Saturday, 25 September 2010

Alice in Wonderland.........

A couple of weekends ago we decided to visit Antony House in Torpoint. It was one of the locations for the recent remake of Alice in Wonderland.
It was lovely day, quite hot really. We took a picnic and after the drive there we decided to eat this first!
The above was one of the first links to the film that we saw. Quite large and Sophie recognised it straight away.

We had visited Antony House before, ages ago not long after Sophie was born. Due to having a pram we did not actual take the tour of the house, which is still owned privately.

The tour was lovely and Sophie was really interested in the older features such as the sinks(?) which are very different to what we have today. Not by much but a lot to a 7 year old. This is one of the reasons why we take her round National Trust houses, to learn a bit about the past first hand so to speak.

The gardens are lovely, see above.

The above picture shows a clock and we sat down and wait for it to strike 3pm. We waited.......... and we waited................ and eventually a white rabbit suddenly appeared and by automation rushed around the clock to music saying that he was very late. Sophie was glued to it and I thought it was one of the funniest things I have seen in ages. Brilliant.

Wandering around the gardens on a lovely hot summers day (yes! we actually had a few of those this year) is a perfect way to spend a day.

I took some lovely pictures of Sophie (sorry, but I prefer not to put her on the Internet) and she is so much more photogenic than me, she has a lovely little face and smile.

There was a little fenced off section under a tree and it has this fantastic fungus growing. I used to take pictures like this all of the time when I was on my City and Guilds course and I am afraid that I am still prone to doing it! Lovely colours and clearly special to these looking after the grounds of the house.

We had a great afternoon and Sophie had lots of fun searching for all of the Alice in Wonderland pieces. She walked into a little natural hut created by a tree and triggered off a projection of the Cheshire Cat and a bit of dialogue, you should have seen the look on her face. It was priceless.

I have finally finished some sewing, more on this tomorrow. Has anyone else had problems with blogger this week? I have been having trouble accessing my blog at times.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, we are off to Creative Stitches in Exeter tomorrow! Some craft retail therapy I think.



Barbara said...

Oooo that sounds like you and Sophie had a marvelous time and I can see from your pictures why! What a wonderful day you must have had.

Hugs XX

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I can only imagine what a magical place it must have been. Thanks you for sharing some of your photos from a wonderful day.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Sounds like you both had a great day. I taught at a National Trust property over the summer and they had Alice in Wonderful on in the courtyard below us. Everyone wasn't really interested in me in the end, just the play below!! I will e-mail you some photos, Sophie might be interested in how they compare. Hope you enjoy Creative Stitches.

Tatkis said...

Wow, such a great experience to you and to Sofy! You had a lot of fun :)

Best wishes,

Chocolate Cat said...

What a fun day and what a wonderful property. I have popped it on my list of places to visit one day!

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