprinkled on them!
The view of our hotel as we were walking back.
This will be it for at least a week or so since I am leaving for the summer TNNA trade show… see you later!