the home of the earl and countess of leicester. a palladian hall conceived by thomas coke in 1750. holkham is privately owned and the coke family have lived in the estate since the hall was built by their ancestor.
nope not a typo it really is wells next the sea. derived from the many clear spring wells that were found in the area, however despite the name of next the sea, wells is actually over a mile from the sea!
charles hocking house was built-in acton in 1969 with the aim of providing affordable housing for families in the area. the building is now condemned to be demolished with luxury apartments to be built-in it’s place.
a few weeks back the street artist stik completed a 125ft tall mural running the whole height of charles hocking house. it is the tallest piece of street art in the uk, with an aim at raising awareness about the lack of social housing in the area.
whilst sitting on the living room floor this morning making a start on our christmas crackers, you can read how to make those here, my mind wandered off to cutlery and napkins. i was mumbling to myself, when Mr HPMcQ asked what i was babbling on about. “well, i was thinking that maybe instead of napkin rings i could make some little jackets to keep the cutlery and napkin together” he laughed and gave me a squeeze “i love you”
so whilst he popped out to sainsburys, i made some jackets.
so last year the HPMcQ’s popped their camping cherries. many of you might say “that wasn’t camping!” but i don’t care, that was as good as it gets for me and we had a ball, actually we had a spectacularly marvellous time. you can read about this years adventures here. but would we do it again i hear you say?