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Eltham Palace: 1930's Art Deco Palace & Gardens versus the Ancient (Part 2)

By NEILMUIR1
August 17, 2010

I do hope you enjoyed Part I of the Palace and Gardens. Let us take another walk and see what else we can find in the 19 acres around the Palace, both old and new! There were a few surprises and all of them very nice ones.

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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 17, 2010 6:12 AM CST
Neil, this was an absolutely wonderful tour. The pictures are just breath-taking. Can't imagine what it's like to live amongst 600 year old things, other than my husband, Bob. LOL

I so want to come back to England to see some of these gardens and where my family lived.

Thank you for building dreams for me.

Hugs,

Nancy
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 6:26 AM CST
Dear Nancy, anytime you so wish! I do have a double sofa bed and a shed for Bob! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
We do not have the Autumn/fall colours you have, except in certain places, but we do have the English countryside in all its glory!
Small fields and hedgerows; fantastic views and lovely country pubs with good food.
Give me a chance and I will show you more!
You behave.
Hugs.
Neil.
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Happy_1
Aug 17, 2010 8:57 AM CST
ROTFLMBO
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Dear Nancy, it seems like your calculations are a bit wrong! You state 600 years well the Romans were there in 43ad and some of the Tumuli found were ten thousand years older than that.
So this makes it that Bob is 1,967 years old going back to just the Roman times. Guinness book of Records I would say! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Hugs.
Neil.
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Happy_1
Aug 17, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Well, I was close. LOL

He's not in the GWBOR, but I am.

Nancy
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 12:32 PM CST
Dear Nancy, can you e-mail me and tell me what particular things you are looking for in England?
Thanks.
Regards.
Neil.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 17, 2010 2:24 PM CST
Hi Neil,

I love castles, hopefully move in ready. Just kiddding. Love gardens. Hate cold. That's really about it.

Want to visit my family's places around Hornsey, etc.


Seriously, I am in Guinness's book. I made the year 2007 on page 129 under the Tallest Plants. I grew the tallest coleus, 8'4". What a trip that was.

Hugs.
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 2:34 PM CST
I will C-Mail you when I have had my sausage, mash and onion gravy!
Regards and Hugs.
Neil.
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vic
Aug 17, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Neil, MORE stunning photos.

Thank you so much!

How's come your leaves don't turn colors there?

Is it because your zone is so warm?

Thank you again for another awesome adventure.

Do you ever visit the Cotswolds?

vic
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 3:58 PM CST
Dear Vicki, our leaves do turn to their Autumn Colours and it is not too warm here! In fact we are on the same latitude as Moscow!
I do go up to the Cotswolds to my little secret place, to have a break. I also used to work up there!
Thank you for your comments.
regards.
Neil.
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vic
Aug 17, 2010 6:50 PM CST
So I guess we won't see photos of your secret place since it wouldn't be a secret anymore Whistling

but if you ever do have photos to share from there and/or stories, I would LOVE to hear them.

vic
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 17, 2010 6:57 PM CST
There is some pictures of the cottage in the Cotswolds on on of the threads, i will look for you!
It is 2 AM now so i am off to dream about steam engines. There are lots of stories about the Cotswolds, but nothing I could ever put on here or most places!
Regards.
Neil.
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vic
Aug 18, 2010 3:24 AM CST
Good Morning Neil!

I had no idea about all the stories.

I just thought the cotswolds had quaint architecture and beautiful gardens Smiling

vic
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Happy_1
Aug 18, 2010 5:16 AM CST
To me they have the best cheese in the world, Neil. My FAV!!

Hugs and save some sausage.

Nancy
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 18, 2010 11:21 AM CST
There are some darker sides to the Cotswolds than quaint cottages!
Regards.
Neil.
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 18, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Dear Nancy, Stilton is the best cheese in the world, and that is not made in the Cotswolds! All British cheeses are fantastic and Irish, as we have the Grass to get good milk!
We have beaten the Italians at Parmesan, the french at brie and camberet, at Champagne but we are not allowed to call it that, but still thrashed them in the tasting. Much to the disgust of the french Champagne producers. Just down the road from me we have the best Honey in the world 15 years world champion winner, in the Guinness book of Records! The best Lobsters, crabs (crustacean type, not the other sort), the lamb cannot be beaten and Scottish beef and raspberries are world renowned. Our organic movement is so powerful they can shut supermarkets down, and indeed have done.
Plus I make wicked scones, when you coming over, I will get the shed ready for Bob! Only joking!
Hugs.
Neil.
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Happy_1
Aug 19, 2010 5:54 AM CST
When is the best weather, Neil?

Nancy
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 19, 2010 8:12 AM CST
Dear Nancy, how long is a piece of string? You can never tell the weather in the UK, it is something you except. June for roses, July for Herbaceous going into August. Normally May if you want to go to Chelsea, earlier for Hampton Court and the Daffodils that can come out in February, but normally March. They always say that March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lamb, which is true, normally! First couple of weeks in July are quite good, see you then.
Hugs.
Neil.
p.s. The mother in law in her enclosed area!
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Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Aug 19, 2010 8:50 AM CST
Good looking MIL. I can see why you picked Sarah.

Will start checking my schedules.


Thanks, Neil

Hugs
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