You could be forgiven for thinking I'd popped over the Channel to France and this house is somewhere in the heart of the French countryside. It is in fact one of the Rothschild properties: Waddesdon Manor, in the heart of Buckinghamshire in the English Countryside. It was built in the French Neo-Renaissance style by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to house his large art collection and serve as a stylish place to entertain the fashionable set of the time. The garden is apparently one of the best examples of Victorian gardens in the country. It has the parterre above, fountains, lots of statuary and a very impressive looking aviary.
More recently parts of it doubled as Buckingham Palace in the film "The Queen" and it's also been used in the feature film 'Sherlock Holmes 2." Today I was there modelling my new 241 Tote.
(Excuse the Captain Caveman hair and
You can see more pictures of Waddesdon Manor in my flickr set here.
Please note: rumours that Chief and I will soon be wearing matching knitwear are completely unfounded. As are the rumours I've not done any making over the last two days because I'm designing my own patchwork quilted waistcoat.