I took part in an exhibition in Grasmere in March last year and we decided to stay for the weekend. It was glorious weather. One afternoon we had Afternoon Tea at Storrs Hall. It’s in a glorious setting by Windermere and the tea was delicious. While there we spotted a bride and groom being photographed in the grounds. I asked where their guests were and was told they do a special package for couples to get married without any guests. The staff will be their witnesses for the formal bit and then they stay for a day or two making the most of the beautiful surroundings on their own. It’s not everyone’s idea of a wedding but apparently (in normal times!) ¬†at least one couple every week choose this way to get married and several of my friends thought it sounded like a very good idea!

We also visited a National Trust property called Allan Bank which stands high above Grasmere. I have since done a pastel of the view from the house. I decided that a section of this drawing would make a good card and I’ve just had it printed.

Here it is.

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