Sunday, 9 May 2010

What a Place !

Can you believe we're already into May?  Where does the time go?  Well despite my promise, I haven't managed to do much blogging - no excuse - just busy, busy busy!

Anyway, one of the reasons I haven't had much time, I had to go to a three-day conference at a hotel in the Ashdown Forest!  What a wonderful place - I've taken a few photos and thought I'd share them.

Believe it or not, this is the view from my bedroom window.  Stunning, or what?  That rhodedendron bush was as big as it looks.  Here it is close up:

I was there just at the right time!

Now, here is my bathroom:

Who has to step UP to get into the bath?  I was sitting on the loo when I took these pictures.  This is the rest of the bath

How wonderful?  Then, still sitting on the loo ?? this is the view into the room.  Although very attractive, could have been a bit of a problem if you had to get up in the night and were disoriented.  Luckily, I was OK.

Now the actual conference was held in the old chapel.  Absolutely stunning, but the acoustics were not brilliant.  Who cares though when you had all this to look at?

This was the ceiling

and this was one of the stained glass windows.

This is the back of part of the hotel.  My room was the three turret windows in the middle.  How lucky was I?

This is part of the inside of the hotel looking down into the foyer.

As you can imagine I've got lots more pictures but this is just a taste.  It was a beautiful venue and the conference was OK - but who cares?



Lynn said...

You won't get this treatment at Debden you know!! Looks lovely Liz.

Linda said...

Looks lovely Liz, glad you had a good break & hope you didn't spend too much time sitting on that loo :)

liz said...

Very funny guys! Thanks a lot - I shall definitely expect better service in future :o)) xx

KraftyKaren said...

Wow - looks a fabulous place Liz - glad you didn't walk into that beam during the night!!

Karen said...

Oh Wow Liz. You were a lucky girl to get to go to a conference in such beautiful surroundings.

liz said...

Thank you both of you (Karen and Karen!!). Yes I would certainly recommend the place. Apparently you can go for Sunday lunch there. x