I have had a great weekend away at a rally in Westerham with the MCC.
A great village that has so much history http://www.visitwesterham.org.uk/
The village of Westerham has evolved for more than 1000 years from “Domesday and Pilgrims Way, to Motorway”, into the town it is today.
Close to London and the M25, Westerham is privileged to be surrounded by woodlands and open space, and seems to be built on “on a hill in a valley”.
Over the centuries, a variety of talented and famous people have been drawn to live in Westerham. Their legacy is here for us to enjoy. Westerham today is a lively town with lots to do, many unusual shops – and wonderful places to eat and drink.
Chartwell House is within walking distance. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-chartwell/w-chartwell-photo_gallery.htm
Bought by Sir Winston Churchill for its magnificent views over the Weald of Kent, Chartwell was his home and the place from which he drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of this great statesman. The hillside gardens reflect Churchill’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, Lady Churchill’s Rose Garden and the kitchen garden. Many of Churchill’s paintings can be seen in the studio.
Our Rally started on Friday night and and it was so good to meet up with old and new friends
and we had a good chin wag.
Saturday we strolled all around Westerham with Louis and went down alleyways and narrow roads finding something interesting wherever we went.
The weather came over cloudy so we had an indoor barbie and then another good chinwag where I caught up on all the gossip.
Dave the chef
Dave has had a heart transplant and is one of the longest living and he is a marvel always entertaining and caring for others.
He had an itch to due to medication so we spent the weekend scratching together. ha!ha!
The evening we had cheese and wine and just a good time was had by all.
6pm this morning a bang was heard like a shot gun and I discovered that Ken and Di had blown their chimney off their Motorhome when they lit their gas fire, this has caused a lot of amusement as that has happened to us before when the fire didn’t light first time and then on the next spark –bang– the excess gas blows.
The snobs (I think they are me friends) ha!ha!
We have said our goodbyes and we are home with the washing on and I have to cook a dinner but really I should be on a diet as we have eaten so much food this weekend.
My itching has carried on all weekend how embarrassing but it does look better now just more like a prickly heat rash.