I went walking with Winston Churchill on Sunday....in my dreams.
We went along to visit Chartwell,
a National Trust Property and the Churchill family home for many years.
The inside was as special as the outside. I will come back to the inside soon.
They adored it and it shows in what they created.
They toiled, planned, and fretted but in the end it is said to have
brought them great joy, as a home should.
Mary Soames, daughter of Winston and Clementine, writes of her mother....
" Over the years her pleasure in the place was seldom unalloyed by anxiety. Clementine, however, never stinted thought or effort in making Chartwell a delightful, comfortable home for her family, and the charming place so many friends through the years would recall. My mother imprinted the stamp of her lovely, and always unaffected, taste on both house and garden".
and of her father...
"As the years mounted, Winston still found infinite pleasure and contentment at Chartwell. Grandchildren as well as children came to be company for both my parents. My mother now played croquet instead of tennis; my father would watch the butterflies on the buddleias and count the red admirals with satisfaction, or sit for hours gazing over the dim blueness of the Weald - the view that 40 years before had so enraptured him."
A rainy Sunday at Chartwell and a walk along the property
An Artist at work...the studio.
A Gardener creates....
A great man alone in his thoughts....
creating a vision that would change the world.
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