Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Singing Amongst the Roses 10 Jun 2018

In The Early Summer, Rose, Roses

We sang to them in the rose garden. 

We sang to them in the orangery. 

We sang to them in the inner courtyard. 

We sang to them on the lawn of the main garden, several times. 

Finally we sang near the exit.

Four hours with a few breaks.

We were lucky with the weather. Dunham Massey was full of people enjoying themselves. 

There were picnics, ice creams, prosecco and beer.   

It's not always easy singing in the open air, but the shelter of a tree, a few climbing roses, an enclosed courtyard and the orangery made it easier. It's a good job we remembered the sun cream though: a lot of the time we were out in the open.

It was a great privilege to sing at this lovely National Trust property. We've been here several times before but this is the first time on a Sunday afternoon in what's beginning to look like summer. 

The first record of the park at Dunham Massey dates from 1362. It was left to the National Trust in 1976. There is so much to see and do here and the house itself is impressive yet still feels like a home.   

So for all of us it felt like a day out as well as another great opportunity to sing. We hope they'll ask us back again sometime soon.

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