I had a lovely day out with Linda Sue and Stella today. It was great to meet them. They are staying in a coach house in Pimlico, full of art and antiques all just left there as if the owner just departed.
We visited Windsor castle to see Queen Mary's dollshouse. An amazing creation, all made as a present for Queen Mary who collected miniatures, and thought it was the best present she had ever received. It was also made as a showcase for British arts, crafts and manufacturing after the first world war, and includes the work of so many people. It was designed by Lutyens, at the same time as he was designing New Delhi, and has a garden by Agnes Jekyll. It is incredible, and a shame that you can only spend a short time looking at it due to the many visitors. I bought a book about it so I can study the different parts in much more detail.
The Frank Spencer of the gargoyle world.
A tower with a face.
Cheeky goatee bearded gargoyle.